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Next Bayern Munich Manager Odds

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
29 February 2024, 17:56

The announced departure of Thomas Tuchel underscored his failure and highlighted that the board’s decision to sack Julian Nagelsmann almost a year ago, was most likely a hasty decision. In these circumstances, Bayern looks for a new manager who can meet all the standards of the best German team.

Bayern Munich Next Manager Betting List

Bookmakers have already opened the market on a replacement for a German specialist. At the moment, judging by the odds given by Bet365, there are several main contenders:

Bayern Munich Next Manager
Bet365 Odds
Xabi Alonso3.00
Jose Mourinho7.00
Julian Nagelsmann9.00
Zinedine Zidane11.00
Antonio Conte12.00

Xabi Alonso

After a fantastic season with Bayer Leverkusen, Xabi Alonso is on the shortlist of any club, no matter whether it looks for a new coach or not. The Spaniard declassified Bayern Munich and grabbed the attention of Munich’s board. The natural desire of the German giant to collect the gems of Bundesliga saw many instances of enticement of key stars from other teams, but whether this will be the case with Xabi Alonso is a question. The reported priorities of the rising Spanish coach are Liverpool and Real Madrid, and at least for now, it is not that obvious that he will follow the steps of Jupp Heynckes coming to Munich from Bayer.

Jose Mourinho

The Special One is eager to prove that he is still one of the best coaches in history and despite his previously expressed disregard for Bundesliga, the job at Bayern can be his last European dance before joining Portugal national team or leaving to Saudi Arabia. Jose did not hide his dissatisfaction from his sacking from Roma and if Bayern choose to go with him, it is likely that he will accept the offer. Bayern’s squad has an impressive amount of stars to lean on, as well as Jose-minded fighters like Josua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka, so the potential German experience for Mourinho looks like an interesting scenario.

Julian Nagelsmann

Reportedly, Julian got over with his rapid dismissal from Bayern last year and still feels that he has unfinished business with the club. After a year spent away from club football, he almost got a job in London with Chelsea and is linked with other Premier League teams like Liverpool but it feels that the offer from Bayern will be decisive for him. The only question is whether the war between him and Hasan Salihamidzic and Matthias Sammer is really over, while the credentials of the 36-years old German were never in doubt.

Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane is out of the football world for several reasons and is still connected to most of the clubs that are looking for a new coach. His fantastic appearance on Santiago Bernabeu with several brilliant seasons was akin to current Xabi Alonso’s career start, and it would be a dream to see Zidane’s Bayern match against Alonso’s Leverkusen as the main match of the season. However, Zidane seems to be very picky about his next place, carefully weighing all pros and cons. In the case of Bayern, there seems to be many issues, from the board’s reluctance to change, as emphasized by Thomas Tuchel, to the looming need of the squad’s rebuilding.

Antonio Conte

After strong links with Italian football, and with Milan in particular, it is surprising to see Conte in the list of potential Bayern coaches. Indeed, Conte’s tactics and discipline look alien to Bundesliga standards and it is highly unlikely that players like Leroy Sane or Kingsley Koman would accept his vision and draconian training sessions. At the same time, the disciplined Italian can become a perfect coach for young stars like Jamal Musiala or Matthias Tel, preparing them for the potential moving to the Premier League or other top-Championship.