Next Colchester United Manager Betting Odds and Contenders

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This article provides information on Colchester's new manager odds and which bookmakers are offering betting on the next manager at The Jobserve Community Stadium. Details on all of The U's previous managers throughout history and potential Sutton United Managers in the future.

Next Colchester United Manager Betting Odds and Contenders

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Current Colchester United Manager

Danny Cowley has been appointed as the new Colchester United manager. This is Essex-born Cowley's sixth managerial appointment after spells at Concorde Rangers, Braintree Town, Lincoln City, Huddersfield and Portsmouth. All U's fans must hope he lasts longer and is more successful than previous incumbent Matthew Etherington, who held the position for just 46 days and left the club in 22nd place. If however another change is needed the bookmakers will have all the next Colchester United manager betting odds.

Manager Appointment Date To Days in Charge
Danny Cowley 04/01/2024 21/04/2024 108
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Next Colchester United Manager Odds

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.

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Additionally, in some cases, the Colchester United 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.

Best Betting Site for Next Colchester United 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 Colchester United Manager

The following managers featured in the next Colchester United betting market before Danny Cowley arrived. Cowley was initially 8/1 with BetVictor at the start of the New Year before securing the job on the 4th of January. These potential candidates may feature again if another change comes at the Colchester Community Stadium. 

Wade Elliott

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Elliott ventured into coaching after retirement from his playing days, first at Bristol City and Stoke City. He then secured a permanent managerial position at Cheltenham Town in June 2022. It was a difficult time for him and the club, and he left Whaddon Road after fourteen months with a win percentage of just 27%. He was the early favourite after Matthew Etherington was sacked. 

Paul Konchesky

The ex Hammer has yet to manage a football league club. His last position was in charge of the West Ham United Women's team. 

Ross Embleton 

The former Leyton Orient manager was also caretaker manager of Colchester United in 2023. He is currently Head of Recruitment for the club.

Steve Cotterill

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Steve Cotterill is an experienced football manager, recognised for his work across multiple English clubs. Notable for his tenure at clubs like Bristol City and Birmingham City, Cotterill has built a reputation for resilient, well-drilled sides. His managerial approach reflects a combination of tactical acumen and understanding of player psychology. His commitment to the game is demonstrated in his hands-on approach to management.

Mark Bonner

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After three years in his first managerial position at Cambridge United Mark Bonner was sacked in November 2023. He had guided the U's into League One in his first season (2020-21) but found the higher League naturally much tougher.  

Steve Morison

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12/1 in the betting for the job after Ben Garner was relived of his duties on October 2023. Steve Morison is a former professional football player who pivoted to football management after retirement. Following a successful career with Millwall FC and other clubs, Morison embarked on a managerial role with Cardiff City's U-23 team and now Ghana National manager. He employs deep sports knowledge and personal experience to mentor young talents, reinforcing discipline, teamwork, and strategic execution. His commitment to player development underlines his managerial ethos.

Liam Bailey

Liam has spent the last few years at Colchester in a variety of roles including, Youth Coach, U18 assistant manager and then as the manager, as well as the U21 Assistant manager. He was priced at 16/1 for this role in November 2023

Luke Garrard

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Priced at 16/1 odds for the Colchester managers job in November 2023, after Ben Garner departed a month earlier. Garrard is currently in charge of National league side Borehamwood. Liam Garrard is an emerging talent in football management, currently making his mark in the National league. He demonstrates a flair for nurturing talent, guiding young players toward professional careers. Garrard's management style emphasizes discipline, teamwork and development of skills. His commitment to the sport and understanding of its tactical requirements poise him for a promising future in football management.

John McGreal

John McGreal is a dedicated football manager and priced at 16/1 to fill the boots of Ben garner when he departed in 2023, recognised primarily for his successful managerial stint here at Colchester United. Transitioning smoothly from a player to a manager, McGreal employs his extensive playing experience to strategize and mould his teams. His tactical acumen, combined with an emphasis on player development, has marked his significant contribution to English football management and is currently the U21's coach at Ipswich

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. He was a 20/1 outsider the last time the job was available [Nov 2023]


Ian Burchnall

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Another manager who featured in the next Colchester manager before Ben Garner got the gig. Burchnall has been building his coaching reputation, most notably at Notts County, This alerted Forest Green Rovers, who were looking for a new boss after the uber-successful Rob Green moved to Watford. Unfortunately for both the FGR fans and the owner, Dale Vince Burchnall could not motivate the team who plummeted down League One. He was sacked in January 2023 with FGR bottom of the table. As of 2023 he is first team coach at EPL side Wolverhampton Wanderers. 


How To Place A Next Colchester United Manager Bet

Making a bet on who will be the next Colchester United manager is as easy as picking a contender from the list of possibilities at the top of this page, finding the bookmaker offering odds, choosing how much you want to bet, and placing it

You will have to find a betting site offering odds. Finding odds on the next Colchester manager will be easier when no manager is in place, and a little harder when the position is filled, and not particularly in jeopardy.

  1. Find the best football betting site offering odds on the next manager of Colchester. 
  2. Choose one of the possible contenders
  3. Decide how much you want to bet
  4. Check the odds and your stake to understand how much you may win if your prediction is correct
  5. Understand that if your prediction is wrong on who will be the next U's manager you will lose your money.

Alternatively, if you prefer betting with an app check out our guide to the best betting apps. 

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Next Colchester United Manager Betting News Diary Timeline

The betting odds for the next Colchester United manager will undoubtedly see speculation and some fluctuation with a range of candidates applying for the vacancy when Danny Cowley departs the job he has held since the 4th of January 2024. 

Here is a round-up of the next Colchester United manager Betting News from our OLBG News feed.

2nd January 2024

Next Colchester United Manager Betting Odds: The U's looking for new manager after sacking Matthew Etherington on Monday with Wade Elliott early favourite!
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Next Colchester United Manager Betting Odds: The U's looking for new manager after sacking Matthew Etherington on Monday with Wade Elliott early favourite!

23rd October 2023

Next Colchester United Manager Odds: Matthew Etherington now ODDS-ON at 1/2 to move from U21 manager to the first team at Colchester!
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Next Colchester United Manager Odds: Matthew Etherington now ODDS-ON at 1/2 to move from U21 manager to the first team at Colchester!

2nd March 2023

After spells in charge of Bristol Rovers, Swindon Town and Charlton Athletic the 42-year-old  Ben Garner was appointed to the U's.  

Club From To Games Managed Win Percentage
Bristol Rovers 23 December 2019 14 November 2020 36 25%
Swindon Town 21 July 2021 08 June 2022 56 50%
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23rd February 2023

Colchester manager Matt Bloomfield who had played for Wycombe Wanderers (2003-2022) returned there when Gareth Ainsworth left for QPR. 

List of Colchester United Managers

Manager Appointment Date To Days in Charge
Danny Cowley 04/01/2024 21/04/2024 108
Matthew Etherington 16/11/2023 01/01/2024 46
Ben Garner 02/03/2023 22/10/2023 234
Matt Bloomfield 30/09/2022 23/02/2023 146
Wayne Brown 19/01/2022 18/09/2022 242
Hayden Mullins 31/03/2021 19/01/2022 294
Wayne Brown 24/02/2021 31/03/2021 35
Steve Ball 28/07/2020 24/02/2021 211
John McGreal 04/05/2016 14/07/2020 1532
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FAQ

Next Colchester Manager Betting FAQs

  • Who Was The First Colchester United Manager

    That honour goes to Ted Davis (1937-1939), who became manager before the Second World War.

  • Which Colchester United Manager Has Won The Most Trophies

    Roy McDonough won the 1992 Conference Title and the 1992 FA Trophy.

  • Who Was The Longest-Serving Colchester United Manager

    Benny Fenton managed Colchester for over eight years between February 1955 and October 1963.

  • Who was The Shortest Serving Colchester United Manager

    A host of interim and caretaker managers have served Colchester, but of the full-time managers, Kevin Keen (Dec 2015-April 2016) lasted 130 days, and Mick Mills (Jan 1990-May 1990) 126 days.

  • Which Colchester United Manager Has The Best Win Percentage

    Ted Davis(1937-1939) won 62.5% of his 128 matches. His side won the Southern League Championship and the Southern League Cup.

  • Which Colchester United Manager Has The Worst Win Percentage

    On a win percentage of just 20.8% are Jack Butler (1953-1955) and Kevin Keen (2015-2016).

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 Colchester Club Site and the Supporters site

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