Next Aston Villa Manager Odds: Who Leads the List for Gerrard’s Replacement?
The away defeat to Fulham became the last game for Steven Gerard as the head coach of Aston Villa.
Now, with the 17th position in the standing and nine points in eleven games, Aston Villa needs another manager who’ll inspire all the talents in the team for better performances and results.
Odds for Next Aston Villa’s Coach
With regular changes in the list, Betfair’s odds for a new appointment are pretty attractive to make a winning pick:
|Ruben Amorim||2.1 (11/10)|
|Sean Dyche||6.5 (11/2)|
|Thomas Frank||6.5 (11/2)|
|Mauricio Pochettino||8.0 (7/1)|
|Unai Emery||12.0 (11/1)|
|Michael Beale||13.0 (12/1)|
|Arne Slot||13.0 (12/1)|
|Julen Lopetegui||21.0 (20/1)|
|Marcelo Bielsa||26.0 (25/1)|
|Rafa Benitez||26.0 (25/1)|
Let’s look at them in more detail and try to analyze who can be better.
Who’s Next to Lead Aston Villa as Head Coach?
Is Amorim Ready for a New Challenge in Premier League?
The recent coach of Sporting Lisbon leads the odds chart, and Villa’s bosses will surely review his portfolio. The Portuguese coach proved his class in Lisbon, while now the team is struggling in both Primeira and Champions League Group D after two consecutive losses to Marseille. Maybe, it’s time for all sides to make changes.
Dyche or Frank? Or Both Are not Perfect?
The second place in the British bookies’ odds list now belongs to two different names: Sean Dyche and Thomas Frank. The first is a proven variant to save the team in Premier League and is free after departure from Burnley. The second is only to show his class with attractive Brentford.
However, it’s hard to imagine how Sean will cope with the bunch of talent gathered in Birmingham after pragmatic Burnley. At the same time, there is almost no reason for Thomas Frank to risk his name and try to build a new game in a different place. Aston Villa owners want the next manager to be more reliable in terms of gameplay and authority.
Pochettino, Emery, Lopetegui, and even Benitez
The Argentian coach was among Aston Villa’s priorities, but Mauricio isn’t interested in diving into a crisis club right during the season. This talented team could fight for Champions League place in every other championship, but not in EPL, and that is one of the core reasons why Pochettino will refuse.
Benitez, Bielsa, and Lopetegui look like more realistic options to be next in Aston Villa, as they weren’t successful in Everton, Leeds, and Sevilla, respectively. So, they can hardly expect a better offer shortly while still can lead the club and trying to fight for a European Cup place. Unai Emery looks like a good option, but there were almost no signs that he would leave Villareal soon.
All the options are offered at great odds to try a bit of luck. Especially interesting are the variants like Benitez and Lopetegui, which are free now and can be happy to dive into Premier League battles.