Next Republic of Ireland Manager Odds & Betting Favourites
We have next Republic of Ireland manager odds and betting favourites for you as it looks like the Stephen Kenny era may soon come to an end.
Next Ireland Manager Odds
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Next Republic of Ireland Manager Betting Favourites
The current man heading the betting market to replace Stephen Kenny in the hot seat at the Aviva is Neil Lennon at odds of 11/8 having initially drifted in the market following a flurry of bets for Carsley, with speculation rife that he has rejected the role Lennon has become favourite again this time at 9/4.
Neil Lennon had a club career of 560+ games between 1986-2008. At the international level, he was capped 40 times by Northern Ireland where he scored two goals.
Lennon also captained the team on several occasions before retiring from international football in August 2002 after receiving a death threat before a Northern Ireland match vs Cyprus. That incident came after it was alleged that Lennon wanted to play for a team representing a united Ireland.
Since 2010 he has had a relatively successful coaching career. In particular during his spells at Celtic from 2010-2014 and 2019-2021 where he had a win rate of 70% on both occasions in nearly 200 games.
Celtic won 11 trophies under Lennon’s tenure. Last November when asked whether he’d like to be the next Ireland Manager he said “No question”.
Nevertheless, Lennon has been successful as a coach I feel his pragmatic style would not be a good fit to consolidate Ireland’s new direction of attractive football started under Kenny.
The second favourite in the betting to become next Republic of Ireland manager is Lee Carsley at odds of 4/1. Despite Carsley a flurry of bets leading to the market being initially suspended as people begun to believe that the deal was done. There has since been reports that he has rejected the role with him now back to second favourite this time at odds of 4/1.
Carsley had been the favourite to replace Stephen Kenny in September at odds of 7/4 but has since been over taken by Neil Lennon
The former Ireland international made 40 appearances for his country and since retiring in 2011 he has made a name for himself as a coach. Carsley has gained experience at clubs such as Coventry, Brentford, Man City and Birmingham.
Currently, he is the England U21 coach, a team which he guided to UEFA Euro 2023 U21 success in July. That was England’s first title in the competition since 1984.
This impressive track record has drawn the attention of the Football Association of Ireland and with England reportedly not standing in his way, it could be a matter of if and not when Carsley becomes Ireland’s next manager.
If Carseley even wants that job that is.
The third favourite to become next Republic of Ireland manager is Chris Hughton at odds of 7/1.
Hughton represented Ireland internationally for twelve years from 1979-1991 playing 53 games scoring 1 goal. Hughton also served as Ireland Assistant Manager under Brian Kerr from February 2003 to October 2005.
No stranger to the management Hughton has worked as caretaker, assistant manager or manager across a variety of roles for the last 26 years including with the likes of Newcastle, Brighton and Nottingham Forrest.
He’s recently been removed from his role as Ghana Manager following continued underperformances, but it is widely believed that he is no longer in the running for the role.
In another life, Hughton manages Ireland but I think that time has come and gone now.
At 12/1 in the betting to become next Republic of Ireland manager is Chris Coleman.
Despite being born in Wales, representing them during his playing career and managing them from 2012-2017. Coleman did qualify for Ireland through his father from Ireland, he is also the godfather of former ROI International Ronan Curtis.
Coleman has been in management since 2003, including roles with Real Sociedad, Wales and Sunderland. Most recently he managed Greek side Atromitos from 2022-2023 before he was sacked after poor performances.
This is a wildcard candidate and albeit unlikely, it’s certainly not beyond the realms of possibility!
Ireland’s Greatest Ever Footballer a bonafide legend and someone who has given so much joy (but also heartbreak) played his part as part of the Ireland Coaching Team that got Ireland to Euro 2016 but simultaneously fell out with many on the way in typical Keane fashion.
Part of me feels like it is his dream to manage Ireland outright, but he has been out of the game as a Head Coach since 2011 with Ipswich, his time for Ireland has come and gone.
He has recently spoken about his interest in the role, but surely the chance of Keane as manager has also come and gone? Nothing would surprise me though..
Next in the odds at 14/1 in the latest Republic of Ireland manager odds is Anthony Barry. Barry is still only 37 but he has already built up a solid reputation in coaching.
Since retiring from professional football in 2017 Barry has coached with Wigan and Chelsea. The Liverpool native then went on to replace the departing Damien Duff in Stephen Kenny’s Republic of Ireland coaching team in February 2021 while continuing with his role as first-team coach at Chelsea.
Such was his success with Ireland though, and his particular input into Ireland’s set pieces, that bigger things came calling.
In February 2022, Barry left the Irish set-up to join Belgium’s coaching team citing their number 1 ranking and the opportunity to partake in World Cups as his reason for leaving.
He is now an assistant coach at Portugal and Bayern Munich and is very likely to be earning a considerable wage at both.
It’s unlikely he would be affordable to Ireland considering the Bayern Munich reportedly paid a seven figure fee from Chelsea for his services. He would be a lot shorter priced had it not been for that.
*Prices subject to fluctuation
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