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Next West Ham Manager Odds

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
15 April 2024, 13:55

West Ham, despite a brisk start to the season, gave up well in the middle. David Moyes’s team struggled at the beginning of the year and still cannot bring progress to its game, especially in the away games. Currently, West Ham is on the verge of being eliminated from UEFA Europa League after the defeat in Germany (2-0) and faces fierce competition from Newcastle United and Manchester United for a place in the top 6. Clouds have been gathering over David Moyes for a long time, but in the context of recent events, reports of an imminent resignation began to circulate with renewed vigour, with the team driving an uneven season with an incohesive display. 

West Ham United Next Manager Betting List

Bookmakers have opened the market on a potential replacement for a Scotch specialist since the beginning of the year. At the moment, judging by the odds given by Paddy Power, there are several main contenders:

West Ham United Next ManagerPaddyPower Odds
Graham Potter2.88
William Still4.00
Mark Noble4.50
Michael Carrick7.00
Jose Mourinho9.00

Graham Potter

Bookmakers still believe that Graham Potter is the most likely successor to David Moyes in London. Notwithstanding Potter's short-lived and disastrous stint at Chelsea, none can doubt his triumphant ventures at Swansea and Brighton. While Potter repeatedly stated that he will need time to consider all the possible options, West Ham can provide him the necessary resources to clear his image after failure at Chelsea. If the team will not appear in European competitions next season, this will become the perfect opportunity for Potter to take the whole season to build a foundation as it was in the case of Brighton. In addition, the board should consider managerial experience in the Premier League which gives Graham an edge over his rivals.

William Still

William Still is still considered to be a piece of cake for many clubs amid his season with Reims. As one of the youngest managers on the radar, he is well-known as a childhood fan of West Ham. Due to his background in Football Manager, Still became well known in England, although he never coached the first team there. The 31-year-old is proving he's a great coach in real life as well, with his Reims side sitting eighth in Ligue 1. Recently, Still has gone on record saying that he dreams of one day managing West Ham. However, it is unclear whether he is ready for the pressure of the Premier League, given that his experience as a head coach is relatively limited.

Mark Noble

As a West Ham legend, Mark Noble will have a certain amount of credit among both fans and board. However, his complete lack of coaching experience is surely at odds with the club’s ambitions. His current occupation as a sporting director seems completely suitable for a former midfielder and it does not seem that even if the offer will be on the table, he will dive into it.

Michael Carrick

As one of the Old Trafford legends, Michael Carrick does not need to be introduced twice in the context of the Premier League. Currently, he is coaching Middlesbrough and receives appraisals from both press and fans. As many young coaches who were shining bright on the Premier League fields during their player careers, Carrick is closely monitored by many clubs. While it is unclear whether West Ham can afford themselves a season of transformation, given that the current roster of players does not seem suitable for Carrick’s ideas, the option of his appointment still looks rather crude. 

Jose Mourinho

After his dismissal from Roma, West Ham has the chance to achieve a truly sensational appointment - the legendary Jose Mourinho. The two-time Champions League winner and eight-time Premier League winner has the most dazzling portfolio of all the candidates and would undoubtedly relish the opportunity to return to England. However, there are still questions over whether Mourinho is suited to working with modern players as his last tenures have ended rather disastrously in terms of relations with the players and the board.