Next Colchester United Manager Odds

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Next Colchester United Manager Odds

Colchester United are on the lookout for a new manager following the dismissal of Wayne Brown after their 1-0 home defeat to newly promoted Grimsby Town.

This defeat was Col U’s fifth loss in nine games, leaving them 21st in the League Two standings.

Brown had managed to work his way up the managerial ladder, having worked with the Essex club at youth level, before having an impressive four-year managerial spell at Maldon & Tiptree between 2018 and 2022 where he won 68% of his matches in charge.

The 45-year-old returned to Colchester in January, managing them 33 times, winning 12 and drawing nine.

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Paul Tisdale Odds: 4/1

Paul Tisdale is one of the favourites for the managerial vacancy at Colchester.

The 49-year-old will mainly be remembered by fans of Exeter City having managed the Grecians for 12 years between 2006 and 2018, managing to earn the St James’ Park club promotions from the National League all the way up to League One having finished as runner-up in the 2008/09 League Two season.

Since leaving Exeter, the Maltese manager went on to win promotion from League Two with MK Dons, finishing third in 2018/19, but, has since been sacked by the Dons, following one point from nine matches at the start of the following campaign, as well as by both Bristol Rovers and Stevenage having managed 26% and 14% win percentages from 19 and 21 fixtures.

Kenny Jackett Odds: 4/1

Former Wolves and Millwall manager Kenny Jackett is also in the frame to become Colchester United’s next manager.

Jackett has his contract terminated as manager of Leyton Orient back in February after only managing to win 12 and draw 14 of his 38 matches in charge.

The 60-year-old has an array of managerial experience, having won promotion from League Two back in 2004/05 as manager of Swansea, whilst also winning the Football League Trophy the next season with the Swans.

On top of this, Jackett has also won promotion from League One twice with Millwall in 2009/10 via the play-offs, as well as winning the division with Wolves back in 2013/14. His last managerial honour was winning the EFL Trophy in 2018/19 with Portsmouth.

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David Artell Odds: 4/1

Ex-Crewe Alexandra manager David Artell has also been linked with the vacant role at Colchester.

The 41-year-old is without a club following his departure from Gresty Road last season upon Alexandra’s relegation, with that role being his only managerial job to date, having held that role for five years.

During his time as Crewe manager, Artell oversaw their promotion to League One via a second-place finish in League Two in the 2019/20 season. The former Rotherham United defender managed Alexandra 274 times, winning 100 matches and drawing 51, seeing him have a win percentage of 36.5%.

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John McGreal Odds: 6/1

The final manager on this list is former Colchester manager John McGreal, who managed to Essex club for four years between May 2016 and July 2020.

McGreal’s managerial career hasn’t really progressed since then, having left Swindon Town without managing a game, before becoming a coach at Ipswich Town in League One - managing the Under 23s side whilst also having four matches in charge as a caretaker following the sacking of Paul Cook.

During his time at Col U, McGreal managed them 202 times, winning 76 and drawing 55, leaving him with a win percentage of 37.6%.

The 50-year-old Liverpudlian may perhaps think there is unfinished business to be done at the JobServe Community Stadium, having not had his contract renewed back in 2020.

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