Next Rangers Manager Odds: Graham Potter Favourite To Replace Michael Beale
Rangers are on the lookout for a new manager and betting sites believe there are a number of names in the frame.
Michael Beale was dismissed at the weekend following a 3-1 home defeat by Aberdeen.
That result was Rangers’ third defeat in seven Premiership games, leaving them outside the first two positions in Scotland’s top flight.
Rangers also fell short in the Champions League qualification play-offs, going down 7-3 to PSV on aggregate - although they did win their first match of the Europa League group phase against Real Betis.
Beale is therefore out of work after just 10 months at the helm of the Glaswegian giants, who will be looking to appoint a replacement as soon as possible.
Let’s take a look at some of the managers being mentioned in connection with the vacancy at Ibrox.
Why Graham Potter Is The Smart Bet: Next Rangers Manager Odds Breakdown
Given how badly things went at Chelsea last season, it is no surprise that Graham Potter is taking his time before jumping into another job.
Reports suggest he has already rejected several approaches since leaving Stamford Bridge in early April.
Despite his difficulties in west London, Potter is an excellent football coach. He proved that at Swansea City and Brighton & Hove Albion, and will be an asset to whichever club he joins next.
Brendan Rodgers, Steven Gerrard and Ange Postecoglou have moved from Old Firm clubs to attractive Premier League jobs in recent times, and Potter may be eyeing a similar career arc.
He is the 3/1 favourite with football betting sites to replace Beale in the blue half of Glasgow.
Kevin Muscat: A Close Look At The Odds For The Next Rangers Manager Position
As a notoriously aggressive player, Kevin Muscat was left out of the Rangers team for Old Firm games because he was deemed too much of a risk.
The former Australia international (mostly) cuts a calmer figure on the touchline these days and Muscat is priced at 4/1 to take the Rangers post.
He began his career with a six-year spell in charge of Melbourne Victory, replacing Postecoglou in that role. He is now managing another of former Postecoglou’s clubs, Yokohoma F. Marinos in Japan.
Muscat won the J1 League title in 2022 and the Japanese Super Cup earlier this year.
He would be a fascinating pick as the next Rangers boss, and Postecoglou’s success at Celtic should reduce the uncertainty over appointing someone without any substantial managerial experience in Europe.
The Odds Are In: Knutsen And Jones Dominate Next Rangers Manager Predictions
Kjetil Knutsen has been linked with a number of jobs in Britain over the last few years, but he remains with Bodo/Glimt for now.
In charge of the Norwegian outfit since 2018, he has won two league titles and led the team in European competition.
Knutsen is an innovative coach who was a contender to take over at Celtic earlier this year. He is available at odds of 5/1 with BetVictor to be the next head coach of the Gers.
Priced at 6/1 is Nathan Jones, who is currently out of work and therefore more easily obtainable than some of the other names on this list.
Jones did some fine work across two spells at Luton Town, but both of his other jobs - at Stoke City and Southampton - did not go well. That will concern the Rangers board.
Scott Brown Trails As Derek Mcinnes Gains Momentum In Rangers Managerial Odds
The appointment of Derek McInnes might not set pulses racing at Ibrox, but he has vast experience in Scottish football.
The former Rangers midfielder rejected an approach from the club while he was Aberdeen manager, however the current Kilmarnock boss would find it hard to turn the Gers down this time around. He, like Jones, can be backed at 6/1.
Scott Brown is a contender at 8/1, but the Rangers fans could struggle to warm to a man with such deep connections to Celtic, for whom he made over 600 appearances as a player.
Brown left his first managerial job at Fleetwood Town earlier this year and he may fancy a return to Scotland next.
Navigate the Speculation: Next Rangers Manager Odds Explored
Steven Davis has been handed the reins at Rangers on a temporary basis until the club appoints a new permanent manager.
The midfielder’s contract at Ibrox expired in the summer but he has been using the facilities at the training ground as he continues his rehabilitation from a serious knee injury.
Davis has not formally hung up his boots yet, but he could be willing to do so if he was offered the job on a full-time basis. The former Southampton man is priced at 12/1 with betting apps.
Ralph Hasenhuttl, listed at 14/1, would be a coup, but there is no indication that he is interested in the position.
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