Nottingham Forest are still searching for a permanent replacement for the recently sacked Mark Warburton, but caretaker boss Gary Brazil has so far overseen impressive performances including a result away at Leeds and a huge FA Cup shock victory over holders Arsenal. What Are The Odds looks at the next Nottingham Forest manager odds and who is likely to get the nod to lead the Championship side in 2018.
Paddy Power suggest that the favourite is Barnsley’s Paul Heckingbottom with a report in the Nottingham Post backing up the market, stating that he is the board’s first choice to succeed Mark Warburton. Odds of 8/11 (1.73) justifies the favourite tag and it would appear that only an outright rejection from the Tykes boss will be enough to see the move not happen at this stage.
However, after leading the club to an impressive draw at Leeds and then a 4-2 win over Arsenal, caretaker boss Gary Brazil might just have done enough to put himself at the forefront of the club’s thinking - appointing internally would afterall save finances and time. However, the bookmakers aren’t agreeing just yet, with odds of 9/1 (10.0) suggesting he’s not amongst the top frontrunners.
The emotional appointment would be Nigel Clough from Burton Albion - the son of Forest legend Brian Clough. Odds of 7/1 (8.00) makes it another outside bet, but Clough has so far led Burton well as major underdogs in the Championship, giving the Staffordshire club a fighting chance against relegation.
If the market is to be believed then former Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka is the man waiting in-line should a bid for Paul Heckingbottom fall-through. Odds of (21/10) 3.10 indicate he’s not far off the favourite - but it may be taken with a pinch of salt as it seems that every Championship job that has been available this season has seen Karanka linked, without anything materialising.
Fans can take encouragement from an improvement in-form and there’s certainly no shortage of experienced candidates in this next Nottingham Forest manager odds market, meaning there’s plenty for the club faithful to get excited over.
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