Next Nottingham Forest Manager Betting Odds

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

Next Nottingham Forest Manager Betting Odds

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Current Nottingham Forest Manager

Manager Appointment Date To Days in Charge
Nuno Espirito Santo 20/12/2023 16/02/2024 58

Nottingham Forest sacked manager Steve Cooper on the 19th of December, 2023, after 27 months in the position. 

Most football watchers know a manager's shelf life is limited, and Chairman Evangelos Marinakis decided that a change at the top was needed. 

Former Wolves and Tottenham boss Nuno Espirito Santo was appointed a day later and will be in the dugout for the game at home to Bournemouth.

Carla Cortés, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia CommonsEspirito Santo becomes the club's 51st manager, although that figure includes interim and caretaker managers. 

Forest sit in 17th place in the EPL, and he must hit the ground running to keep the East Midlands side in the top tier.  

If another managerial change comes, The next manager to be Sacked blog may offer clues about who is available, with the leading bookmakers offering all the next Nottingham Forest Manager odds.


Next Nottingham Forest 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 Nottingham Forest 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

Best Betting Site for Next Nottingham Forest 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 Will Be The Next Nottingham Forest Manager

Let's take a look at possible contenders to be the next Nottingham Forest manager. We looked at previous bookie list the last time the position was vacant and some of the the following names featured towards the top of the market.

Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard headed the next Nottingham Forest manager betting when Steve Cooper looked like he was exiting the City Ground in April 2023. The Villa job looked a good fit after his success in Scotland at Glasgow Rangers, but he often could not name the same team from week to week, and there was no distinct style of play. In 2023 he was appointed to the Saudi Arabian side, Al Ettifaq.

Patrick Vieira 

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The Former Arsenal and French midfielder left Crystal Palace in March 2023. His reputation took a knock in South London, where his team was deemed unwilling or unable to harness their most creative players, something the new manager Roy Hodgson instantly changed. In September of the same year Vieira returned to France to take charge of Ligue 1 side Strasbourg. 

Rafa Benitez

If relegation becomes an ongoing issue at Nottingham Forest, there are few better at steadying the ship than Rafa Benitez; he has now managed four EPL clubs: Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool and Newcastle United

Pedro Martins

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Pedro Martins had a successful period at Olympiacos, winning the Greek Super League three years on the bounce ( 2019/20, 2020/21, 2021/22) and the Greek Cup in the 2019/20 season. Because the owner of Nottingham Forest and Olympiacos is the same person, Evangelos Marinakis, the bookies regularly include Martins in their next Nottingham Forest manager betting market. He left Olympiacos in August 2022, having been in charge for over four years. Al-Gharafa SC in Qatar is Martins's latest managerial position, but many expect him to return to European football when a suitable vacancy arrives. 

How To Bet On The Next Nottingham Forest Manager

Placing a bet on who will be the next Nottingham Forest 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 the odds on the next Forest manager will be easier when no manager is in place, and a little harder when the position is filled, and not particularly in jeopardy.

  • Find the best football betting site offering odds on the next manager of Nottingham Forest
  • Choose one of the possible contenders
  • Decide how much you want to bet
  • Check the odds and your stake to understand how much you may win if your prediction is correct
  • Understand that if your prediction is wrong, you will lose your money.  


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Next Forest Manager Betting Diary

The betting odds for The Next Nottingham Forest Manager will see plenty of speculation if things do not work out for the man appointed in December 2023 - Nuno Espirito Santo.

Here is a round-up of the Next Nottingham Forest Manager Betting News from our OLBG News feed

11th April 2023


Next Premier League Manager To Go Betting Odds: Nottingham Forest Manager Steve Cooper now ODDS-ON at 1/2 to be dismissed next!

3rd April 2023


Next Premier League Manager To Go Betting Odds: Steve Cooper now into 6/4 FAVOURITE to be the next manager to leave after DOUBLE DEPARTURE on Sunday!

1st November 2022

The new deal that Steve Cooper was offered in October has made his position more secure, however, the win over Liverpool was followed by a heavy defeat by the leader's Arsenal. 

Forest currently sits in 20th position with relegation looking likely. 

24th October 2022

Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper is now out to 14/1 to be the next manager to leave the Premier League. This is due to the fact that he just signed a new contract at Forest despite the rumours around his dismissal over the last couple of months.

Forest had a massive win on Saturday against Liverpool with Cooper's men winning 1-0 in a game where goalkeeper Dean Henderson was on fire.

4th October 2022

After a whopping 4-0 defeat to neighbours Leicester City, it now looks like manager Steve Cooper could be leaving the City Ground. The bookmakers have him at a very short price to be the 5th manager to leave their clubs.

Pre-season Steve Cooper was at 14/1 to be the first manager to leave, and he was not the first (that honour went to Scott Parker at Bournemouth). We have now seen 4 managers in the EPL not be at the club they were at the start of the season (Parker, Tuchel, Lage,  and Potter who moved from Brighton to Chelsea)

List of Nottingham Forest Managers

In this section, we'll take a closer look at the full list of Nottingham Forest managers throughout the years. Check out our data table below for a comprehensive list of all Nottingham Forest managers. Who will be the next name on the list?

Manager Appointment Date To Days in Charge
Nuno Espirito Santo 20/12/2023 16/02/2024 58
Steve Cooper 21/09/2021 19/12/2023 819
Steven Reid 16/09/2021 21/09/2021 5
Chris Hughton 06/10/2020 16/09/2021 345
Sabri Lamouchi 28/06/2019 05/10/2020 465
Martin O'Neill 15/01/2019 28/06/2019 164
Simon Ireland 11/01/2019 15/01/2019 4
Aitor Karanka 08/01/2018 11/01/2019 368
Gary Brazil 31/12/2017 08/01/2018 8
Mark Warburton 17/03/2017 31/12/2017 289
Gary Brazil 15/01/2017 17/03/2017 61
Philippe Montanier 27/06/2016 14/01/2017 201
Paul Williams 13/03/2016 12/05/2016 60
Dougie Freedman 02/02/2015 13/03/2016 405
Stuart Pearce 01/07/2014 01/02/2015 215
Gary Brazil 24/03/2014 01/07/2014 99
Billy Davies 07/02/2013 24/03/2014 410
Alex McLeish 27/12/2012 05/02/2013 40
Sean O'Driscoll 20/07/2012 27/12/2012 160
Steve Cotterill 14/10/2011 12/07/2012 272
Steve McClaren 13/06/2011 02/10/2011 111
Billy Davies 04/01/2009 12/06/2011 889
John Pemberton 27/12/2008 04/01/2009 8
Colin Calderwood 30/05/2006 27/12/2008 942
Frank Barlow 17/02/2006 30/05/2006 102
Ian McParland 17/02/2006 30/05/2006 102
Gary Megson 10/01/2005 16/02/2006 402
Mick Harford 16/12/2004 10/01/2005 25
Joe Kinnear 10/02/2004 16/12/2004 310
Paul Hart 12/07/2001 07/02/2004 940
David Platt 01/07/1999 12/07/2001 742
Ron Atkinson 11/01/1999 16/05/1999 125
Mickey Adams 05/01/1999 11/01/1999 6
Dave Bassett 08/05/1997 05/01/1999 607
Stuart Pearce 20/12/1996 08/05/1997 139
Frank Clark 12/05/1993 19/12/1996 1317
Brian Clough 06/01/1975 08/05/1993 6697
Allan Brown 19 Nov, 1973 3 Jan, 1975 410
Dave Mackay 02 Nov, 1972 23 Oct, 1973 355
Matt Gillies 01 Jan, 1969 20 Oct, 1972 1388
Johnny Carey 01 Jul, 1963 31 Dec, 1968 2010
Andy Beattie 1 September, 1960 01 Jul, 1963 1033
Billy Walker 01 March, 1939 1 June, 1960 7763
Harold Wightman 01 Jul, 1936 01 March, 1939 973
Noel Watson 01 Aug, 1931 01 Jul, 1936 1796
Stan Hardy 01 Aug, 1930 31 May, 1931 303
John Baynes 01 Aug, 1925 31 May, 1929 1399
Bob Masters 01 Aug, 1912 31 May, 1925 4686
Fred Earp 01 Aug, 1909 31 May, 1912 1034
Harry Haslam (old) 01 Aug, 1897 31 May, 1909 4320
Harry Radford 01 Aug, 1889 31 May, 1897 2860


Nottingham Forest Next Manager Betting FAQs

  • Who is the longest-serving Nottingham Forest Manager

    For 21 years Billy Walker was in charge of the club. (1939-1960)

    His side won the FA Cup in the 1958/59 season beating Luton Town 2-1 in the Wembley final. 

    This century both Paul Hart and Colin Calderwood have managed Forest for over 130 games.

  • How long was Brian Clough the manager

    Nottingham Forest’s greatest-ever manager was Brian Clough, who served for 18 years between 1975 and 1993. He won back-to-back European Cups in 1979 and 1980, a League Title in 1978 and four League Cups (78, 79, 89, 90). He won 46% of his 968 games.

  • Who was the First Nottingham Forest Manager

    The first Forest manager was Harry Radford (1889-1897).

  • Which Nottingham Forest Manager Had The Best Win Percentage

    Caretaker managers Frank Barlow and Ian McParland were appointed at Nottingham Forest when Gary Megson departed in February 2006. They managed for three months in the 2005/2006 season, winning eight of their thirteen games, drawing four, and only losing once, with a strike rate of 61.5%. Colin Calderwood replaced them at the end of that season.

  • Which Nottingham Forest Manager Had The Worst Win Percentage

    Alex Mcleish (2012-13) only managed 1 win for Forest out of his 7 games in charge (14.3%). He fell out with the board over transfer dealings and left by mutual consent.

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 Nottingham Forest Club Site and the Supporters site

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