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Next Brighton Manager Betting Odds

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Next Brighton Manager Betting Odds

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Next Permanent Brighton Manager Odds*

Selection Odds Bookmaker
Franck Haise 3/1 BetVictor
Kjetil Knutsen 3/1 BetVictor
Bo Svensson 11/2 BetVictor
Steve Cooper 10/1 BetVictor
Roberto De Zerbi 10/1 BetVictor
Ange Postecoglu 12/1 BetVictor
Nathan Jones 25/1 BetVictor
Russell Martin 20/1 BetVictor
Brendan Rodgers 33/1 BetVictor

*Odds correct as of 6:15am September 15, 2022

There's been a sea change when it comes to the Next Brighton Manager betting market, with the best sports betting sites now adding Franck Haise and Bo Svensson to the list of favourites to replace Graham Potter at the AMEX Stadium.

Kjetil Knutsen also continues to hover near the top of the betting market, while Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper and Celtic boss Ange Postecoglu have also been linked to the vacant post, although Brighton continue to consider their options and have plenty of time before their next game.

Haise Now Among Favourites for Brighton Job

Franck Haise is not someone well-known unless you're an afficionado of French football although it appears as though the Lens manager could be replacing Graham Potter according to the latest odds. The 51-year-old has plenty of experience when it comes to managing in Ligue 1 and it appears that he could be ready to make the switch to England.

Haise has been in charge of Lens since 2020 and he has a win rate of 45% at the Stade Bollaert-Delelis, with the manager having steered the team to a seventh-placed finish in Ligue 1 last season and it has been a similarly bright start to the current campaign which has seen his troops record five wins and two draws from seven games.

Haise has been part of the Lens coaching setup for several years and was previously in charge of the B team, with the former midfielder having also spent time in charge of Lorient and perhaps he will be seen as a really good fit according to the latest odds.

Svensson Another Left Field Candidate in the Running

Bo Svensson could be set to follow in the footsteps of Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel considering that he's in charge of Mainz in the German Bundesliga right now. The well-known pair also enjoyed spells with this club before moving on to bigger things and the 43-year-old has now been linked to the prospect of replacing Graham Potter.

Svensson is making a decent fist of things with Mainz and has a win rate of bigger than 40% which is fairly solid for a team of this stature. Mainz were able to finish eighth in the table last season and the team have begun the campaign brightly enough with three victories and a draw from their first six encounters.

The Dane was previously the head coach of FC Liefering in Austria, famously known for being a feeder club for Red Bull Salzburg. It's plausible that he could be in the running for the job and he was added to the recent betting market along with Franck Haise.

Knutsen Previous Favourite to Replace Potter

Kjetil Knutsen has been linked to the vacant Bournemouth manager’s role in recent weeks, and perhaps the 53-year-old could be open to the prospect of taking charge at the AMEX Stadium. He is currently in charge of Norwegian side Bodo/Glimt and could be ready to further his ambitions in England.

Knutsen has won the Eliteserien in Norway over the past two seasons and led his team into Europe, where they have enjoyed some eye-catching results including a 6-1 victory over Roma in the Europa Conference League last term. The money has come for someone who could buy into the Brighton philosophy.

It will be interesting to see how Knutsen would adapt to a high-profile position although perhaps this opportunity has come along at the right time. He will have noted how Erik ten Hag was able to make the transition from the Netherlands to England in a relatively short space of time.

De Zerbi Available After Shakhtar Stint

Roberto De Zerbi is not someone well known in England, although the 43-year-old has entered the next Brighton manager betting market as one of the favourites. The Italian was most recently in charge of Shakhtar Donetsk, with the manager winning the Ukrainian Super Cup and then kicking on to claim the league title with them. 

Previous to this, De Zerbi was also successful with Sassuolo in Italian Serie A. He led the unfashionable outfit to successive eighth-placed finishes in the top tier of Italian football, with the manager having previously had spells in charge of Benevento and Palermo.

This seems like a credible candidate based on the attacking style of football that has been cultivated by the Italian with his previous clubs, and perhaps this opportunity could come along at the right time for someone who could fit Brighton's profile.

Will Cooper Be Another Ex-Swans Manager at the AMEX?

Steve Cooper has been manager of Nottingham Forest for roughly 12 months, although he might be open to the possibility of swapping the Midlands club for Brighton & Hove Albion. The Seagulls previously swooped to land a former Swansea City manager in the form of Graham Potter, and Cooper was someone else who impressed at the Liberty Stadium before deciding to step down.

Since taking charge of the Tricky Trees, he has done everything right in terms of steering them up through the Championship standings and into the play-offs before a Wembley win over Huddersfield Town. Cooper is now attempting to keep Forest in the top flight.

It is something of a challenge, and it's unclear whether Cooper has had the final say on transfers considering that 22 new players have been signed during the summer transfer window. Perhaps the manager will be keen to step away and take charge in a calmer and more progressive environment.

Martin Could Be Keen For First Premier League Role

We should remember that Graham Potter was regarded as a rather underwhelming appointment when Chris Hughton was given the axe at Brighton, and perhaps we'll see the Sussex club return to Swansea City to swoop for Russell Martin. The 36-year-old has already enjoyed a successful spell in charge of MK Dons and is now overseeing the Swans in the Championship.

Martin was born in Brighton and had a youth career at the club between 2003 and 2004 although never turned out for the Seagulls. Even so, he shares a similar footballing philosophy with Potter and perhaps will be seen by owner Tony Bloom as the natural successor to someone who has been able to create a winning team despite some key departures.

Rodgers Could Be Ready to Switch from Leicester

Don’t be surprised if Brendan Rodgers throws his hat into the ring for the vacant Brighton manager’s position. The Northern Irishman is currently in charge of Leicester City although he’s been trading at big odds-on on the Premier League Sack Race betting market this season and perhaps he is ready to jump ship.

Rodgers shouldn’t be judged too harshly for the slow start being endured by the Foxes considering Financial Fair Play has been a big restriction to his squad-building over the summer. Wesley Fofana and Kasper Schmeichel were notable departees, and there were few incomings of note.

Rodgers has previously held high-profile positions at Liverpool and Celtic, with the manager associated with an attractive brand of football that could tie in with the philosophy at Brighton where owner Tony Bloom wants to cultivate an entertaining team that can deliver on the pitch.

Postecoglou Might Be Ready to Head South of the Border

Ange Postecoglou is among the favourites to replace Graham Potter at Brighton. The Australian has waved a magic wand since arriving at Celtic Park, with the former Socceroos boss having guided the Bhoys to a Scottish Premiership title last season, and he recently engineered a 4-0 Old Firm win against Rangers.

Postecoglou saw his Celtic team firmly beaten by Real Madrid in the Champions League and perhaps he’s ready to “do a Brendan Rodgers” by leaving the Old Firm side to head south and manage in the Premier League. He is certainly someone who could be on Tony Bloom’s radar.

Mazzu a Relative Unknown in England

Brighton might be unafraid of making a left-field pick and Felice Mazzu is a Belgian football manager who could be a good fit at the AMEX Stadium. The 56-year-old is currently in charge of Anderlecht and has previously taken charge of Genk and Union SG.

Mazzu was voted the Belgian Professional Manager of the Year last season and could be ready to make the switch to England where he can step up from managing in his native Belgium, with some bookies going as short as 7/1.

Nathan Jones Could Apply for Seagulls Role

Luton Town reached the Championship play-offs against the odds last season and it might be that Nathan Jones is now ready for a fresh challenge after two successful stints at Kenilworth Road. Realistically, the Hatters are a lower-half Championship side although the Welshman could be ready to further his ambitions at the AMEX Stadium.

It’s worth noting that Brighton previously hired Potter after his impressive work at Swansea City and perhaps they will go into the English second tier once again. Jones has generally persisted with a diamond formation at Luton which has generally worked well and their run into the play-offs saw the Bedfordshire side finish ahead of many fancied sides.

Would Tuchel Consider an Immediate Return to the Premier League?

It’s clear that Brighton & Hove Albion can fish in bigger waters than ever before, with Thomas Tuchel now available for hire after being recently axed by Chelsea. It’s pretty uncommon for two managers to be trading places, although Tuchel has a strong managerial track record, having held positions with Borussia Dortmund and PSG.

The manager could be ready to stay in England and perhaps he will be attracted to the project at the AMEX Stadium, with Tuchel having the chance to build a squad and dealing with a smart and steady owner rather than a chaotic set-up at Stamford Bridge as new owners get to grips with running a club.

Would Pochettino Be a Good Fit For Brighton?

Mauricio Pochettino left Paris Saint-Germain on 5 July 2022, with the Argentine now considering his next career move. The Argentine seems to be regularly linked with a move back to England, with the 50-year-old having previously been among the front runners to take charge at Manchester United and Chelsea.

While the Brighton manager’s job is lower-profile than the above, it could be a position that appeals to Pochettino. It’s an opportunity to inherit a squad who are performing at a high level in the Premier League and the early signs suggest that the Seagulls can secure a top-half finish in the table this season.

Pochettino enjoyed a long reign at Tottenham between 2014-2019, while his time at PSG between 2021-22 was a rollercoaster ride but he will still feel as though some key learnings will have been made that can help him in his quest to continue Potter’s job at Brighton. If you think Pochettino is ready to return to the Premier League, get on your sports sports betting app, and make the bet.

About the Author

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.