Sunderland Next Manager Odds – Gus Poyet Favourite for a Return to the Stadium of Light
Sunderland sacked manager Phil Parkinson this weekend after 13 months in charge and now the bookmakers are offering odds on the next Sunderland manager. Gus Poyet is the early favourite followed by Danny Cowley and Paul Cook.
The Black Cats parted company with Parkinson after a terrible run of form which culminated in a 1-1 draw at Fleetwood Town on Friday night. That result meant Sunderland had drawn two and lost three of their last five matches in all competitions, including a shock exit from the FA Cup at home to Mansfield Town.
They’ve won just two of their last seven League One matches and are in eigth place, seven points from leaders Hull City.
Sunderland Statement on Phil Parkinson
“Sunderland AFC has today parted company with manager Phil Parkinson.
The 52-year-old was appointed in October 2019, overseeing a total of 47 matches during his 13 months at the Stadium of Light.
Assistant manager Steve Parkin also departs, and the club would like to place on record its thanks to both Phil and Steve for their efforts during their time at SAFC.
Preparations for Tuesday’s Sky Bet League One fixture against Burton Albion will resume on Monday, with first-team coach Andrew Taylor taking charge of the squad.
The board will now begin the search for a new manager and will make no further comment until this process is completed.”
Sunderland are now without:
1) a chairman
2) a first team manager
3) a head of recruitment
4) an Academy manager
5) an U18s manager
Add in absentee owners and part-owners + a financial hole in the accounts, and you can see the issues at the club go deeper than on the L1 pitch
— Ross Gregory (@rossgregory9) November 29, 2020
Odds on the next Sunderland Manager
- Gus Poyet – 4/5
- Danny Cowley – 5/2
- Paul Cook – 3/1
- Nigel Pearson – 5/1
- Ryan Lowe – 25/1
- Chris Powell – 25/1
- Chris Coleman – 25/1
- Simon Grayson – 25/1
- Gordon Strachan 25/1
- Jonathan Woodgate – 25/1
- Nigel Adkins 25/1
- Gareth Ainsworth 25/1
- Graham Alexander 25/1
- Sam Allardyce 25/1
- Michael Appleton 25/1
- Mark Bowen 25/1
- Gary Bowyer 25/1
- Gary Caldwell 25/1
- Josep Clotet Ruiz 25/1
- Shaun Derry 25/1
- Steve Evans 25/1
- Darren Fletcher 25/1
- Michael Flynn 25/1
- Sol Campbell 25/1
See all the betting odds at Bet Victor.
Gus Poyet – 4/5
The early market leader in the next Sunderland manager odds is former boss Gus Poyet. He lost his job at the Stadium of Light in 2015 before going on to manage AEK Athens, Real Betis, Shanghai Shenhua and Bordeaux. He left the French side in 2018 and has been out of work since.
There is sure to be a mixed reaction from Sunderland fans if Gus Poyet is given another chance in the hot-seat. Some people would say never go back to a former manager but he did save Sunderland from relegation and guide them to a League Cup final during his time in charge.
Danny Cowley – 5/2
The former Huddersfield Town manager seems to be linked with every league club when a managerial position becomes available and it is no different here. The stand-out on his CV is his time at Lincoln City where he guided them to the FA Cup quarter-finals and the National League title.
Lincoln were the first non-league side to get to the FA Cup last eight in over 100 years when Cowley achieved that feat and now he is second favourite in the betting odds for next Sunderland manager.
Paul Cook – 3/1
Best known for stints at Wigan, Portsmouth and Chesterfield where he won division titles, Paul Cook could be the man to finally get Sunderland out of League One and back up tie divisions. he has a win percentage of over 41% in his managerial career and is one of the names the Sunderland fans seem split over on Social Media.
Cook is currently 3/1 with Bet Victor to be the next Sunderland manager and slightly bigger odds with Paddy Power at 10/3.
Nigel Pearson – 5/1
Pearson was relieved of his duties at Watford at the end of last season with just two games remaining, a move that backfired at Watford were subsequently relegated from the top flight. He is also given a lot of credit for the success of Leicester City and he could be a great appointment for a League One club like Sunderland.
There is some variation in the odds for Nigel Pearson to be the next Sunderland manager – he is only 5/1 at Bet Victor but 14/1 with Paddy Power, so if you do want to place a bet be sure to get the best odds from Paddy Power.
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Sunderland Fans React to Next Manager Odds
See this is a difficult one, I agree Paul cook is a good option but not someone you can build on, Phillips would be exciting but you never no how he would be as a manager, cowley brothers have done well in management but is it too big of a jump for them? Hard times
— aaron showler (@aaronshowler1) November 30, 2020
— Pazza (@PazzaSAFC) November 29, 2020
People not happy with Poyet
But are talking Crowley up
A man who made the step from Lincoln to Huddersfield and failed miserably
Are part of the problem he is and never will be a manager we need
Would be another backward step
— david fisher (@bigshow21) November 30, 2020
The most frustrating thing about seeing Sunderland in League One is over the last 3 seasons I think Ive seen about 4 players better than what we have in our squad. Not 4 teams worth of players. 4 players. This league is toilet and we need a manager who can pull us up by the balls
— Gareth Liddle (@Garethliddle1) November 21, 2020
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