Next Manchester City Manager Betting Odds

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This article provides information on Manchester City's new manager odds and which bookmakers are offering betting on the next manager at The Etihad—details on all of The Cityzen's previous managers throughout history and potential Man City Managers in the future.

Next Manchester City Manager Betting Odds
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Current Man City Manager

Manager Appointment Date To Days in Charge
Josep Guardiola 01/07/2016 12/07/2024 2933

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Pep Guardiola has indicated that he will take a break as he needs a rest from Club management. Talk has now turned as to who will replace him at the Etihad. The bookmakers have all the Next Manchester City manager betting with the next manager to be sacked blog offering valuable betting clues about who is available. Whoever is appointed will become the 38th permanent manager of the Citizens since 1889

Next Manchester City 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.

Next Manager Current Club BV
Roberto De Zerbi 5/1
Michel Girona 8/1
Xabi Alonso Bayer Leverkusen 8/1
Zinedine Zidane 8/1
Vincent Kompany Bayern Munich 10/1
Ruben Amorim Sporting CP 10/1
Julian Nagelsmann Germany 12/1

Additionally, in some cases, the Manchester 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 fin this section or 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.

The Sack Race: Betting on the Next Manager to be Sacked

The Sack Race: Betting on the Next Manager to be Sacked

Best Betting Site for Next Manchester 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

Who Will be The Next Manchester City manager

Pep Guardiola has said he will need a rest after coaching Manchester City since 2016. His initial decision alerted the best betting sites to create a next Manchester City manager betting market.  

Roberto De Zerbi

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It was reported that Pep had indicated that De Zerbi could be the next Manchester City manager. The City board is also thought to rate the ex Brighton and Hove Albion manager. His achievement in guiding the Seagulls into Europe for the first time in their history, alongside the quality of the play, made all football fans take notice of the Italian-born manager. In June 2024 De Zerbi was appointed as the new manager of Marseille in Ligue 1. 

Ruben Amorim

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Ruben Amorim has been regularly linked to EPL vacancies (Chelsea, Liverpool, Wolves), but the Sporting CP manager has yet to venture away from Portugal. He has been a manager since 2018, winning the Taca da Liga (League Cup) three times and the Primeira Liga twice.

Xabi Alonso

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Alonso was appointed manager of Real Sociedad B team in June 2019, winning promotion and suffering relegation over his three-year tenure. He moved to Germany when he was appointed Bayer Leverkusen boss in October 2022. In the 2023/24 season, Leverkusen won the Bundesliga and the DFB Polka and reached the UEFA Europa League Final. Naturally, after that stellar season, Alonso became a manager in demand.  

Vincent Kompany

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Vincent Kompany became the new manager of Bayern Munich in May 2024 after two-year spells at both Anderlecht in Belgium and Burnley. His move to the Bundesliga giants surprised the bookmakers, with Alonso, De Zerbi, Klopp and Zidane more favoured in the betting market.


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Having guided both Rayo Vallecano and Huesca to promotion, Michel was appointed the manager of Girona. In his first year, they won the playoff game to secure promotion into La Liga after three seasons away. In 2022-23 the club finished mid-table, but in 2023-24, they made history by finishing in 3rd place and qualifying for the Champions League for the first time ever. 

Patrick Viera

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Another Manchester City old boy, although more associated with Arsenal. His first foray into EPL football management with Crystal Palace ended on a sour note with his team lacking style and not getting results.In 2023 Viera was appointed as the manager of  French Ligue 1 club Strasbourg. 

Gian Piero Gasperini

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The Atalanta manager since 2016 may be an unfamiliar name, and when he showed up in the bookie's odds to replace the current manager, it was a surprise. However, it seems Pep is a fan, which may have tipped off the odds compilers. "Playing against Atalanta is like going to the dentist."  His side made it very uncomfortable for City in the Champions League. Known to be a hard taskmaster, he is demandingly relentless in working on the fitness of his players.  

Julian Nagelsmann

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When Bayern Munich appointed Julian Nagelsmann at just 34, there were high hopes that he could bring back the Champions League trophy to the Bavarian giants. However, in 2021, they were surprisingly knocked out by Villareal, which was the first blow to the up-and-coming manager. Then their form in the 2022/23 season stuttered, not majorly, but enough for the hierarchy to say that the squad needed to be developed more. Nagelsmann was then sacked on the 24th of March and replaced by Thomas Tuchel.  In September 2023, Nagelsmann was appointed the German national team manager, replacing Hansi Flick. 

Zinedine Zidane 

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At the time of writing, Zidane is clubless after leaving Real Madrid for the second time in 2021. He won 2 La Liga titles and 3 Champions League trophies at Real Madrid. Speculation is that he is being lined up to take over from Didier Deschamps at the French National side; Deschamps has been in charge since 2012 and has recently extended his contract until 2026, so that avenue is currently closed. However, the bookies can see Zidane in the EPL sometime in the future, and the timing may be perfect to take over at Manchester City. 

After 7 years on this team, I think I’m going to have a stop. I’m going to have to take a break, see what we’ve done. And in the process, I would like to train a South American team, European national side, playing a Copa America, I want to have that experience

Pep Guardiola

How To Bet On The Next Manchester City Manager

Making a bet on who will be the next Man City 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 Man City 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 Manchester City. 
  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, you will lose your money. 
The Best Football Betting Sites

The Best Football Betting Sites

Next Citizens Manager Betting Diary

The betting odds for The Next Man City Manager will often see some fluctuation and speculation of who will take over the hot seat when Pep Guardiola departs the job he has held since July 2016.

Here is a round-up of the Next Man City Manager Betting Timeline from our OLBG News feed.

17th February 2022

Pep Guardiola's Next Club Betting Odds: 9/4 to make move to ITALY and manage Juventus next!

Pep Guardiola's Next Club Betting Odds: 9/4 to make move to ITALY and manage Juventus next!

Pep Guardiola is currently deep into a successful spell as Manager of Manchester City, but there have been rumours that he'll leave that role at the end of his contract. Back in August, Pep said he had plans to leave in 2023 when his current contract expires, saying he wanted the next step to be a national team role. Bookmakers though reckon that it'll be another club role next judging by the odds.

2nd Sept 2021

Pep Guardiola 2/1 to make SHOCKING return to Barcelona when he leaves Man City

Pep Guardiola 2/1 to make SHOCKING return to Barcelona when he leaves Man City

With betting sites giving a 33.3% chance that Pep Guardiola takes over at Barcelona as his next role after Man City, it's fair to say that there's a chance that it can happen. They say never go back, but a return to the La Liga giants could be just what the club needs after the departure of Lionel Messi and rumours of financial ruin at the club.

30th August 2021

Brendan Rodgers heads betting at 9/2 to be next Man City manager following Pep Guardiola exit hints

Brendan Rodgers heads betting at 9/2 to be next Man City manager following Pep Guardiola exit hints

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is the current joint favourite for the Man City job once Pep Guardiola leaves. PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino is the other 9/2 shot for the role, with Guardiola suggesting that he'll leave the club once his contract runs out in an interview last week. Guardiola has since insisted that he has no reason to leave the club, but that hasn't stopped bookmakers from giving odds on who will be next to manage the Citizens. 

List of Manchester City Managers

Here we look at the entire history of the managers of Manchester City from formation right up to date and a quick glance at each of the win percentages respectively. Who will be the next Manchester City manager on the list?

Manager Appointment Date To Days in Charge Win Rate
Josep Guardiola 01/07/2016 12/07/2024 2933 72.51% (May 23)
Manuel Pellegrini 14/06/2013 30/06/2016 1112 59.88%
Brian Kidd 13/05/2013 14/06/2013 32 50.00%
Roberto Mancini 20/12/2009 13/05/2013 1240 59.16%
Mark Hughes 04/06/2008 20/12/2009 564 46.75%
Sven-Goran Eriksson 06/07/2007 02/06/2008 332 42.22%
Stuart Pearce 11/03/2005 14/05/2007 794 35.42%
Kevin Keegan 24/05/2001 11/03/2005 1387 43.75%
Joe Royle 18/02/1998 21/05/2001 1188 43.27%


Manchester City Next manager Betting FAQs

  • Who Was The First Manchester City Manager

    Laurence Furniss (1889-1893) was the first boss and served for just under four years.

  • Who Is The Longest-Serving Manchester City Manager

    Wilf Wild was in charge for fourteen years(1932-1946). He won nearly 45% of his 354 games.  

  • Who Is the Shortest-Serving Manchester City Manager

    There were a few caretaker managers, Tony Book, Steve Coppell, Brian Kidd, and Phil Neal, who only served short periods. However, John Benson was appointed permanently in 1983 and may have been given the job full time had results gone better; he only lasted four months.

  • Which Manchester City Manager Has Won The Most Trophies

     Pep Guardiola; the Spanish genius has 10 in total broken down as 5 EPL Titles, 4 League Cups and 1 FA Cup. 

    His nearest rival is Joe Mercer (1965-1971), who won 1 Title, 1 League Cup and 1 FA Cup and the European Cup Winners Cup. 

  • Which Manchester City Manager Has The Worst Win Percentage

    John Benson (1983) took over when John Bond was dismissed. His 17 games in charge only saw his selected team win three times from 17 games (17.65%).

  • What factors will influence the final decision on who will become the next Manchester City Manager?

    After delighting lovers of the beautiful game, Manchester City will look to continue that playing style and philosophy. We suspect that with Pep such a significant presence at the club, his input as to who should replace him will be gratefully received. Had Arteta not moved to Arsenal, he would have been a natural successor, but with him gone, the net will need to be cast wider. The bookies who know a thing or two about football have some big names heading their betting, and it may come down to whether owner Sheikh Mansour ultimately goes with tried and trusted (Allegri, Zidane, Conte) or chooses to usher in a younger candidate (De Zerbi, Kompany). 

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 Manchester City Club Site and the Supporters site.

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