Next Bradford Manager Betting Odds and Contenders

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This article provides information on Bradford's new manager odds and which bookmakers are offering betting on the next manager at Valley Parade, details on all of The Bantam's previous managers throughout history and potential Bradford City Managers in the future.

Next Bradford Manager Betting Odds and Contenders
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Current Bradford City Manager

Manager Appointment Date To Days in Charge
Graham Alexander 6 Nov, 2023 16 Jun, 2024 223
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In the latest development from the Next Bradford City Manager Betting front, the League Two club has confirmed the appointment of former MK Dons manager, Graham Alexander. The 52-year-old moves into the role on a contract bound until the summer of 2026.

Having only been made redundant three weeks prior to his new appointment, following his dismissal from the Dons on 16 October, Alexander steps in to fill the void left by ex-Wales chief, Mark Hughes, who parted ways with Bradford early in the previous month.

With previous managerial tenures at Fleetwood, Scunthorpe, Salford, and Scottish outfit Motherwell, Alexander boasts a strong pedigree. Notably, he led Motherwell to a Europa Conference League spot in the 2021-22 season.

Speaking to the club's website, an excited Alexander shared, "It is really good to be here. I am excited about the role, the potential of the team and club"

Next Bradford City Manager Odds


Bookmakers are likely to offer next Bradford City manager odds only when the position becomes vacant following a departure of the encument boss, or if the clubs are struggling at the bottom of the league and rumours begin about the future of the existing boss. Our next manager to be sacked blog could also offer clues.

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There are instances when these odds might not be readily available for certain clubs. This could be because the position has only recently been filled, the club is currently performing exceptionally well, or the club has a strong history of standing by its manager through thick and thin.

Additionally, in some cases, the Bradford City manager's position might be vacant, but there are strong indications or even rumours about the potential replacement. Despite these unique circumstances, it is worth noting that if betting odds do become available, we will present them here in this section for your convenience. Regular updates related to the manager's position can also be found in the dedicated sports betting news section expertly managed by Jake Ashton. So, keep an eye out for any developments as we strive to keep you informed on the latest happenings in the football managerial landscape.

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Best Betting Site for Next Bradford City Manager Betting

There is a huge range of UK Bookmakers to choose from but only very few that offer next-manager betting, if at all - As we have covered every club management change over the seasons, looking for betting odds on who the next club manager will be, we have found the following betting sites to be the most reliable and quickest to get odds up for the next manager at most clubs

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Who Could Be The Next Bradford City Manager

This list of possible contenders were in the betting the last time Bradford City were looking for a new manager,

Leam Richardson


Richardson was 4/1 in the betting for the Bradford Managers job last time it was vacant in November 2023. After starting his managerial career at Accrington Stanley, Leam Richardson joined Wigan Athletic to work under Paul Cook. When Cook left for another position, Richardson stayed on as Caretaker boss before being appointed permanently in April 2021. In the  2021/22 season, Wigan flourished under his management style, and they won the League One Championship by two points from Rotherham United. Richardson was named Manager of the Season for League One. The following year, in the Championship, the club struggled, and Richardson was sacked with the club in the relegation zone.  

Dean Holden

Image: skysportsHolden was 5/1 in the betting for the Bradford Managers job last time it was vacant in November 2023. 

Danny Cowley 

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The ex Pompey boss was 6/1 in the betting for the Bradford Managers job last time it was vacant in November 2023. Danny Cowley features in nearly every League 1 and League 2 betting market. After impressing at Lincoln City, where his side won the National League, League 2 and the EFL Trophy in three seasons, Cowley has not fared as well in his subsequent roles at Huddersfield and  Portsmouth.


Neil Redfearn

Most recently Redfearn was assistant manager at Oldham Athletic. Yorkshire born Redfearn had a short spell as a player for the Bantams. Redfearn was 6/1 in the betting for the Bradford Managers job last time it was vacant in November 2023


Neil Lennon 

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Lennon was an outsider at 25/1 the last time the Bantams job was up for grabs. was 4/1 in the betting for the Bradford Managers job last time it was vacant in November 2023Can be a controversial figure, but his record as a manager is notable. He won the Scottish Premiership on five occasions and the Scottish FA Cup four times when in charge at Celtic.

Karl Robinson

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The former MK Dons, Charlton Athletic and Oxford United manager Karl Robinson has built a solid reputation from all the clubs that he has managed. So far, the pinnacle of his achievements was getting Milton Keynes Dons promoted into the Championship in 2015. Playing in the Championship was a big step for MKD, and they soon returned to League 1. In October 2016, Robinson was sacked. A month later, he was back in football at Charlton Athletic, where he stayed for 18 months before moving to Oxford United. Robinson spent nearly five years at the U's, achieved two playoff appearances and managed 274 games before being sacked in February 2023. When out of work, he is a go-to candidate in English football; he was 1/1 to be appointed at QPR in 2023 before Gareth Ainsworth.

Pete Wild

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Pete Wild previously managed Oldham Athletic and Halifax Town before being appointed to his current position at Barrow.

Neil Warnock

The 74-year-old has been added to the next Bradford City manager betting. It is not clear whether he still wants to manage yet another club (19 previous appointments!), but the Bantams could certainly do with a manager of his pedigree.

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Nathan Jones

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Jone was a 25/1 outsider in the betting for the Bradford Managers job last time it was vacant in November 2023The former Luton, Stoke and Southampton manager did very well at Kenilworth Road and then poorly at the Bet 365 stadium and St Marys. 

David Artell

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Artell said that he was very interested in the Swindon Town job before Jody Morris was appointed in January 2023. The best betting sites had the former Crewe Alexandra manager at odds of 5/2, and it seems he was being considered. David Artell, who was in his first job, spent five years with the Railwaymen and won promotion from League 2 in 2020 as well as Manager of the Year. He has been out of football management since he left Crewe in April 2022.

Lee Bowyer

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The Canning Town-born midfielder moved into management with his former team, Charlton Athletic, in 2018. He spent three years there and secured promotion to the Championship in 2019.  Unfortunately, the club only lasted one season in the higher tier, and they were relegated back down to League One. Bowyer left the club in March 2021. He moved to Birmingham City, but the results could have been better, and with the club seemingly going nowhere and with no definable style, he was sacked in July 2022. In a real left-field move, Bowyer was appointed to manage the Montserrat National team in September 2023. The Caribbean side plays in the CONCACAF federation.


How To Bet On The Next Bradford City Manager

Once you have an account and are at the bookmakers, go to the football section. Here you will see the option to look at the list of Bradford City managers being offered as options to bet on.

  • All you need do is click on your selection.
  • This will open up the bet slip, at which point you will see confirmation of the betting odds being offered
  • Now you choose your stake - most betting sites will show you how much you can expect to have returned if your prediction is correct.
  • If you are happy, simply hit, PLACE BET, to confirm your selection, stake, and bet.
  • You will be given a receipt for your bet and it will appear in your open bets in your account details.
  • Then it's just a matter of waiting to see who is finally chosen for the Bradford City vacancy. 


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Next Bradford City Betting News Diary

The betting odds for The Next Bradford City will often see some fluctuation and speculation of who will take over the hot seat when Graham Alexander departs the job he has held since ‘the 6th November 2023. 

Here is a round-up of the Next Bradford City manager Betting News from our OLBG News feed

6th November 2023

Graham Alexander is appointed as The new manager of Bradford City, just three weeks after losing his own position at MK Dons.

5th October 2023

Next Bradford City Manager Betting Odds: Danny Cowley one of the EARLY FAVOURITES to take over at Bradford next after Mark Hughes departure!
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June 2022

Mark Hughes arrives at the club and is given a 2-year contract.

February 2022

Derek Adams is sacked by Bradford, his record of PL 37 W9 was deemed not good enough and the fans voiced their negative opinion of him. 

Assistant Mark Trueman took temporary charge. 

June 2021

Derek Adams is appointed at Valley Parade after winning promotion with Morecambe.

List of Bradford City Managers

Here is a complete list of all Bradford City managers on record with information on length of service and win ratio. Who will be the next Bradford City manager on the list?

Manager Appointment Date To Days in Charge
Graham Alexander 6 Nov, 2023 16 Jun, 2024 223
Mark Hughes 24 Feb, 2022 4 Oct, 2023 587
Mark Trueman 15 Feb, 2022 24 Feb, 2022 9
Derek Adams 4 Jun, 2021 15 Feb, 2022 256
Mark Trueman 14 Dec, 2020 4 Jun, 2021 172
Stuart McCall 4 Feb, 2020 14 Dec, 2020 314
Gary Bowyer 4 Mar, 2019 3 Feb, 2020 336
Martin Drury 25 Feb, 2019 4 Mar, 2019 7
David Hopkin 4 Sep, 2018 25 Feb, 2019 174
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FAQ

Next Bradford City Manager Betting FAQs

  • Who Was The First Bradford City Manager

    Robert Campbell was appointed in 1903 and was the first manager of Bradford.

  • Which Bradford City Manager Has Won The Most Trophies

    In 1905, Scotsman Peter O'Rourke was appointed to manage Bradford City. His first spell at the club saw his side win the Second Division in 1908 and the FA Cup in 1911. He left the club in 1921. Seven years later, he returned to the club and won the Third Division North in the 1928-29 season.

  • Who Was The Longest-Serving Bradford City Manager

    Peter O'Rourke was at the helm at for over 15 years, making him the longest serving Bradford manager in the history books.

  • Who was The Shortest Serving Bradford City Manager

    The 1966 England World Cup winner Ray Wilson took over at Bradford City in 1971. He was only in charge for 55 days giving him the dubious honour of being the shortest-serving Bradford City manager in history

  • Which Bradford City Manager Has The Best Win Percentage

    Roy McFarland was appointed at Bradford City in May 1981 after a successful playing career with Derby County and England. It was his first managerial position. He guided Bradford to second place in Division Four in his first season. McFarland was in charge for 64 games, winning 35 (54.69%).

  • Which Bradford City Manager Has The Worst Win Percentage

    David Hopkin was in charge for just 35 games between September 2018 and February 2019. He only won seven of his 35 games (20.00%). Caretaker manager David Weatherall (2007) only won 2 of his 14 games (14.29%).

Editorial Information

This article was written and fact-checked by Nigel Skinner, our expert in following the Next manager markets in the Premier League and throughout the EFL for 15 years. The article was edited and published by Steve Madgwick. Information was gained from various sources, including Bradford City Club Site and the Supporter's site

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