Recently described Guidolin as a “dead man walking,” and What Are The Odds provides the rundown on who his replacement might be, with odds courtesy of Betfair. Giggs sits far and away from the competition as things stand and is listed at 11/25 (1.44) to land his first senior manager role as part of a move that would see him return to his native land. The potential reunion almost has a certain sense of poetry to it, and Swansea’s current predicament could be the kind of lower-pressure environment Giggs needs to make his initial dent on the Premier League.
That being said, there are markets offered on a host of more experienced top-flight figures, with current Wales boss Chris Coleman also among the frontrunners at 10/3 (4.33). However, the Dragons chief has previously expressed his desire to remain with the national team for the time being, as well as noting his intention to manage abroad when he returns to club football.
The odds on a Guidolin replacement fall sharply from there, with Steve Bruce priced at 10/1 (11.00), Tim Sherwood out at 16/1 (17.00) and Burnley manager Sean Dyche just below them at 22/1 (23.00). Of that trio, Dyche would undoubtedly be the hardest capture considering he’s the only employed manager as things stand, while Bruce, who stepped down from the Hull City helm in July, could be an intriguing option.
The Swans could find another Welsh target in the shape of Stoke City boss Mark Hughes or West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis, who are priced at 25/1 (26.00) and 28/1 (29.00), respectively, to take over the south-coast outfit. Sky Sports reported Hughes is currently “under pressure” at the Bet365 Stadium after failing to win a game so far this season, and Swansea could make for a suitable alternative if he were to get the axe.
Also in the running is English football favourite Steve McClaren, also priced at 28/1 (29.00), as well as outright underdog Roy Keane, who’s a 66/1 (67.00) shot, although it’s highly improbable he’d leave his post as Republic of Ireland assistant manager at present.
However, a report in the Sun hints that the US owners of the club want former USA national coach Bob Bradley on the next manager shortlist, but there are still no odds on the current Le Havre coach being in the mix.
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