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Next Sheffield Wednesday Manager Odds

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Next Sheffield Wednesday Manager Odds

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Next Permanent Sheffield Wednesday Manager Odds*

Candidate Odds Bet with
Danny Rohl 1/6 Parimatch
Neil Warnock 10/1 Parimatch
Lee Bullen12/1 BetVictor
Carlos Carvalhal 16/1 Parimatch
Dean Smith 20/1 BetVictor
Nathan Jones 20/1 Parimatch
Paul Ince 33/1 BetVictor

*Odds up to date as of October 9, 2023

Sheffield Wednesday have endured a miserable start to life back in the Championship, with the Owls rock bottom of the table. A meagre return of two points from 10 games has led to Xisco Munoz being sacked as manager, with unpopular owner Dejphon Chansiri now looking for a replacement. It appears as though the Yorkshire club are close to appointing Danny Rohl, with the former Bayern Munich coach now trading at odds-on to be given the nod at Hillsborough.

Rohl is a relative unknown in England, but the German has held a number of coaching positions including the German national side and RB Leipzig. He's also enjoyed a stint at Southampton so has some experience of working in England. 

Owner Chansiri recently declared that he won't be investing any more money into a club that is currently for sale. Neil Warnock, Nathan Jones, Dean Smith and Slaven Bilic were among the names being linked to the job, although it's hardly an attractive proposition right now.

Smith was odds-on favourite with the bookies to take charge at Wednesday before Munoz was eventually given the nod. Jones is another free agent who was successful with Luton Town in the Championship. 

A growing number of football betting sites are now starting to price up the next Sheffield Wednesday manager market, with the search for a new boss potentially lasting several weeks. 

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Rohl Set to Take the Reins at Hillsborough

Several news outlets are now reporting that Danny Röhl is set to take charge of Sheffield Wednesday as the Championship season pauses for the international break.

The Owls have just three points from their first 11 games back in the second tier, but it hasn't stopped Röhl from successfully selling his vision to Sheffield Wednesday, with the German having previously worked with Ralph Hasenhüttl and Hansi Flick. 

Whether or not we'll get rock n Rohl football remains to be seen and Wednesday face an uphill struggle in order to remain in the division after such a torrid start. 

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Could Neil Warnock Return to Sheffield?

Neil Warnock has had more clubs than Jack Nicklaus, with the 74-year-old having recently enjoyed a short stint with Huddersfield Town. He kept the Terriers afloat in the Championship last term before recently standing down at the Yorkshire club, having previously had spells in the same division with Cardiff City and Middlesbrough.

Warnock is regarded as a safe pair of hands who has performed a number of rescue missions with teams who are struggling. However, his longest managerial spell was in charge of Sheffield United between 1999-2007, with the Blades having performed well under this experienced boss and perhaps this could ward him off the prospect of taking charge of the Owls. 

Dean Smith Could Be Set to Manage Wednesday

Dean Smith now has plenty of experience of managing in the Premier League and Championship. He was most recently in charge of Leicester City when being given the chance to try to steer the Foxes out of the Premier League bottom three last season, but that task proved beyond him.

Smith has previously succeeded in leading Aston Villa to promotion from the second flight when they beat Derby County in the play-off final. He then kept the Midlands club in the Premier League the following season before being replaced by Steven Gerrard in the next campaign.

Smith's spell at Norwich City was less successful, but he previously did well with Walsall and Brentford, with the 52-year-old now looking for an opportunity to build his own squad, and it wouldn't be a huge surprise if he was given the nod to take charge here.

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Could Bilic Take Charge at Another Championship Club?

Slaven Bilic is also among the UK betting current favourites for the Sheffield Wednesday manager's position. The Croatian is well-known in England thanks to spells with West Ham and Everton as a player, while he also managed the Hammers between 2015 and 2017.

More recently, Bilic was in charge of West Brom, with the manager achieving instant success when guiding the Baggies to promotion in the summer of 2020. However, a poor start to the following season saw the 54-year-old dismissed from his role. The Wednesday board might be taken with how he engineered an instant promotion although he is currently in charge of Saudi Arabian club Al Fateh.

Last season, Bilic had a brief spell in charge of Watford where he replaced the departing Rob Edwards, but his stint only stretched to early March and perhaps he is now on the shortlist of candidates for this role.

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Could Jones Return to Being Championship Manager?

Nathan Jones is now considering his next managerial move, and it would be a surprise to see the 50-year-old out of work for too much longer. The Welshman has previously achieved great things with Luton Town, guiding them through the football pyramid and actually coming close to promotion to the Premier League with the Hatters before Rob Edwards succeeded on this front. 

Jones dipped his toe in the water at Stoke City in 2019 but things didn't work out as planned, while his exit from Luton saw the manager take charge of Southampton in the Premier League. That was another short-lived stint, but there's no denying that he regularly got a tune out of a Luton Town team in the second tier.

The odds suggest that Jones could be on a betting shortlist to replace Xisco Munoz, and he could certainly inject fresh energy into the Sheffield Wednesday squad, with the manager maybe looking to return to work at the earliest opportunity.

Iachini Emerges as Surprise Contender for Owls Job

Sheffield Wednesday might decide to pluck a relatively unknown manager out of the ether to take charge at Hillsborough. Few supporters will have heard the name of Giuseppe Iachini, but the 59-year-old is among the favourites for the job with most betting apps. Iachini has had a string of managerial roles over the past 20 years, with his most recent role at Parma.

He replaced Enzo Maresca, now Leicester's manager, at the Serie B club in November 2021, but he was unable to achieve promotion a few months later and promptly lost his job. This came after two seperate spells at Fiorentina. Indeed, his managerial career is littered with short-term appointments, and he's not lasted beyond two years at any club.

Wednesday fans might be wary of this kind of appointment considering the calibre of other managers that are available right now, but the odds now suggest that he's firmly in the running to replace Xisco Munoz.

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Ince Could Replace Darren Moore

Paul Ince was in the initial betting market to become next Sheffield Wednesday manager in the summer. It got to the point where the betting odds suggested that there was a strong chance that the 55-year-old will be replacing Darren Moore at Hillsborough and guiding the Owls forward before Munoz was appointed. 

Ince has held a number of managerial roles, starting off at Macclesfield Town. The former England player then had spells in charge of MK Dons and Blackburn Rovers before returning to Milton Keynes. He has subsequently taken charge of Notts County and Blackpool before a nine-year break from football management.

It would therefore come as a surprise if Wednesday turned to Ince considering that his recent experience at Reading was something of a mixed bag, but the betting apps imply that we could see the Yorkshire club hire someone who would have to convince supporters that he's the right man for the job.

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Carvalhal Set for Hillsborough Return?

Carlos Carvalhal was in charge of Sheffield Wednesday between 2015 and 2017, with the Portuguese coming agonisingly close to steering the club into the Premier League during that time. The 57-year-old guided the Owls to sixth place in the Championship in his first season before losing in the play-off final.

During his second season in charge, Wednesday once again made the play-offs before losing to Huddersfield on penalties. Unfortunately, his third season at Hillsborough proved less successful and he was given his marching orders before taking the Swansea City job.

It could be that Carvalhal is now ready for a homecoming of sorts. Since leaving the Swans in 2018, he has enjoyed spells with Rio Ave, Braga, Al Wahda and Celta Vigo, with this experienced coach potentially excited about a return to England and a chance to complete some unfinished business and get the team into the Premier League.

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Campelos Also Among Favourites to Manage Owls

Vitor Campelos is another manager who has entered the next Sheffield Wednesday manager betting market, with the 48-year-old currently a free agent. He has been linked with a number of managerial vacancies recently with the Portuguese most recently in charge of Chaves. He experienced great success when it came to steering the club into the Primeira Liga and then establishing them there.

Campelos is clearly a wanted man after leaving Chaves in early June, with the manager linked to Hull City and Cardiff City manager's positions. The coach has also enjoyed spells in charge of Vitória Guimarães and Moreirense and he might now feel this is a good time to test himself in England with a club who have ambitions to reach the Premier League after returning to the Championship.

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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.