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Next Huddersfield Town Manager Odds: Jon Worthington Clear Favourite For Role

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Next Huddersfield Town Manager Odds: Jon Worthington Clear Favourite For Role

Next Permanent Huddersfield Town Manager Odds*

Candidate Odds Bet With
Jon Worthington 1/4 TalkSport Bet
Michael Duff 4/1 TalkSport Bet
Paolo Bianco 12/1 Parimatch
Paul Heckingbottom 12/1 BetVictor
Gareth Ainsworth 25/1 BetVictor
Alex Neil 25/1 Parimatch
Wayne Rooney 33/1 BetVictor

*Odds last updated on February 15, 2024.

Huddersfield Town are looking for their third new manager of the season after sacking Darren Moore, just 23 games into his tenure with the Yorkshire club. Moore took over from Neil Warnock in September, and he led the Championship club to just three wins in total, leaving them precariously placed in 21st in the league. Football betting sites have opened a new market on who might be replacing the former Sheffield Wednesday man in charge.

At the market’s opening, former Sheffield United boss Paul Heckingbottom was the favourite the role. He did a tremendous job with the Blades in getting them promoted to the Premier League, but he was jettisoned for Chris Wilder in December last year. It wouldn’t be a huge geographical move for Heckingbottom, and he’s a man who clearly knows how to get results in the Championship. There were two clear favourites for the role in former Barnsley and Swansea manager Michael Duff and Modena coach Paolo Bianco, who had shortened dramatically in the last few days. However, after leading the team to two wins from his three games in temporary charge, it is now Jon Worthington who has assumed the favouritism for the role.

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Michael Duff Prominent in the Betting

Michael Duff did a tremendous job with Barnsley last season, leading them to the League One playoff final, where they lost to Sheffield Wednesday 1-0. He did such a good job, that he attracted the interest of Swansea City, who appointed him this summer. However, the move didn’t work out for both parties, and he was relieved of his duties in December last year.

Duff’s name has been linked with a large number of managerial vacancies since then and is clearly a man in demand. The odds with most UK betting sites show that he could be the one entrusted to keep the club in the Championship.

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Paolo Bianco May Take The Role

Paolo Bianco is currently the manager of Italian Serie B side Modena, and if the betting markets are anything to go by, there is serious consideration being given to handing the job to the 46 year old. Having previously worked as a coach at Juventus under Allegri, and at Sassuolo under De Zerbi, you would think that is great grounding for a career in management. This would however be Bianco's first job as manager outside of Italy should he take the Huddersfield role.

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Heckingbottom a Target for Huddersfield

If Huddersfield Town are to stay in the second tier, they will need to pick up results quickly, and perhaps Heckingbottom is the man to hit the ground running. He has had less successful stints in charge of Barnsley and Leeds, but he got his team playing some great football as they romped to promotion last season alongside Burnley.

Few people would pinpoint the blame on Sheffield United’s plight in the Premier League on Heckingbottom, and he enjoyed a 50 per cent strike rate from 98 games in charge at Bramall Lane. The odds with most betting apps at present suggest he will be of interest to the board at Huddersfield.

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John Eustace Could Get Next Championship Role

Birmingham City enjoyed their highest league finish since 2016 last season under the stewardship of John Eustace. He then had them riding high in sixth when he was relieved of his duties in favour of a bigger name, Wayne Rooney, who lasted all of 15 games.

Eustace’s reputation will have only enhanced given how much Rooney struggled in his place, and he could be one to watch on the markets at most new betting sites.

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Mark Fordham for Bookies.com
Mark Fordham
Mark spent over a decade as a sports reporter and editor with Goal.com and Bleacher Report. He is now a Content Editor at Bookies.com covering all manner of sports from the Premier League and cricket to the NBA and NFL.