Blackburn Manager betting odds
This week’s sacking of Blackburn manager was a statement of intent. The clubs new owners mean business, and they aren’t afraid of lopping off heads. Sam Allardyce had formed a good squad of tough playing footballers over his time at the club; however it seems that poor displays against Manchester United and other teams have made new Indian owners think twice about whether Allardyce is the man to bring the club into its new prosperity. Check out the free bets on offer for this market.
Latest Blackburn manager odds
Steve Kean is the clear favourite to take over the position, working under the previous boss as First Team coach; he has obviously impressed the new owners enough as it looks as if he is to be in charge for the foreseeable future and at least for this weekend’s game against West Ham. While being an unknown to many football fans his name has been around for a while in management, when Luiz Felipe Scolari came in at Chelsea he was tipped to become his right hand man. Kean is best priced to succeed his old boss at 11/4 on Paddy Power.
New owners Venkatesh Rao and brother Balaji have come out and said they are looking for an English manager to take them into Champions League contention. Steve Kean ticks the English box; one candidate who has been mentioned though who would not tick the box is Martin Jol. Jol has a good domestic record as well as a stable one in Europe with clubs like Ajax. He has already come out and said he was shocked by Allardyce’s sudden departure, so he does look to be in contention and could be a good pick at 14/1 on UniBet.
Ex-Blackburn player and legend Alan Shearer has also expressed an interest in the job and definitely fits the English criteria. However while he may be revered at Ewood park for his goalscoring prowess his managerial record is small, and unsuccessful. However the new owners have indicated they want somebody young to take the club forward and Shearer is relatively young for a manager at the tender age of40. The former Ewood legend is priced at 7/1 at William Hill.
A long shot for the job is everyone’s favourite 5 foot 5 Argentinian Diego Marradona, the former Argentina boss and footballing legend has been mentioned as a possible candidate, and however the new owners have recently come out to deny rumours of his appointment. Still those of you who think the pint sized Argentinian is a good fit for Rovers are welcome to have a bet with his odds at a handsome 25/1 on Bet365.
A number of other managers have been mentioned, including Martin O’Neil, Dave Jones and Alan Curbishley. Martin O’Neil could be a clever appointment for the Rao brothers, seeing as he left Aston Villa due to a lack of ambition and funding and the one thing that the new owners can guarantee is backing. He is priced at 14/1 on UniBet to take over. Dave Jones is an interesting one, due mainly to the fact that he is still employed at Cardiff, however a poor string of performances and results have left his position at the club unsteady and should the new Indian owners want someone with a good record, albeit in the Championship and lower leagues, maybe they need look no further than Jones. He is priced at 9/1 on UniBet.
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