Oxford United are searching for a new manager after sacking Pep Clotet
Craig Bellamy continues to head the market at 4/6 with BetVictor to become the next manager of Oxford United, although the Welshman has drifted slightly in the market, with Alan Stubbs now a 5/2 chance.
Oxford fans continue to wait patiently for their club to announce a new manager, with Michael Beale the recent market mover and he’s an 8/1 chance.
Craig Bellamy is now 1/2 with BetVictor to become the next manager of Oxford United, with the Welshman having shown an interest in taking charge at the Kassam Stadium despite a dearth of experience.
Derek Fazackerley is a 6/1 poke to take the role on a permanent basis, while David Unsworth is a 16/1 poke after previously being favourite for the role.
David Unsworth is now the 4/7 favourite to become the next manager of Oxford United, with the man previously known as Rhino thought to be in with a strong chance of replacing Pep Clotet.
Craig Bellamy has drifted out to 9/4 for the gig, with Derek Fazackerley now trading at 5/1 to get the job.
Frank Lampard has taken a big walk in the market to be next Oxford United manager, although two well-known names have emerged and one of them is Craig Bellamy. The Welshman has never had a senior management role since hanging up his boots, although it appears he could be the man to replace Pep Clotet.
BetVictor offer 7/4 about Bellamy, although it is David Unsworth who is trading at odds of 4/5, with the Everton U23 manager having had a brief taste of taking the first team at Goodison after replacing Ronald Koeman on a caretaker basis.
Unsworth didn’t appear to have much of a clue with the Toffees although Sam Allardyce is experiencing similar problems and perhaps the scouser could get a first opportunity of his own at the Kassam Stadium.
Frank Lampard is now a 1/2 chance to replace Pep Clotet at Oxford United, with the former Chelsea midfielder thought to have held talks with the League One club.
Simon Grayson is the second favourite at 8/1 although it appears as though Lampard could be the man to take charge despite a lack of managerial experience.
Frank Lampard has emerged as the 3/1 favourite with BetVictor to become the next manager of Oxford United.
Lampard has expressed a desire to go into football management and the U’s are thought to be interested in replacing Pep Clotet with someone who would certainly put the League One club on the map and potentially attract players.
Michael Appleton is a 6/1 chance to return to his former club, while Wayne Brown is the same price and you can get odds of 4/1 that Simon Grayson makes a fairly swift return to football management following his departure from Sunderland a few months ago.
Neil Lennon is an 8/1 poke and Oxford are likely to have several applications for a post which was recently vacated by Clotet.
Next Oxford manager odds with BetVictor
Frank Lampard 3/1
Simon Grayson 4/1
Michael Appleton 6/1
Wayne Brown 6/1
Neil Lennon 8/1
Derek Fazackerley 10/1
Oxford United sit tenth in League One and will look to find a manager who can steer them into the play-off places after parting company with Pep Clotet.
The board decided that successive defeats against Walsall and Bury means the club are now heading in the right direction under Clotet, with the search under way for a successor who can challenge for promotion to the Championship.
Paul Tisdale could be the man to assume the role, with the Exeter City manager once again doing well with the Grecians this season who sit fifth in League Two and many think he could be someone who would prosper at a higher level.
Gareth Ainsworth might also find it an attractive proposition, with the Wycombe manager similar to Tidsdale in the sense that he’s been in charge at his current position for several seasons although a League One role like this might make plenty of appeal.
Kevin Nolan is a third League Two manager who might think this represents a chance to manage in the Championship next season, with Oxford likely to be spoilt for choice when the volume of applications come through.
Derek Fazackerley has taken caretaker charge of the U’s team and he’s been listed among the favourites, while some are linking Frank Lampard to the role despite his obvious lack of experience.
Alan Stubbs and Billy Davies have also been seen on betting shortlists, with Brian McDermott and Dougie Freedman among other names mentioned.
There are several managers out of work, with Nigel Pearson among them, although Simon Grayson is also looking for a way back into the game and could be interested in talking to the club.
Mark Warburton recently left the Nottingham Forest position but had a good track record with Brentford in League One.
All odds were correct at time of posting.