Next Rangers Manager Odds & Betting Favourites
In this post we take a look at the next Rangers Manager odds and betting favourites to take over from Michael Beale at Ibrox.
Beale was sacked after a third defeat in the first seven league matches of the 2023–24 season.
The English manager had only been in charge of Rangers a little under a year having been originally appointed On 28 November 2022. Beale accepted an approach to leave QPR and manage Rangers, where he had worked previously as the first team coach under Steven Gerrard.
Next Rangers Manager Odds
|Next Rangers Manager Betting Odds|
|Jon Dahl Tomasson||12/1||7.7%|
|Ruud van Nistelrooy||20/1||4.8%|
With Michael Beale out the door we take a look at the most likely candidates to replace him according to our next Rangers Manager betting odds.
Next Rangers Manager Betting Favourites
Kevin Muscat 7/4
The leading contender for the Celtic job is English-born, former Australian International Footballer Kevin Muscat (50) who is currently managing Yokohama F. Marinos in Japan after previous spells at Melbourne Victory and Sint-Truiden. They’re currently second-place in the J-League four points adrift of league leaders Yissel Kobe’s 54-point total.
Kevin knows the club well having played a part of Alex McLeish’s Rangers Treble-winning side 20 years ago following signing from Wolves in 2002 he would spend a year at Ibrox
Having worked under Ange Postecoglou previously, could he have a similar level of impact at Rangers if given the keys to the job?
Pascal Jansen 5/2
AZ Alkmaar Manager Pascal Jansen (50) spent his early coaching career in the Netherlands with Haarlem, Vitesse and Sparta Rotterdam, and in the United Arab Emirates with Al Jazira and Al Wahda.
He then worked as a youth coach with PSV from 2013-2018 and was manager of their youth team between July 2015 and June 2017. Pascal originally moved to AZ to work as a coach before being promoted to manager in December 2020.
He has impressed in the role so far with a Win Rate of 60% from his 145 games in charge of the club, highlighted by the club’s appearance in a Europa Conference League semi-final last season and are now pushing for a title challenge this term. Jensen has spoken about his interest to work in Britain before, could the Rangers job tempt him?
Steven Davis 5/1
The Northern Irishman (38) first played for Rangers back in 2008 when he went on loan at the club from Fulham before signing on a permanent deal in 2008 he would stay at the club for four years before signing for Southampton in 2012 after making 211 appearances for the club and scoring 22 goals.
Following a period at Southampton, he returned to the club on loan for the 2018-2019 season before signing permanently again where since 2018 he has played a further four seasons at the club playing 160 times and scoring 14 goals in his second spell.
Davis tore his anterior cruciate ligament in December 2022 but is still under contract at the club he was announced as the interim manager after the sacking of Michael Beale.
Graham Potter 8/1
Potter was sacked as Chelsea manager back in April following a 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa, after his side struggled for goals (like it was at Brighton) with a record of 12 wins, 8 draws and 11 defeats from his 31 matches a win ratio of only 38.7% was the worst at the club since Hiddink’s record of 35%.
However, before the Chelsea job Potter had virtually started at the bottom of the management ladder working with Leeds Metropolitan University and Leeds Carnage in the North West Counties at step nine of the football pyramid before getting his break at Östersund earning them European Football for the first time and then Swansea and Brighton
If Potter was willing to take a substantial pay cut from his previous role at Chelsea he could be the outstanding candidate in the field.
Kjetil Knutsen 8/1
Knutsen is an experienced coach who has spent time in several different roles in the last 28 years. Knutsen started his managerial career back in 1995 with fifth-tier club TIL Hovding initially as a junior coach, then as head coach. Knutsen took the team up two divisions in nine years before leaving the club for Brann as Head of First Team Development. He was Head Coach at Fyllingsdalen in 2012 and then at Åsane in 2014.
He went one better in 2020 leading the club to their first-ever Norwegian national league title, in a record-breaking season only losing one match, they retained the trophy again in 2021 and the same year led the club to their first group stage in Europe. , where his outfit became the first team in history to score six times against a José Mourinho side in a 6–1 victory against Roma.
His side currently leads the Norwegian Top Division one point ahead of second-placed Viking.
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