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One name emerges as early favourite for Wales job

21 Jun 2024 2 minute read
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Rob Page was today sacked as Wales boss, and one Welsh bookmaker has wasted no time in drawing up a list of potential replacements.

And there is one name who has emerged as the outright favourite for the role according to Dragonbet.

Osian Roberts guided Italian club Como to a return to Serie A after 21 years and the former assistant manager of Wales under Chris Coleman is the even money favourite so far.

The former Football Association of Wales technical director, Crystal Palace assistant manager and Morocco national team technical director, was on a shortlist of three when Ryan Giggs was appointed Wales boss in 2018.

Also on the shortlist was the former Wales striker Craig Bellamy, who is rated 3/1 by Dragonbet to succeed Rob Page.

Currently interim manager at Burnley where he was assistant manager to Vincent Kompany, it’s believed Bellamy came within a whisker of being appointed boss of his country in 2018, but lost out to Giggs by one vote.

Both Roberts and Bellamy have of course accrued huge experience since Giggs was appointed and both are the outright favourites of the Welsh bookmaker.

Sam Allardyce who recently mentioned his interest in managing Wales when questioned on a podcast has been given odds of 7/1 to take the job.

The others in contention according to the bookmaker include Euro 2016 boss Chris Coleman, former Luton and current Charlton boss Nathan Jones and former Cardiff City coach and Newport manager James Rowberry, all of whom are ranked 16/1.

Meanwhile, former West Ham boss David Moyes who is believed to have spoken to several international sides after leaving the Hammers at the end of last season, is also rated as 16/1 for the Wales job.

Next permanent Wales football manager

Osian Roberts 1/1
Craig Bellamy 3/1
Sam Allardyce 7/1
Chris Coleman 16/1
David Moyes 16/1
James Rowberry 16/1
Mark Sampson 16/1
Nathan Jones 16/1
Carl Robinson 20/1
Mark Hughes 25/1
Rob Edwards 25/1
Ole Gunnar Solksjaer – 33/1
Patrick Vieira 33/1
Ryan Giggs 33/1
Sol Campbell 33/1
Tony Pulis 33/1
Aaron Ramsey 50/1
Roy Keane 50/1
Thierry Henry 50/1
Phil Parkinson 66/1
Bobby Gould 100/1
Rhian Wilkinson 200/1

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23 days ago

Bobby Gould🤣🤣🤣🤣 Bobby Gould 🤣🤣🤣🤣. On a serious note, the top 3 sure, but some of those names, Mark Hughes, been there and he failed, Rob Edward’s signed a 4 yers deal at Luton this week, Nathan Jones, alienates players, Sloskjaer failed at Cardiff. If I were to bet I would go for 2 men, Patrick Viera, and Osian Roberts, who have worked together in the past. Bobby Gould 😱🤣🤣🤣.

Richard Thomas
Richard Thomas
23 days ago
Reply to  Gareth

“Bobby Gould must go”
My cousin loved the Manics reworking that from Everything Must Go in a live performance.
Rob Edwards is clearly a great manager, but committed to Luton.
As for the others… Nobody stands out really.

23 days ago
Reply to  Richard Thomas

Great song and band, sombody at the bookies must have a great sense of humour 😀.

Mr. Williams
Mr. Williams
23 days ago

Craig Bellamy for me, he was a no nonsense player and would be a no nonsense manager who is not afraid to call a spade a spade.

Wogan Jones
Wogan Jones
23 days ago

Disappointed not to see Klopp on the odds list.

Michael Griffiths
Michael Griffiths
22 days ago

That list is a joke! Bobby Gould!

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