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Next Nottingham Forest Manager Odds

Next Nottingham Forest Manager Odds

Next Nottingham Forest Manager Odds

After their late defeat to Liverpool, it is rumoured that Nottingham Forest owner Evangelos Marinakis is looking for a new manager to replace Steve Cooper.

Cooper has been in charge since September 2021 and memorably got Forest back into the Premier League after a 1-0 win in the play-off final against Huddersfield Town last season, ending their 23-year exodus from top-flight football.

However, following Forest’s lavish spending, which has seen them sign 30 players over the course of the campaign, they sit 19th in the Premier League table, one point shy of 17th-placed Leicester City, hence why there is mounting pressure from Forest’s ownership to get results or face the potential consequences of relegation.

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Last updated 30/09/2023

Steven Gerrard Odds: 7/4

Steven Gerrard is one of the favourites to succeed Cooper after being sacked by Aston Villa in October 2022.

At the start of the 2018-19 season, Gerrard made his senior managerial debut as Rangers manager, leading Rangers to a 2-0 win in the Europa League against Shkupi.

During his time, Rangers went on a 12-match unbeaten run in all competitions at the start of the season. The unbeaten run was finally broken in the Old Firm derby against Celtic.

Gerrard won Rangers their first title in ten years in his second season at the club. During that season, they managed to go unbeaten in the league and reached a record number of points, 102.

The 42-year-old left Rangers to join Aston Villa on a three-and-a-half-year deal in November 2021. Results were generally mixed as head coach, finishing 14th in his first year at the club.

But after a poor start to the new campaign, he was sacked in October 2022, spending just under a year at Villa Park.

Nottingham Forest are priced at 7/4 to appoint Gerrard as their next manager - click on the link to claim this bet in your bet slip!

Patrick Vieira Odds: 4/1

Another manager currently out of work is Arsenal legend, Patrick Vieira. Could Vieira be the man to save Nottingham Forest from relegation?

Vieira was appointed as manager of Nice in June 2018 and took them to a seventh-place finish in the league, one place higher than the campaign prior to his arrival, however, in the cup competitions, it wasn't very reassuring. He was knocked out of the Coupe de France in the Round of 16 and Round of 32. In December 2020, Nice sacked Vieira due to a poor start and failure to progress from the group in the Europa League.

In July 2021, Vieira became Crystal Palace's new manager on a three-year deal. During his time there, he guided them to a 12th-place finish and reached the FA Cup semi-final, losing to Chelsea.

In March 2023, Vieira was sacked by the Eagles after 12 games without a win and three games without a single shot on target, leaving them just above the Premier League’s relegation zone.

Vieira is priced at 4/1 to make a return to management with Forest.

Ralph Hasenhüttl Odds: 6/1

Ralph Hasenhuttl hopes to return to the Premier League after a disappointing end to his Southampton career.

The Austrian manager has coached many European clubs, including VfR Aalen, FC Ingolstadt and RB Leipzig, but most recently, was in charge of Southampton.

Hasenhüttl was appointed manager of the Saints in 2018, however, they always found themselves in a relegation battle during his time as Saints manager. Despite their poor run of form and a couple of 9-0 defeats to Leicester City and Manchester United, Hasenhüttl managed to keep the Saints up every time on what was a limited budget.

However, in his fifth and final season, the owners believed they needed a change and on November 2022, Southampton sacked him as they only had 12 points in 14 games and sat in the relegation zone.

Hasenhuttl is priced at 6/1 to succeed Cooper as manager of Forest.

Jorge Sampaoli Odds: 8/1

Jorge Sampaoli has managed over 20 clubs and international teams during his managerial career. So, could his experience help Forest in the short term and escape the drop?

Sampaoli is currently the manager of Brazilian Serie A side Flamengo. In the past, he has coached international teams such as Chile, where he won the Copa America in 2015 for the very first time in their history. In 2017 he managed Argentina, and after a disappointing world cup in Russia, the Argentine Football Association decided to part ways with him in July 2018.

Since then, the 63-year-old has taken the reins at the likes of Marseille and Sevilla in Europe and has proven himself as a very capable tactician. His Coaching style is very attack-minded, and he loves to see his team on the front foot and defend from as high up the pitch as possible.

Sampaoli is priced at 8/1 to make the switch from Flamengo to Forest.

Rafael Benitez Odds: 10/1

Rafa Benitez is priced at 10/1 to become the next Nottingham Forest manager, as the Spaniard had said he would love to work in the Premier League again.

Benitez has coached many clubs, from winning the Champions League with Liverpool in 2005, to managing the likes of Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Napoli and not to mention, Valencia.

As well as this, the ex-Newcastle United manager has loads of experience with the relegation battle. Although he was relegated with Newcastle in 2016 after being given a limited amount of games to turn their fortunes around, he got them straight back up a year later, winning the Championship title in 2017 before consolidating their place in the top flight.

Benitez has been regarded for his tactical understanding, particularly in European ties, setting his team up to exploit the opposition's weaknesses.

Forest are priced at 10/1 to appoint Benitez as their next manager.

Jesse Marsch Odds: 12/1

Former Leeds Manager Jesse Marsch has been linked with a return to the Premier League to become the new Nottingham Forest Manager.

Marsch assisted RB Leipzig head coach Ralf Rangnick for the 2018-19 season. He helped organize the team in training, so the players were ready for their opponents before leaving this role in June 2019 to join Leipzig's sister club Red Bull Salzburg.

Marsch won the league in his first season at the club, winning 68.75% of the games and he has also won the Austrian Cup, beating Austria Lustenau 5-0. These trophies made him the first-ever American coach to win a top-flight league title in Europe.

The-ex Leeds coach was then appointed as RB Leipzig's manager in the 2021-22 season but parted ways with the club after 17 games into the season, with his record standing at seven wins, four draws, and six losses.

Despite his failure to meet Leipzig’s expectations, Marsch was appointed as Leeds manager in February 2022, with the American leading them to safety in their battle against relegation on the final day of the 2021/22 campaign, beating Brentford 2-1. However, one year after being appointed as Leeds's head coach, he was sacked due to Leeds sitting 17th in the table and looking no better off in the long run.

Marsch’s style of play is similar to Leipzig's with a 4-2-3-1 shape, with the three behind the striker attacking narrowly and the full-backs providing width to help support the attack.

Marsch is priced at 12/1 to make a shock return to Premier League management with Forest.