Next Watford Manager Betting Odds And History

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

Next Watford Manager Betting Odds And History
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It came as little surprise that after just ten months, Watford sacked manager Valerien Ismael. The Hornets had only won one game in their last ten and were falling down the table. Tom Cleverley, who was in charge of the Under 18 side at Vicarage Road, has stepped up to become Interim Head Coach. It remains to be seen if the Hertfordshire club will appoint a new manager before the end of the 2023/24 season, but prospective candidates will feature in the betting as soon as the bookmakers create the next Watford FC manager market.  The next EFL Championship Manager to be sacked blog may also offer clues as to who is available for the Hornets.

Next Watford FC 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 Watford 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 Watford 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 Watford FC Manager

Here are some contenders for the managers job at Watford should the position become available, from previous entries in the betting and more

Scott Parker

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Scott Parker has reached a crossroads in his career after his messy Bournemouth dismissal. Watford could help him resurrect his footballing managerial life. 

Tom Cleverley

The former Manchester United and Watford midfielder was appointed interim head coach at Vicarage Road after the dismissal of Ismael. Cleverly only retired from playing in the summer of 2023 and has just started his management career. 

Troy Deeney 

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The ex-Watford legend, who played 389 games for the Hornets, started his coaching career at Forest Green Rovers. However, that project went poorly, and he was dismissed after just six games. His abrasive style of man management did not go down well with the Gloucestershire League Two side. We suspect he will go back to Vicarage Road at some point in the future. 

Next Hornets Manager Betting Diary Timeline

The betting odds for The Next Watford Manager will see plenty of fluctuation and speculation on who will take over in the hottest of managerial seats now Valerien Ismael has departed the job he had held since May 2023. 

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

17th August 2022

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Watford star Ismaila Sarr is now 4/7 with bookmakers to join Patrick Vieira's Crystal Palace in this transfer window. Bookies expect movement for the player by the end of the window and give around a 63% chance that he goes to Palace. Sarr played in the Premier League for Watford last season and is clearly a massive talent, already scoring in the Championship this season.

10th May 2022

Next Watford Manager Betting Odds: Former player John Eustace 4/9 favourite to take over at the Hornets!
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Watford are on the lookout for a new manager after Roy Hodgson confirmed that he won't be staying at the club next season. Hodgson took over at the Hornets at the end of January, with the hopes of keeping them up but failed to do so with no change in their fortunes. Former player John Eustace has been placed as favourite in the betting market at odds of 4/9, making him much lower odds than any other candidate. 

25th January 2022

Watford Betting Specials: The Hornets 9/4 to STAY UP this season after Roy Hodgson appointment!
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After the dismissal of yet another manager yesterday in Claudio Ranieri, Watford have again got another new manager. Bookmakers were giving odds of 1/20 for Roy Hodgson to be their new manager as soon as half an hour after Ranieri was sacked yesterday, so the deal may have been in the pipeline early. Hodgson has been without a job since he left Crystal Palace in the Summer and at the time dismissed rumours of retiring. This was the right thing for him to do, with just 8 months later the experience manager finding himself back in the Premier League. 

11th November 2021

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Despite being in the job for just a month at Watford, Claudio Ranieri is already 6/1 second favourite with bookmakers to be the next Premier League manager to be dismissed this season.  

How to bet on the next Watford Manager

  1. Find the best football betting site offering odds on the manager you think will be appointed at Watford. 
  2. Use the bookie index to scroll down to the manager markets. 
  3. Find the Watford manager vacancy. 
  4. Please make your selection and add them to your bet slip.
  5. Select the stake you wish to wager.
  6. Confirm your bet.

That's it; you are done; all you have to do is wait until a new Watford manager is appointed. 

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List of Watford FC Managers

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

Manager Appointment Date To Days in Charge
Vacant n/a n/a n/a
Valerien Ismael 10/05/2023 10/03/2024 305
Chris Wilder 07/03/2023 10/05/2023 64
Slaven Bilic 26/09/2022 07/03/2023 162
Rob Edwards 01/07/2022 26/09/2022 87
Roy Hodgson 25/01/2022 30/05/2022 125
Claudio Ranieri 04/10/2021 24/01/2022 112
Francisco Javier Munoz Llompart 21/12/2020 03/10/2021 286
Vladimir Ivic 15/08/2020 21/12/2020 128
Hayden Mullins 19/07/2020 15/08/2020 27
Nigel Pearson 06/12/2019 19/07/2020 226
Hayden Mullins 02/12/2019 06/12/2019 4
Enrique Sanchez Flores 07/09/2019 01/12/2019 85
Javier Gracia 21/01/2018 07/09/2019 594
Marco Silva 27/05/2017 21/01/2018 239
Walter Mazzarri 01/07/2016 21/05/2017 324
Enrique Sanchez Flores 05/06/2015 30/06/2016 391
Slavisa Jokanovic 07/10/2014 04/06/2015 240
Billy McKinlay 29/09/2014 07/10/2014 8
Oscar Garcia 02/09/2014 29/09/2014 27
Giuseppe Sannino 18/12/2013 31/08/2014 256
Gianfranco Zola 08/07/2012 16/12/2013 526
Sean Dyche 21/06/2011 06/07/2012 381
Malky Mackay 15/06/2009 18/06/2011 733
Brendan Rodgers 24/11/2008 05/06/2009 193
Malky Mackay 03/11/2008 24/11/2008 21
Adrian Boothroyd 29/03/2005 03/11/2008 1315
Terry Bullivant 22/03/2005 29/03/2005 7
Nigel Gibbs 22/03/2005 29/03/2005 7
Ray Lewington 11/07/2002 22/03/2005 985
Gianluca Vialli 01/06/2001 14/06/2002 378
Graham Taylor 01/06/1997 01/06/2001 1461
Kenny Jackett 01/06/1996 01/06/1997 365
Graham Taylor 21/02/1996 31/05/1996 100
Glenn Roeder 01/08/1993 20/02/1996 933
Steve Perryman 27/11/1990 31/07/1993 977
Colin Lee 01/03/1990 27/11/1990 271
Steve Harrison 11/01/1988 01/03/1990 780
Dave Bassett 18/05/1987 11/01/1988 238
Graham Taylor 20/06/1977 18/05/1987 3619
Mike Keen 20 Jun, 1973 17 Apr, 1977 1397
George Kirby 04 Aug, 1971 11 May, 1973 646
Ken Furphy 01 Nov, 1964 4 Aug, 1971 2467
Bill McGarry 01 Jul, 1963 31 Oct, 1964 488
Ron Burgess 1 March, 1959 01 May, 1963 1522
Neil McBain 01 August, 1956 28 February, 1959 941
Len Goulden 01 Feb, 1956 31 July, 1956 181
Johnny Paton 01 Oct, 1955 01 Feb, 1956 123
Len Goulden 01 Nov, 1952 01 Oct, 1955 1064
Haydn Green 01 Aug, 1951 31 October, 1952 457
Ron Gray 01 Jun, 1950 1 August, 1951 426
Eddie Hapgood 01 Feb, 1948 01 Mar, 1950 759
Jack Bray 01 Mar, 1947 31 Jan, 1948 336
Bill Findlay 01 Jan, 1938 28 Feb, 1947 3345
Neil McBain 01 Aug, 1929 01 Aug, 1937 2922
Fred Pagnam 01 Aug, 1926 31 May, 1929 1034
Harry Kent 01 Aug, 1910 31 May, 1926 5782
John Goodall 01 Aug, 1903 31 May, 1910 2495
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FAQ

Next Watford Manager FAQs

  • Who is the longest-serving manager of Watford Football Club

    The longest-serving manager is Harry Kent who was in charge between 1910 and 1926. He took the club into the Football League. 




  • Who is the most successful Watford Manager

    The most successful Watford manager is the legendary Graham Taylor. 

    His record was: 

    Football League Fourth Division 1977-78
    Football League Division One Runner Up 1982-83
    FA Cup Finalist 1983-84
    Football League Division Two 1997-98

  • Who Was The first Watford Manager

    John Goodall was the first Watford player/ manager. He took up the position in 1903 and was in charge for seven years.

  • Which Permanent Watford Manager Has The Best Win Percentage

    In October 2014, the board turned to Serbian-born Slavisa Jokanovic after dispensing with three managers since August. His Watford side won 21 of his 36 games (58.33%) and secured promotion to the EPL.

  • Which Permanent Watford Manager Has The Worst Win Percentage

    Roy Hodgson (January 2022-May 2022) was parachuted in when the disappointing Claudi Ranieri tenure came to an end. He only managed 2 wins from his 18 games (11.1%).

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 Watford Club Site and the Supporters site

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