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Next Permanent Blackburn Rovers Manager Odds*

Selection Odds (Click to bet) Bookmaker
Duncan Ferguson Evens BetVictor
Paul Warne 7/4 BetVictor
Gareth Ainsworth 7/2 BetVictor
Craig Shakespeare 14/1 BetVictor
Carlos Carvalhal 14/1 BetVictor
Liam Manning 16/1 BetVictor
David Unsworth 20/1 BetVictor

*Odds correct as of June 6, 2022.

Next Blackburn Rovers Manager Odds

Tony Mowbray was a popular figure as manager of Blackburn Rovers, although the former West Brom and Middlesbrough manager made way at the end of the 2021/22 season. Having failed to steer the Lancashire outfit into the Championship play-offs, the reins will be handed to someone else.

It might take several weeks for Blackburn to find the right candidate, with Duncan Ferguson now trading as favourite. Betting odds of evens with the best betting apps doesn’t suggest that the Everton coach is a done deal, although perhaps the Scot will feel that it's now time to fly the Goodison Park nest.

There are plenty of other familiar names in the betting, with Paul Warne having recently steered Rotherham back to the Championship, while Gareth Ainsworth is the third manager at single figure betting odds.

Duncan Ferguson Heads Blackburn Betting

Duncan Ferguson regularly seems to get linked to Championship managerial positions, although perhaps there's no smoke without fire when it comes to the Ewood Park position. BetVictor now make Big Dunc the even money favourite to replace Tony Mowbray, with the Scot having limited experience when it comes to being in a manager's dugout.
Ferguson has been the assistant to high-profile managers such as Carlo Ancelotti and Rafael Benitez at Everton. He has also had the caretaker manager's position on a handful of occasions, although perhaps Frank Lampard coming to take charge has forced his hand somewhat.

Paul Warne Backed to Manage Rovers

Paul Warne has been in charge of Rotherham United since 2016, with the 49-year-old having guided the Millers to promotion from League One last season. The South Yorkshire club have been something of a yo-yo outfit under Warne as they flit between League One and the Championship although he's a popular figure at the New York Stadium.
Warne might have reached the stage where he feels as though Rotherham have been taken as far as they possibly can. Therefore, it explains why he's among the leading candidates on the betting shortlist when it comes to a high-profile Championship position.

Would Gareth Ainsworth Leave Wycombe?

Gareth Ainsworth is one of the longest-serving managers in the Football League, having taken charge at Wycombe Wanderers in 2012. Few would have expected the 48-year-old to remain in charge 10 years down the line, although he’s been a hugely popular figure at Adams Park and nearly steered the Chairboys into the Championship before losing in the League One play-off final against Sunderland.

Ainsworth actually started his playing career at Blackburn Rovers and was part of the youth setup between 1989-91 before starting out with Northwich Victoria and eventually going on to bigger things with clubs such as Preston, QPR and Wycombe.

It is clear that the ex-QPR caretaker boss has done a good job with Wycombe and might have aspirations to manage a bigger club that he can potentially steer into the Premier League. However, the length of his tenure with the Chairboys means he might remain loyal to the cause, especially if they get promotion.

Carlos Carvalhal Joint-Favourite for Blackburn Job

Carlos Carvalhal has previously enjoyed spells with Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City in the Championship, with the Portuguese now trading as joint favourite in the Next Blackburn Rovers Manager betting market. The 56-year-old is highly experienced and has been in charge at Braga since 2020, with the Portuguese side having gone deep in the Europa League this season before losing to Rangers.

Carvalhal twice took Sheffield Wednesday into the Championship play-offs, with the Owls losing the final on both occasions, the second of these saw Wednesday beaten on penalties. Perhaps the Blackburn board will feel as though he has the knowhow to steer Rovers to the top six of the division and build a promotion-challenging squad.

Liam Manning a Wanted Man After MK Dons Exploits

Perhaps Blackburn Rovers will consider taking a chance on someone who nearly got MK Dons promoted last term. Liam Manning was pretty unlucky not to get the team over the line when it came to securing automatic promotion and it's noticeable that the 36-year-old is short in the betting for a number of vacant positions.

It might be that Manning decides to remain at Stadium MK for the foreseeable future and build a team who can win League One next term before lining up in the Championship. Despite the modest fanbase, the club have the sort of infrastructure that could see them competing in the second tier.

Michael Carrick Could Be Ready to Cut Teeth

Michael Carrick has been linked to a number of vacant managerial posts over the past few years. The 40-year-old has been part of the coaching staff at Manchester United since hanging up his playing boots, and it's possible that he could be an assistant to Erik ten Hag next term. However, perhaps the former West Ham and Tottenham player will feel as though he can now take on a fresh challenge.

Carrick has clearly worked with some top-class managers including Sir Alex Ferguson, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho, with Carrick potentially eyeing nearby Blackburn as a chance to demonstrate his ability as a football manager. He is now trading as the third favourite on the betting market to take charge.

Daniel Farke is Tried and Tested in the Championship

When it comes to managers who have a blueprint for Championship promotion, Daniel Farke is definitely among them. The German might not have been able to keep Norwich City in the Premier League, he has twice steered the Canaries to the top flight by winning the title.

It naturally follows that he might be on the shortlist when the Blackburn Rovers owners are considering their options for a successor to Tony Mowbray. Farke was originally going to take charge at Russian club Krasnodar but is now looking for a new venture and is the joint-favourite with some of the best new betting sites.

McInnes and Johnson Also in Blackburn Betting

Derek McInnes is currently in charge at Kilmarnock having taken the manager’s job at the Scottish club in January. The 50-year-old previously had an eight-year spell with Aberdeen. He has previously experienced English football management with Bristol City and could be approached by Blackburn in their search for a new gaffer.

Damien Johnson is very familiar with Blackburn Rovers due to the fact that he played 60 times for them during his playing career and is currently the professional development phase lead coach at the Lancashire outfit. It wouldn’t be a huge surprise if he was promoted from within, and that would also be the cheap option.

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Matthew Glazier for Bookies.com
Matthew Glazier
Matthew Glazier, the former Head of Marketing at bet365, is a veteran in the online betting industry and contributes to Bookies.com.