Neil Warnock was sacked by Cardiff City on Monday afternoon. Warnock already said this would have been his final season in club management but his departure before Christmas would have been a disappointment for him. Warnock has achieved in his long career eight EFL promotions but he now leaves Cardiff in 14th place in the Championship table.
Surely he leaves a squad which has a good reputation and a nearly perfect home record this season. So who is now going to get the responsibility of replacing him and turning Cardiff City fortunes around? The team has the base to fight for promotion and also they have the financial backup to improve the squad further, where it is needed. Surely, there will be a huge competition to land this job and below we take a look at who are the frontrunners and what are the Next Cardiff Manager betting opportunities and odds.
Top Three Betting Offers To Take Advantage Of In The Next Cardiff Manager Betting
The former Millwall boss has emerged as an immediate favourite to replace Warnock. Cardiff fans, however, are split on his name. You can back Neil Harris to be appointed at 4/9 with Betfair with the price that is fluctuating towards the evens. Harris was sacked by Millwall in this season and but it is not sure he had all the responsibilities. Surely he is a club legend here but some fans turned against him towards the end.
He said that it was uneasy about playing anything rather than 4-4-2 at The Den, so he didn’t have too many choices to change things. Surely he had good times with Millwall as well as he took them out of League One and was able to re-establish the Lions as a Championship side. But there are a couple of things that are not convincing us about Harris.
First of all, he is too short at this price to back. Secondly, Harris is seen by some Cardiff fans as Warnock’s natural successor in term of style and therefore not much change will happen if he was appointed. We believe that ultimately he will not get the job and either way it is not worth backing him now.
Even though Michael Flynn is not the biggest name out there, we believe it will be the right choice and also represents some great betting value in the Next Cardiff Manager Betting market. The Newport boss has done really well with the League Two club. He has also made some headlines by delivering a couple of cup upsets since moving there in 2017. Under his management, Newport have gone to be a League Two relegation candidate to be a team pushing for promotion.
Also in this term, his Newport side are in the top seven, and this shows great consistency. Surely this will be a great way for the Bluebirds to change page from Warnock. After all, they have given the sack to an experienced EFL boss, so why not trying to shake things up a bit. This is a great opportunity for Flynn and Cardiff, and we believe it could be a win-win situation.
Nathan Jones might be a bit of a surprise name on this list. He has taken the Potters to the last place in the Championship, and surely this is not the best time of his career. Many however believed that he was extremely unlucky this season and that in the last term he did a good job navigating Stoke in a difficult year.
Jones also has links with Cardiff as he is a former graduate of the Cardiff youth academy. Will that be enough, though? Unlikely. The last few months have been too negative for him to land a job of this size. We believe he will make a comeback as a manager in the future, but this job is probably not right for him. This is why we think that the 14/1 is short for the former Luton manager and surely not worth pursuing.
Looking at the Next Cardiff Manager Betting market, we find plenty of outside candidates for the job. One of those is Wycombe’s Gareth Ainsworth. The young boss was also in contention to switch to Sunderland only a few weeks ago. Surely he is not the biggest name on the list, but similarly to Flynn he does offer something a bit different. If you fancy his chances, you can get a massive 25/1 on the Wycombe manager being appointed as manager at Cardiff City.