Next Derby County Manager: Who next to take on the Rams?
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Next Derby County Manager
The bookies have comprehensively slashed the odds on John Terry taking the reins at Championship strugglers Derby County, the former England international now odds-on at 1/2 to take over at Pride Park. Terry has thus overtaken former favourite Sam Allardyce who has lengthened to a general 4/1 on the betting market. Current Derby Counter player-caretaker-manager Wayne Rooney is around 5/1 to be offered the position on a permanent basis with some bookmakers going as high as 8/1 on England’s all-time record goal-scorer.
Next in the betting market is former Bournemouth gaffer Eddie Howe at odds of 12/1 while ex Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez is a 16/1 punt to be offered the role. Liam Rosenior comes in next at 20/1 while 25/1 shots include Pep Clotet, Chris Davies, Steve Cooper, Paul Warne, Paul Clement, Phil Neville, Danny Cowley and John Gregory.
Derby County remain rooted to the foot of the Championship table, the Rams having failed to find the net more than once in all of their league matches since the start of the campaign. Indeed the East Midlands outfit have only scored five goals since the start of 2020/21, less than any other side in the Championship.
1/2 – John Terry
4/1 – Sam Allardyce
5/1 – Wayne Rooney
12/1 – Eddie Howe
16/1 – Rafael Benitez
20/1 – Liam Rosenior
Rafael Benitez may still be top of the betting market to be the next permanent Derby County manager but the bookies have slashed the odds on Sam Allardyce taking on the role recently vacated by Phillip Cocu.
The Rams remain rooted to the foot of the Championship table with player-interim-manager Wayne Rooney overseeing a disappointing defeat to promotion-hopefuls Bristol City in his first game in charge. As such the odds on Rooney being offered the position on a permanent basis have lengthened with some firms going 6/1 on such an occurrence.
The big mover in the betting market has been Sam Allardyce, his odds being slashed from around 20/1 to just 3/1 over the past few days. Allardyce has also been linked with the West Bromwich Albion position although Slaven Bilic remains in the hot-seat at the Hawthorns for the time being.
Allardyce’s last managerial stint was at Everton although while he steered the side to a top-eight finish in the Premier League, the fans weren’t happy with his style of play and he left on 16th May 2018. He had a chance to return to managerial circles a year later with Newcastle United but he turned down approaches from the Magpies. Could he be tempted by Derby County? The bookies seem to think so.
3/1 – Rafael Benitez
3/1 – Sam Allardyce
6/1 – Wayne Rooney
6/1 – John Gregory
6/1 – John Terry
10/1 – Liam Rosenior
Dalian Pro boss Rafa Benitez has had his odds slashed to just 6/4 to be the next boss of Championship side Derby County, some firms still going a best price of 9/4. The Spaniard was a rank outsider when the betting market opened earlier last week at odds as high as 33/1, however over the past 24 hours or so he has been the subject of a massive rash of bets. Indeed approximately 61% of all bets on the freebets.org markets have been aimed towards the 60-year-old taking over as Rams gaffer and 16% have been pointed towards caretaker manager Wayne Rooney.
With Derby County sitting at the foot of the Championship table, the club decided to dispense with the services of Phillip Cocu and following this a whole host of different names have been linked with the now vacant position. Whoever takes on the role faces a massive task in lifting the Rams up the division and some firms go 6/4 on Wayne Rooney taking the position. The 35-year-old is currently in the role of player-coach until a permanent successor to Cocu is found, however the chances of him being offered the post full-time appears to have receded somewhat.
As for Benitez, he was boss at Newcastle United when Sheikh Khaled was aiming to buy the club and reports suggest that the Sheikh has had a takeover bid for Derby County accepted by the Football League.
6/4 – Wayne Rooney
9/4 – Rafael Benitez
11/2 – John Terry
7/1 – Steve Cooper
15/2 – Sam Allardyce
9/1 – Eddie Howe
10/1 – Danny Cowley
20/1 – Garry Monk
20/1 – Steven Gerrard
20/1 – Lee Johnson