Next Bayern Munich Manager Odds

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
16 April 2024, 12:36

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 opened the market on a replacement for a German specialist since Tuchel's announcement. At the moment, judging by the odds given by SkyBet, there are several main contenders:

Bayern Munich Next ManagerSkyBet Odds
Julian Nagelsmann1.50
Roberto De Zerbi3.00
Zinedine Zidane9.00
Jose Mourinho11.00
Antonio Conte12.00

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. During this period he almost got a job in London with Chelsea and is repeatedly linked with other Premier League teams like Liverpool but it feels that the offer from Bayern will be decisive for him. In a shocking turn of events, Bayern is officially back in talks with Nagelsmann as a main target for another 4 year contract in Munich. At the same time, the German football federation still hopes that Julian will extend his contract with the national team that expires after Euro 2024. Neither of the options is still clear for Nagelsmann but it seems that Bayern was always his main priority, and arrival of the new face to the board, Max Eberl, may also have played its role.

Roberto De Zerbi

The Italian specialist is on the radar of many clubs given his credentials and persuasive playing style. Max Eberl is reportedly the main admirer of De Zerbi and is convinced that the Italian is worth the potential hefty sum that any clubs will have to pay for the coach given that he is still under contract at Brighton. De Zerbi is reportedly ready for the new call but his main priority is working in the Premier League as the Italian pointed out recently. In this regard, talks with Barcelona and Bayern can potentially be worth nothing given that Barcelona is financially weak to pay for a coach, while Bayern seems to be attracted with the return of Julian Nagelsmann. Still, De Zerbi will be an interesting prospect for Bayern given that his ambitions clearly match the club’s posture.

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. At the same time, it seems that the legendary Frenchmen is ready for a new call and perhaps Bayern can be a perfect match for him given that lack of competition in Bundesliga, and the desire of the board for another Champions League trophy.

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.

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.