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Next Brighton Manager: Odds and Considerations

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
3 May 2024, 13:58

Amid the potential leaving of Roberto De Zerbi in the summer, Brighton have to consider several options for his replacement. The club has already outgrown the status of the second-class club in the league, having an impressive campaign in the Europa League and showing versatility against top teams. However, the scarcity of resources and overloaded schedule brought the club to middle of the table amid the end of the season, while De Zerbi is likely to exploit the potential move to a top club.

Next Brighton Manager Betting List

Bookmakers have opened the market on the potential replacement of De Zerbi as long as the Italian mentioned that he does not know whether he will stay at Brighton or try his luck with another team.. At the moment, judging by the odds given by BetVictor, there are several main contenders:

Next Brighton Manager BetVictor Odds
Ruben Amorim5.50
Graham Potter7.00
Franck Haise9.00
Bo Svensson11.00
Kjetil Knutsen14.50

Ruben Amorim

One of the most interesting picks on the market, Ruben Amorim is still undecided about his next club. Amorim's teams are known for their ability to maintain possession through quick passing and intelligent movement, which could be beneficial for Brighton's style of play. His experience in managing Sporting CP, where he won the title in his first full season, demonstrates his ability to adapt to different situations and lead a team to success. His strengths include his tactical flexibility, defensive solidity, and ability to create attacking opportunities. However, his inexperience in managing outside of Portugal might be a concern for some. Appointing Amorim would be a bold move, but it could bring a fresh perspective and a chance for the team to grow under his guidance.

Graham Potter

Graham Potter is a well-established manager with a strong track record in the Premier League. His experience at Brighton, where he has consistently improved the team's performance and achieved a highest-ever finish, showcases his ability to adapt to different situations and lead a team to success. Potter's tactical approach focuses on creating a balance between attack and defence, which could be beneficial for Brighton. Still jobless, he might kick back his career by returning to the club where he made his name. However, his relatively high salary demands might be a concern for the board. Overall, appointing Potter would be a safe choice, as he has a proven track record and could continue to improve the team's performance.

Franck Haise

The manager of French Ligue 1 side Lens has performed wonders with the club, after achieving promotion in the 2019/20 season. His tactical approach focuses on creating a strong defence and counter-attacking quickly. However, his relatively limited experience in coaching, given the pressure of the Premier League expectations, might be a concern for some. At the same time, Haise isn't seemingly keen on leaving France in the near future, despite indicating that working in the Premier League is a dream of every manager. 

Bo Svensson

Bo Svensson made a significant impact at Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga, emphasising counter-attacking football, which could be fit for Brighton's style of play and current squad roster. Svensson's ability to improve the team's defence and create attacking opportunities has been impressive, where he has claimed famous wins over Bayern, Leipzig, and other big clubs in German football, demonstrating his ability to adapt to different situations and lead a team to success. Still being jobless after leaving Mainz, he can become an interesting option for Brighton if the board will supply him with the needed resources.

Kjetil Knutsen

Knutsen's potential desire to join Brighton could be driven by the club's ambition to improve and the opportunity to work in the Premier League. His strengths include his ability to create a strong team defence and his experience in managing in different leagues. However, it is unclear whether he is ready for taking up the challenge of the Premier League. For the board, appointing Knutsen would be a calculated risk, as he has shown his ability to manage in different leagues but lacks experience in the Premier League.