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Next Bournemouth Manager Odds

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Next Bournemouth Manager Odds

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Next Permanent Bournemouth Manager Odds*

Candidate Odds Bet With
Graham Potter 2/1
Patrick Vieira 6/1
Scott Parker 8/1
Steven Gerrard 12/1
Sam Allardyce 16/1
Rafael Benitez 20/1
Ralph Hasenhuttl 25/1
Steve Cooper 33/1

*Odds compiled by Bookies.com

Out of the blue, Gary O'Neil has been sacked as the Head Coach of Bournemouth. The manager was arguably the best performing coach out of anyone in the Premier League considering the relative resources he had at his disposal, with the Cherries comfortably staying float in the top flight.

The Premier League betting sites are now starting to price up a Next Bournemouth Manager betting market, and it might be that the Dorset club approach Graham Potter with a view to taking charge, with the manager now a free agent after a short stint with Chelsea.

Patrick Vieira is another top-flight manager who is currently out of work, while Scott Parker has also been linked to a return to Bournemouth. There's also the name of Steven Gerrard who has been linked to a number of vacancies and the former Aston Villa boss could be in the running.

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Would Potter Be Open to Bournemouth Role?

Graham Potter has been linked to a number of managerial vacancies since leaving Chelsea, with the 48-year-old potentially a replacement for Gary O'Neil at the Vitality Stadium. Perhaps Bournemouth reached out to the former Brighton boss before sacking O'Neil, with Potter having a fairly strong track record despite his time at Stamford Bridge.

We shouldn't forget the excellent work that was achieved at the AMEX Stadium, and perhaps the Bournemouth board feel as though Potter can drive the team further up the table in the same way that he did with the Seagulls. He has previously held roles with Ostersunds and Swansea City, with the manager looking to rebuild his reputation after an ill-fated spell with Chelsea.

Vieira Another Name in the Cherries Frame

Patrick Vieira began the 2022/23 season in charge of Crystal Palace after a previously successful time of things at Selhurst Park, although the Frenchman was one of several top-flight managers who was unable to last the distance. The London club decided to part company after a run of poor results which threatened to suck the Eagles into trouble.

Some feel that Vieira was harshly treated considering that Palace had some difficult fixtures when the former Nice manager was given his P45 and perhaps the Bournemouth job will represent an opportunity for the Arsenal legend to build his own team and continue the strong work that was achieved by Gary O'Neil last year.

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Could Scott Parker Return to Vitality Stadium?

It might seem like a wild notion right now, although Scott Parker has been linked to a number of recent managerial vacancies, and perhaps it's not out of the question that the former England midfielder returns to Bournemouth for a second bite of the cherry.

Parker did originally achieve promotion with Bournemouth from the Championship before lasting just a matter of games into the 2022/23 season. He saw his team beaten 9-0 at Anfield and was pretty vocal about not being backed financially in the transfer market, although perhaps the board are now prepared to fund signings for someone who was previously in charge at Fulham.

Will Jones Get Another Chance to Coach in Top Flight?

Nathan Jones was hoping to achieve lift-off when given the reins at Southampton last season, although the Welshman failed to last long at St Mary's despite his team actually denying Manchester City a quadruple by beating them in the League Cup.

Jones has enjoyed two spells in charge of Luton Town and is now looking for his latest assignment, with Bournemouth potentially prepared to roll the dice on someone who has demonstrated at Kenilworth Road that he can engineer positive results with a modest budget at his disposal.

Kjetil Knutsen Another Front-Runner for Cherries Job

Thomas Frank was a relative unknown when taking charge of Brentford, and perhaps we might see a similar story at Bournemouth, with Kjetil Knutsen being strongly linked to the vacant post at the Vitality Stadium. The Norwegian football coach currently manages FK Bodø/Glimt in Eliteserien, with the 54-year-old having done very well with a club who have featured regularly in European competition.

Knutsen might want to further his ambition, with the manager having been in charge of FK Bodø/Glimt since 2018, and he has helped the club to two Eliteserien titles in 2020 and 2021. Last year was also particularly notable in that his Norwegian side enjoyed an emphatic 6-1 win over Roma in the Europa Conference League, with Jose Mourinho in the opposition dugout.

What might appeal to Bournemouth is the fact that Knutsen has engineered a successful team on a modest budget, and he could jump at the opportunity to further his career in England, although all his previous managerial experience has been in his native country. Knutsen's odds have started to drift which suggests that a move is unlikely.

Could Steven Gerrard Get Another Shot in Premier League?

Steven Gerrard has recently been linked to the vacant manager's position at Leeds United, although perhaps the Liverpool FC legend won't have to drop down to the Championship for his next managerial opportunity. The former Rangers and Aston Villa manager might be given the nod at the Vitality Stadium and the odds suggest he has a chance of getting the job.

Gerrard was initially successful at Rangers when ending the Celtic stranglehold north of the border, with his Gers team going unbeaten for an entire season. This led to the Liverpudlian getting the chance to manage the Villans, although he lasted fewer than 12 months at the Midlands club despite an initially promising start. 

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Could Allardyce Be Lured Out of Semi-Retirement?

Sam Allardyce won't be managing Leeds United in the Championship, although perhaps he might find the AFC Bournemouth job more appealing. A gig on the south coast could be just what the doctor ordered for someone who has a wealth of managerial experience, with the former England boss seemingly open to various challenges.

Allardyce was unable to keep Leeds afloat in the top flight last term although he was only given a handful of games to try and keep a troubled team in the top flight. However, the Bournemouth role would offer him more of a fighting chance, especially if there was money available to strengthen the squad.

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Would Hasenhuttl Return to South Coast?

Ralph Hasenhuttl did some sterling work at Southampton FC after taking charge of the Saints in 2018, with the Austrian having the team punching above their weight until his departure. Before he was sacked last season, the former Leipzig manager was one of longest serving top-flight bosses.

Hasenhuttl has been out of work since leaving St Mary's although he has been regularly linked to various managerial vacancies and perhaps he could be open to the prospect of stepping in to replace O'Neil and building his own squad. It is thought that he ended up becoming frustrated with the lack of financial backing at Southampton.

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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.