Next Crystal Palace Manager Odds

By Matthew Glazier
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Next Crystal Palace Manager Odds

Next Crystal Palace Manager Betting Odds*

Manager Odds Bet with
Roy Hodgson 2/5 Coral
Paddy McCarthy 6/1 BetVictor
Marcelo Bielsa 16/1 BetVictor
Scott Parker 20/1 BetVictor
Ralph Hasenhuttl 25/1 Coral
Jesse Marsch 25/1 Coral
Nuno Espirito Santo 25/1 BetVictor
Steven Gerrard 25/1 BetVictor
Ange Postecoglu 25/1 BetVictor
Michael Carrick 25/1 BetVictor
Sam Allardyce 25/1 BetVictor

*Odds correct as of March 20, 2023

Who Will Replace the Sacked Patrick Vieira?

Crystal Palace are now searching for a new manager at a critical point in the football season after sacking Patrick Vieira on St Patrick's Day. The London club were soundly beaten on Sunday when losing 4-1 at Arsenal, with the international break allowing time for a new candidate to take charge.

Perhaps that might be Roy Hodgson, according to the latest odds. Sports betting apps make the 75-year-old strong favourite to replace Vieira, and it's clear that Palace need a safe pair of hands to ensure that the South London outfit retain their place among the elite.

Palace are 12th in the Premier League table, although 2023 has been a tale of woe for the Eagles. They are without a win in 12 Premier League matches, having drawn five and lost seven of these encounters. As a result, their odds to be relegated with the leading betting sites have shortened drastically.

The biggest issue has been scoring goals. Despite Wilfried Zaha being back in the team, there have been just five notched in the past 12 clashes, and it has led to Palace making the decision to dispense with someone who is generally regarded to have done a good job at Selhurst Park.

Hodgson Now Favourite for Palace Job

It appears that bookmakers Crystal Palace might ask Roy Hodgson to return to the fold, with the former Eagles boss potentially willing to come out of retirement in order to stabilise the team. Palace are without a win in 2023 and perhaps the 75-year-old can improve performances and results on the pitch at a critical point in the football season.

Hodgson did briefly have a stint with Watford last season but was unable to stop the Hornets from an inevitable relegation. However, he's on familiar ground with a Crystal Palace side who he previously kept afloat for a number of years and it wouldn't be a huge surprise if he returned to the dugout.

Although some supporters weren't a huge fan of Hodgson's pragmatic football at Selhurst Park, he was able to steer the Eagles away from trouble after the ill-fated spell of Frank De Boer, with the manager's relationship with Wilfried Zaha often meaning that the latter performed to a high level.

McCarthy in Caretaker Charge for Now

If Hodgson isn't given the nod, then it's possible that Paddy McCarthy will instead be promoted from within. The 39-year-old takes temporary charge of the first team for a weekend visit to Arsenal and perhaps the board will be willing to give him until the rest of the season. That would see the bookies pay out if the Under-21 coach oversaw ten games or more.

McCarthy has a difficult job interview in the form of heading to the Emirates Stadium and the latest next Crystal Palace Manager betting odds imply that he's more likely to operate as part of Roy Hodgson's coaching staff rather than actually be in the head coach position.

Benitez and Hasenhuttl Also Among Favourites

Rafael Benitez seems to get linked with any vacant Premier League managerial position, with the Spaniard currently a free agent and waiting for his next coaching opportunity. He was most recently in charge of Everton although things ended badly on Merseyside. Perhaps Benitez will be open to a short-term deal in a bid to keep the Eagles afloat in the top flight.

Ralph Hasenhuttl is another betting favourite for the Crystal Palace manager's position. The Austrian did some sterling work in charge of Southampton and he could be eyeing a quick return to the Premier League, although much depends on the package available to him and whether there is money to spend in the summer.

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Will Lampard Be The Next Palace Manager?

Frank Lampard was the early betting favourite with the bookmakers to take charge at Selhurst Park before Vieira was hired and perhaps he would be someone who can motivate the troops and ensure that Palace aren't relegated this season. 

The first question is whether Palace would be prepared to take a punt on someone with a modest amount of experience and he hardly covered himself in glory at Everton. However, the former England midfielder was able to steer the Toffees to safety last season and perhaps he could be worth a gamble.

Lampard would also have to be interested in the vacant position and perhaps he’s still enjoying his time away from football management, with lots of years ahead of him and it’s plausible that he might now go down the media route and take the opportunity to talk about football rather than actually return to the dug-out.

Favre Could Be a Runner for Palace Job

Lucien Favre reportedly declined the chance to manager the south London club after the departure of Roy Hodgson, with the Frenchman deciding that he wanted a longer break before returning to work and that threw the next Eagles manager betting market wide open before Vieira took charge.

Favre did relatively well with Borussia Dortmund considering there were 67 wins, 17 draws and 23 losses, with the team winning the Super Cup in 2019, while they went unbeaten in fifteen consecutive matches during his debut season, with Palace potentially alerted to someone with a wealth of experience.

Favre was recently in charge at Borussia Monchengladbach and was manager for nearly 200 games, while he also had a spell at Ligue 1 club Nice and it's hardly a surprise that a manager of his calibre was considered for this role. Perhaps now is the time for him to step into the breach.

Allardyce Also Among Crystal Palace Betting Favourites

Sam Allardyce has previously been in charge of Crystal Palace, with the former England boss taking charge of first-team affairs during the 2016-17 season. The 68-year-old was able to keep the Eagles afloat in the Premier League and is widely regarded as a go-to option when it comes to keeping teams afloat in the top flight.

Allardyce's most previous assignment was taking charge of West Brom although he wasn't successfully able to complete a rescue mission on that occasion. Perhaps he will feel as though he is able to do a short-term fix at the London club and there will clearly be a substantial bonus on the table for anyone who can keep the team in the top flight.

Nuno Espirito Santo Could Be Open to Palace Gig

Nuno Espirito Santo was the market leader to replace Roy Hodgson a couple of years ago, with the Portuguese having previously left Wolves. Talks eventually broke down between him and the Crystal Palace owners just as it appeared as though he was going to be announced as manager.

Nuno departed from Molineux after four years in charge at the Midlands club, with this proving to be highly fruitful considering he engineered an immediate promotion to the Premier League before steering Wolves to sixth and seven respectively in the following two seasons. He had an ill-fated spell at Tottenham and is now managing in Saudi Arabia.

Valerien Ismael a Viable Option

Valerien Ismael was something of an unknown in England when arriving at Barnsley FC in 2020, although the Frenchman has made a splash at Oakwell and narrowly missed out when trying to steer the Tykes into the Premier League which would have been a remarkable achievement considering that the club were struggling against relegation previously.

Ismael’s immediate impact at the South Yorkshire club might not have gone unnoticed at Crystal Palace and the coach has previously been in charge at Wolfsburg where he was the manager between 2016-17, while Ismael was also manager of LASK in Austria and perhaps he could be right man to take the next step with Palace thanks to some progressive ideas.

Scott Parker Could Be Interested in Job

Scott Parker started the season in charge of AFC Bournemouth and didn't last too long with his promoted Cherries team. Since then, he has had a brief spell managing FC Bruges and is now once again a free agent. He might well throw his hat into the ring when it comes to managing Crystal Palace.

Parker has fared well with Fulham and Bournemouth in the past and perhaps he is going to be the candidate given the opportunity to steer Palace clear of the relegation zone. We wait for the latest betting odds to see which way the South London club are going to go.

As former Head of Marketing at Bet365, Matthew Glazier has a wealth of experience in the betting industry. He continues to provide dynamic content for a range of websites and specialises particularly in football and golf, all the while supporting his beloved Tranmere Rovers.

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