Next Brighton Manager Odds

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Next Brighton Manager Odds

Brighton & Hove Albion are on the lookout for a new manager following Graham Potter's departure to Chelsea, following three impressive seasons at the Amex Stadium.

Potter was a very popular figure at the Seagulls and has earned many plaudits for the way that his side plays.

Last season was the Brightons' best ever Premier League finish as they managed to end the campaign in ninth place, which included memorable victories, such as the 4-0 thrashing of Manchester United.

So far this campaign, Brighton are fourth in the table despite the sales of key players such as Marc Cucurella and Yves Bissouma to Chelsea and Tottenham in the summer, they have managed to accumulate 13 points in their opening six Premier League fixtures.

Potter finished with a record of 42 wins and 46 draws in 135 matches - a win percentage of 31%, which in truth, doesn’t really paint the true picture as Brighton were known for spurning a high amount of XG.

This will be Brighton’s first change in manager since May 2019, when they appointed Potter from Swansea City after sacking Chris Hughton, the man who lead the Seagulls to the Premier League for the first time in the 2016/17 season via finishing as runners-up in the Championship.

If rumours are to be believed, Brighton ended up receiving £16m in compensation for Potter, as the former Ostersunds coach had a deal till the end of the 2024/25 season and a buyout clause of the formerly mentioned fee.

Kjetil Knutsen Odds: 2/1

Bodo/Glimt manager Kjetil Knutsen is the bookmakers' favourite to fill the vacancy at Brighton.

Knutsen’s side have made the headlines in the past 12 months or so, as they beat AS Roma 6-1 in the Europa Conference league, before defeating the Serie A outfit 2-1 at the Stadio Olimpico. The 53-year-old has won Eliteserien manager of the year in each of the last three seasons and led his side to a league title in 2020 and 2021.

This could potentially be a smart move by Brighton due to the success that the Norwegian has found when developing players both in his homeland and in European competitions.

Knutsen is priced at 2/1 to succeed Potter as Brighton manager - click on the link to claim this bet in your bet slip!

Steve Cooper Odds: 5/2

Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper is priced at 5/2 to become Potter’s successor.

Cooper has a good record in charge of fellow Premier League side Nottingham Forest, having earned them promotion to the Premier League from what looked like an impossible position last season, as Forest were bottom of the table in late September.

The 42-year-old is known for playing effective football, hence why he has won 29 and drawn 11 of his 52 matches in charge of the City Ground club. Notably, he also had a decent record at Swansea despite their tight budgets at the time, winning 47 of 105 matches, qualifying them for the play-offs in both the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons.

Could Cooper succeed Potter, as he did at Swansea where he actually had a better record than the former?

Cooper is priced at 5/2 to take over the reins from Potter once again.

Roberto De Zerbi Odds: 7/2

Highly rated Italian coach Roberto De Zerbi is looking for a new job having left Ukrainian outfit Shakhtar Donetsk in July.

The 43-year-old had an impressive record at Shakhtar, as he won 20 and drew five of his 30 matches in charge last season. He only managed to win the Ukrainian Super Cup due to the suspension of the Ukrainian Premier League that his side were actually top of.

Prior to this, he had worked his way through the ranks of Italian football, winning the Coppa Italia Leggia Pro with Foggia in 2015/16, as well as managing the likes of Palermo and Benevento where he found little success.

Back in his homeland, De Zerbi’s best spell was arguably with Sassuolo where he developed the Serie A outfit into an exciting proposition that played attractive football, managing them to eighth-placed finishes in 2019/20 and 2020/21 whilst developing the likes of Domenico Berardi, Manuel Locatelli, Giacomo Raspadori and Gianluca Scamacca.

De Zerbi is priced at 7/2 to become the next manager at the Amex Stadium.

Nathan Jones Odds: 8/1

Luton Town manager Nathan Jones has also been rumoured to be in the frame for the Brighton job.

Jones actually played for Brighton between 2000 and 2005 where he won the Football Lague Third Division and managed to earn promotion from the Football League Second Division (League One) twice.

Following his playing days, Jones actually returned to Brighton in 2013, serving as an assistant manager to the likes of Oscar Garcia, Sami Hyypia and Chris Hughton, before being demoted to first-team coach by the latter.

As a manager, the majority of Jones’ success has been with Luton Town, having earned promotion from League Two with the Hatters in 2016/17 via a second-place finish. He also laid down the foundations for Luton in 2018/19, leaving them second in League One in January before taking the Stoke City job.

Since returning to Luton after winning just six games in 38 at Stoke, Jones has turned the club’s Championship fortunes on their head, having helped them survive from what looked like an impossible situation towards the end of 2019/20 season, before overseeing their qualification for the play-offs last season.

Jones is priced at 8/1 to make a return to Brighton as their next manager.

Ange Postecoglou Odds: 10/1

Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has emerged as a potential target in Brighton’s search for a new manager.

The Australian coach has been a revelation since joining the Parkhead club, having managed to win the Scottish Premiership and Scottish League Cup in his first season in charge and currently sees his side lie five points clear of Rangers after just six matches this time around.

What would be promising for his chances too is his track record of developing players, such as Kyogo Furuhashi at Celtic and many more.

Prior to his current role, he had several jobs having been manager at youth levels for the Australian national team, before becoming their manager between 2013 and 2017. He also managed to win the A-League Championship twice and Premiership once with Brisbane Roar between 2010 and 2012, as well as the J-League with Yokohoma Marinos in 2019.

Postecoglou is priced at 10/1 to leave Celtic for Brighton.

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