Next Blackpool Manager Odds

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Next Blackpool Manager Odds

Blackpool are currently on the lookout for a new manager following the sacking of Michael Appleton after the Tangerines' 2-0 loss to Watford on Saturday.

The Seasiders' defeat to the Hornets leaves them 23rd in the Championship standings with 26 points from 27 matches, three points from safety and without a league win in their last ten matches, while their most recent victory was a 4-1 hammering of Premier League outfit Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup.

Appleton was appointed as Blackpool manager in June following the shock departure of Neil Critchley to Aston Villa, however, the 47-year-old’s time at Bloomfield Road hasn’t worked out as hoped, seeing the Tangerines win just seven of their 29 matches this season, equating to a 24% win percentage.

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Mick McCarthy Odds: 1/25

Former Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy is the bookmakers’ favourite for the vacancy at Blackpool.

The 63-year-old had a memorable spell as a club manager of Sunderland between 2003 and 2006 and managed to earn promotion with the Black Cats back to the Premier League in the 2004/05 season.

McCarthy also had good spells at the likes of Wolverhampton Wanderers between 2006 and 2012, who he also managed to earn promotion to the Premier League with in the 2008/09 season, as well as having a solid spell at Portman Road with Ipswich Town that lasted six years following his arrival at the Tractor Boys in 2012.

McCarthy’s last club job was as manager of Cardiff City where he won 14 of 38 matches in charge of the Bluebirds, resulting in him being sacked in late October 2021.

Blackpool are priced at 1/25 to appoint McCarthy as their next manager - click on the link to claim this bet in your bet slip!

Richie Wellens Odds: 7/1

Richie Wellens is also being considered as an option for role at Bloomfield Road.

At present, Wellens manages League Two leaders Leyton Orient, who have 57 points after 26 matches, seeing them sit 15 points clear of the play-off places. The 42-year-old has a 57% win percentage as manager of the Orient, having taken the job back in March last year.

This is in stark contrast to his previous managerial spell, where he was sacked by Doncaster Rovers back in early December 2021, having won just six of his 26 matches in charge at the Keepmoat Stadium, seeing him have a 23% win rate as Donny sat 23rd in the table.

Prior to this, Wellens was also sacked as manager of Salford City in 2020/21 after 30 games in charge, winning 11 and drawing 10, although he did win the EFL Trophy as manager of the Ammies, due to the postponement of the 2019/20 season’s final.

Wellens is perhaps best known for his terrific performances as manager of Swindon Town, where he earned promotion with the Robins from League Two as champions in 2019/20.

Wellens is priced at 7/1 to become Blackpool’s next manager.

Eric Ramsay Odds: 10/1

According to the Athletic, Blackpool have made an approach for Manchester United coach Eric Ramsay.

The 30-year-old is an ‘Individual Coach’ at United and has been at the Old Trafford club since July 2021, having previously been the assistant manager of Chelsea’s Under 23s side.

Other previous experiences that Ramsay has are as Shrewsbury Town’s assistant manager between November 2018 and July 2019, while also being their academy manager after a spell as Swansea’s Under 18s manager.

It is said that Red Devils manager Erik ten Hag regards Ramsay as an important member of his backroom team.

Ramsay is priced at 10/1 to leave United for Blackpool.

Leam Richardson Odds: 12/1

Leam Richardson is also on the Tangerines' shortlist of replacements for Appleton.

The 43-year-old has a good reputation following his time at Wigan, having saved the club from relegation in League One 2020/21 following financial troubles, before getting the Latics promoted to the Championship last season as they won the league title.

But, following a run of six losses in seven games this season, which saw Wigan sit in the Championship’s relegation zone, Richardson was sacked to the disappointment of many Wigan fans - notably, results on the pitch haven’t improved since his departure with the Latics sitting 24th in the table.

Richardson ended his time at Wigan with 49 wins and 30 draws from 117 matches across all competitions, equating to a 42% win rate.

Could Richardson join the Latics relegation rivals in the shape of Blackpool? He is priced at 12/1 to do so.

Mark Warburton Odds: 12/1

Former QPR manager Mark Warburton is also on this list of candidates for Blackpool's managerial vacancy.

The 60-year-old has had some high-profile managerial jobs in his time as manager, having earned Brentford promotion to League One in the 2013/14 season via a second-place finish, before leaving the Bees for Rangers where he won the Scottish Championship and Scottish Challenge Cup in 2015/16.

Since then, Warburton has managed both Nottingham Forest and QPR, but, failed to make the play-offs with either club, culminating in him leaving both sides.

Warburton is priced at 12/1 to be appointed as Blackpool’s next permanent manager.