Bookies taking bets on new Saints boss

Gus Poyet

Gus Poyet

First published in Sport

Mauricio Pochettino has not even left Saints and already the bookies are taking bets on who will succeed him at St Mary’s.

Two major firms are already running books on who will be the next permanent Saints boss, with Sunderland manager Gus Poyet installed as the early 5-1 favourite.

Poyet has had an acrimonious history with Saints thanks to the days when his Brighton side were competing for promotion along with then St Mary’s boss Nigel Adkins.

However, he has gained admirers for his work at the Seagulls and for keeping Sunderland in the top flight last season and is seen as bright young manager in the mould of Pochettino.

Former Saints defender Dan Petrescu is second favourite at 6-1. The ex-Chelsea man most recently managed Dynamo Moscow but is now looking for work after leaving the Russian club in April.

Neil Lennon is at 7-1 following his decision to leave Celtic after a trophy laden time at the club while former Cardiff boss Malky Mackay is 7-1 along with former Chelsea manager Robert Di Matteo, the man Spurs sacked in Tim Sherwood and even Alan Pardew, who has appeared under threat at Newcastle.

Bournemouth’s successful young manager Eddie Howe would be a popular choice with many Saints fans despite a lack of top flight experience and is priced at 12-1.

Favourites: Gus Poyet 5-1, Dan Petrescu 6-1, Neil Lennon 6-1, Malky Mackay 7-1, Roberto Di Matteo 7-1, Tim Sherwood 7-1, Alan Pardew 7-1, Andre Villas-Boas 10-1, Paco Jemez 10-1, Eddie Howe 12-1, Murat Yakin 12-1, Michael Laudrup 16-1, Oscar Garcia 16-1, Rafa Benitez 16-1, Glenn Hoddle 25-1, Matt Le Tissier 33-1, Harry Redknapp 66-1, Nigel Pearson 66-1, Steve McLaren 66-1.

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10:10pm Mon 26 May 14

Just another reader says...

Roberto Mancini
Roberto Mancini Just another reader
  • Score: -1

10:41pm Mon 26 May 14

Rudolf Hucker says...

No comment
No comment Rudolf Hucker
  • Score: 1

11:08pm Mon 26 May 14

76Saints says...

I'd rather have an Ex Pompey manager than McLaren, IF, MoPo left.
I'd rather have an Ex Pompey manager than McLaren, IF, MoPo left. 76Saints
  • Score: 3

11:11pm Mon 26 May 14

Chrissymarsdenfootballgenius says...

Why not make this thread about who you do not want to be our manager?! I'll start you off; milky mac, Clive 'sir rugby ball head' Woodward, gus 'poop on the floor' poyet, 2 on the go Sven, Tim 'I'd rather fall asleep' sherwood, yakin, Harry 'bagpuss' redknapp, Gareth 'disaster zone' southgate, Paul 'small time' ince, Alan 'out of the game too long' curbishley, big 'hoof it' sam, Glenn 'you can't say that' hoddle, George 'one too many' burley, Steve 'really?' Clark, Neil 'only managed in spl' Lennon, Ian 'I've lost my shoes' dowie, ian 'your having a laugh' holloway, Steve 'brolly' McClaren and Paulo 'publicly slate your players' do canio! Have I missed any !?
Why not make this thread about who you do not want to be our manager?! I'll start you off; milky mac, Clive 'sir rugby ball head' Woodward, gus 'poop on the floor' poyet, 2 on the go Sven, Tim 'I'd rather fall asleep' sherwood, yakin, Harry 'bagpuss' redknapp, Gareth 'disaster zone' southgate, Paul 'small time' ince, Alan 'out of the game too long' curbishley, big 'hoof it' sam, Glenn 'you can't say that' hoddle, George 'one too many' burley, Steve 'really?' Clark, Neil 'only managed in spl' Lennon, Ian 'I've lost my shoes' dowie, ian 'your having a laugh' holloway, Steve 'brolly' McClaren and Paulo 'publicly slate your players' do canio! Have I missed any !? Chrissymarsdenfootballgenius
  • Score: 4

11:11pm Mon 26 May 14

montecristosaint says...

Michael Laudrup is the best of the lot and might be able to stop players leaving butg he would require investment in new players and Liebherr refuses to do this which is why both Cortese and Pochettino have left..apparently Reed wants McClaren as the next Saints coach we willl get relegated.
Michael Laudrup is the best of the lot and might be able to stop players leaving butg he would require investment in new players and Liebherr refuses to do this which is why both Cortese and Pochettino have left..apparently Reed wants McClaren as the next Saints coach we willl get relegated. montecristosaint
  • Score: 12

11:15pm Mon 26 May 14

montecristosaint says...

Chrissymarsdenfootba
llgenius
wrote:
Why not make this thread about who you do not want to be our manager?! I'll start you off; milky mac, Clive 'sir rugby ball head' Woodward, gus 'poop on the floor' poyet, 2 on the go Sven, Tim 'I'd rather fall asleep' sherwood, yakin, Harry 'bagpuss' redknapp, Gareth 'disaster zone' southgate, Paul 'small time' ince, Alan 'out of the game too long' curbishley, big 'hoof it' sam, Glenn 'you can't say that' hoddle, George 'one too many' burley, Steve 'really?' Clark, Neil 'only managed in spl' Lennon, Ian 'I've lost my shoes' dowie, ian 'your having a laugh' holloway, Steve 'brolly' McClaren and Paulo 'publicly slate your players' do canio! Have I missed any !?
you ve missed out Eddie " the eagle" Howe...
it really ought to be Laudrup but hed want money to spend and Liebherr will not provide it.She wants to recoup her investment. She needs to sell the club to someone with a little more belief.
[quote][p][bold]Chrissymarsdenfootba llgenius[/bold] wrote: Why not make this thread about who you do not want to be our manager?! I'll start you off; milky mac, Clive 'sir rugby ball head' Woodward, gus 'poop on the floor' poyet, 2 on the go Sven, Tim 'I'd rather fall asleep' sherwood, yakin, Harry 'bagpuss' redknapp, Gareth 'disaster zone' southgate, Paul 'small time' ince, Alan 'out of the game too long' curbishley, big 'hoof it' sam, Glenn 'you can't say that' hoddle, George 'one too many' burley, Steve 'really?' Clark, Neil 'only managed in spl' Lennon, Ian 'I've lost my shoes' dowie, ian 'your having a laugh' holloway, Steve 'brolly' McClaren and Paulo 'publicly slate your players' do canio! Have I missed any !?[/p][/quote]you ve missed out Eddie " the eagle" Howe... it really ought to be Laudrup but hed want money to spend and Liebherr will not provide it.She wants to recoup her investment. She needs to sell the club to someone with a little more belief. montecristosaint
  • Score: 4

11:22pm Mon 26 May 14

Chrissymarsdenfootballgenius says...

montecristosaint wrote:
Michael Laudrup is the best of the lot and might be able to stop players leaving butg he would require investment in new players and Liebherr refuses to do this which is why both Cortese and Pochettino have left..apparently Reed wants McClaren as the next Saints coach we willl get relegated.
Where have you heard reed wants this idiot?
[quote][p][bold]montecristosaint[/bold] wrote: Michael Laudrup is the best of the lot and might be able to stop players leaving butg he would require investment in new players and Liebherr refuses to do this which is why both Cortese and Pochettino have left..apparently Reed wants McClaren as the next Saints coach we willl get relegated.[/p][/quote]Where have you heard reed wants this idiot? Chrissymarsdenfootballgenius
  • Score: 2

11:27pm Mon 26 May 14

Chrissymarsdenfootballgenius says...

I hope we are not returning to the dark old days of managers with as much of an idea as a pot of chutney! Jan Poortvliet springs to mind! If McClaren gets the job the board would be admitting one of two things; 1) they know literally nothing about football and 2) they don't care who knows it!
I hope we are not returning to the dark old days of managers with as much of an idea as a pot of chutney! Jan Poortvliet springs to mind! If McClaren gets the job the board would be admitting one of two things; 1) they know literally nothing about football and 2) they don't care who knows it! Chrissymarsdenfootballgenius
  • Score: 2

12:33am Tue 27 May 14

Block 42 says...

I just hope its not malky mckay!!why on earth would we want him??
it should be
frank de boer
rafa benitez
roberto mancini
di matteo
gus hiddink
these guys are proper football people.
I just hope its not malky mckay!!why on earth would we want him?? it should be frank de boer rafa benitez roberto mancini di matteo gus hiddink these guys are proper football people. Block 42
  • Score: 2

2:01am Tue 27 May 14

Matt - Singapore says...

montecristosaint wrote:
Michael Laudrup is the best of the lot and might be able to stop players leaving butg he would require investment in new players and Liebherr refuses to do this which is why both Cortese and Pochettino have left..apparently Reed wants McClaren as the next Saints coach we willl get relegated.
Completely agree, Laudrup has to be the way to go! He's just reached a settlement over his sacking by Swansea so would be available straight away.
[quote][p][bold]montecristosaint[/bold] wrote: Michael Laudrup is the best of the lot and might be able to stop players leaving butg he would require investment in new players and Liebherr refuses to do this which is why both Cortese and Pochettino have left..apparently Reed wants McClaren as the next Saints coach we willl get relegated.[/p][/quote]Completely agree, Laudrup has to be the way to go! He's just reached a settlement over his sacking by Swansea so would be available straight away. Matt - Singapore
  • Score: 2

3:38am Tue 27 May 14

warrenelarge says...

There are some thoroughly depressing names on this list. Neil Lennon 6-1, Malky Mackay 7-1, Roberto Di Matteo 7-1, Tim Sherwood 7-1, Alan Pardew 7-1...Seriously these are all terrifying!
Now is the time for the board to be ambitious and act very quickly because the majority of the players have already said that the first thing the board needed to do was get the manager to commit to the next project, which they have failed to do.
I would love to see them appoint Murat Yakin as the next manager. His Basel side were very easy on the eye and even knocked Spurs out of the Europa League and beat Chelsea home and away in the Champions League. He might even convince Shaqiri, Stocker and Frei to turn up next season.
Les Reed, please make this happen!
There are some thoroughly depressing names on this list. Neil Lennon 6-1, Malky Mackay 7-1, Roberto Di Matteo 7-1, Tim Sherwood 7-1, Alan Pardew 7-1...Seriously these are all terrifying! Now is the time for the board to be ambitious and act very quickly because the majority of the players have already said that the first thing the board needed to do was get the manager to commit to the next project, which they have failed to do. I would love to see them appoint Murat Yakin as the next manager. His Basel side were very easy on the eye and even knocked Spurs out of the Europa League and beat Chelsea home and away in the Champions League. He might even convince Shaqiri, Stocker and Frei to turn up next season. Les Reed, please make this happen! warrenelarge
  • Score: 9

5:51am Tue 27 May 14

Sammy2sheds says...

What's Bielsa up to nowadays? He taught mopo the pressing game.
Laudrup seems like a good fit for us
Tottenham have to be enemy number one now.taking huddle then our song and now mopo.what a sad club they are.
I don't wish mopo all the best and I hope he fails,I also wish the worst for spurs.people are talking like mopo been around for decades but it's only 16 months.he will not be remembered as a club great,just a decent manager that saw us as a gateway into the epl.this board is in way over its head
I have no confidence in them finding a good replacement.
I make no apologies for my negativity because sometimes you just can't polish a turd.
What's Bielsa up to nowadays? He taught mopo the pressing game. Laudrup seems like a good fit for us Tottenham have to be enemy number one now.taking huddle then our song and now mopo.what a sad club they are. I don't wish mopo all the best and I hope he fails,I also wish the worst for spurs.people are talking like mopo been around for decades but it's only 16 months.he will not be remembered as a club great,just a decent manager that saw us as a gateway into the epl.this board is in way over its head I have no confidence in them finding a good replacement. I make no apologies for my negativity because sometimes you just can't polish a turd. Sammy2sheds
  • Score: 8

7:39am Tue 27 May 14

John Smith34 says...

warrenelarge wrote:
There are some thoroughly depressing names on this list. Neil Lennon 6-1, Malky Mackay 7-1, Roberto Di Matteo 7-1, Tim Sherwood 7-1, Alan Pardew 7-1...Seriously these are all terrifying!
Now is the time for the board to be ambitious and act very quickly because the majority of the players have already said that the first thing the board needed to do was get the manager to commit to the next project, which they have failed to do.
I would love to see them appoint Murat Yakin as the next manager. His Basel side were very easy on the eye and even knocked Spurs out of the Europa League and beat Chelsea home and away in the Champions League. He might even convince Shaqiri, Stocker and Frei to turn up next season.
Les Reed, please make this happen!
Completely agree. Murat Yakin would show some serious ambition from the club. An excellent coach and available after stepping down from Basle.
[quote][p][bold]warrenelarge[/bold] wrote: There are some thoroughly depressing names on this list. Neil Lennon 6-1, Malky Mackay 7-1, Roberto Di Matteo 7-1, Tim Sherwood 7-1, Alan Pardew 7-1...Seriously these are all terrifying! Now is the time for the board to be ambitious and act very quickly because the majority of the players have already said that the first thing the board needed to do was get the manager to commit to the next project, which they have failed to do. I would love to see them appoint Murat Yakin as the next manager. His Basel side were very easy on the eye and even knocked Spurs out of the Europa League and beat Chelsea home and away in the Champions League. He might even convince Shaqiri, Stocker and Frei to turn up next season. Les Reed, please make this happen![/p][/quote]Completely agree. Murat Yakin would show some serious ambition from the club. An excellent coach and available after stepping down from Basle. John Smith34
  • Score: 5

7:48am Tue 27 May 14

Saint Jinx says...

Looking through the list my heart sinks. Without wishing to be unkind, I don't see any of them in the same league as Poch. In the same league I would have the likes of perhaps managers who have European experience or, although I hate to say it after all I have said previously (how hypocritical of me) experience with a big club.
Looking through the list my heart sinks. Without wishing to be unkind, I don't see any of them in the same league as Poch. In the same league I would have the likes of perhaps managers who have European experience or, although I hate to say it after all I have said previously (how hypocritical of me) experience with a big club. Saint Jinx
  • Score: 2

7:49am Tue 27 May 14

Saint Jinx says...

Looking through the list my heart sinks. Without wishing to be unkind, I don't see any of them in the same league as Poch. In the same league I would have the likes of perhaps managers who have European experience or, although I hate to say it after all I have said previously (how hypocritical of me) experience with a big club.
Looking through the list my heart sinks. Without wishing to be unkind, I don't see any of them in the same league as Poch. In the same league I would have the likes of perhaps managers who have European experience or, although I hate to say it after all I have said previously (how hypocritical of me) experience with a big club. Saint Jinx
  • Score: 1

7:49am Tue 27 May 14

Saint Jinx says...

Looking through the list my heart sinks. Without wishing to be unkind, I don't see any of them in the same league as Poch. In the same league I would have the likes of perhaps managers who have European experience or, although I hate to say it after all I have said previously (how hypocritical of me) experience with a big club.
Looking through the list my heart sinks. Without wishing to be unkind, I don't see any of them in the same league as Poch. In the same league I would have the likes of perhaps managers who have European experience or, although I hate to say it after all I have said previously (how hypocritical of me) experience with a big club. Saint Jinx
  • Score: 0

7:49am Tue 27 May 14

Saint Jinx says...

Looking through the list my heart sinks. Without wishing to be unkind, I don't see any of them in the same league as Poch. In the same league I would have the likes of perhaps managers who have European experience or, although I hate to say it after all I have said previously (how hypocritical of me) experience with a big club.
Looking through the list my heart sinks. Without wishing to be unkind, I don't see any of them in the same league as Poch. In the same league I would have the likes of perhaps managers who have European experience or, although I hate to say it after all I have said previously (how hypocritical of me) experience with a big club. Saint Jinx
  • Score: 1

8:15am Tue 27 May 14

Saint Jinx says...

Perhaps I'd go for AVB (didn't notice him) or Laudrap.
Perhaps I'd go for AVB (didn't notice him) or Laudrap. Saint Jinx
  • Score: 1

8:19am Tue 27 May 14

elvisimo says...

Yakin shows ambition - the others show the only ambition is to cling on to premier league status.
Yakin shows ambition - the others show the only ambition is to cling on to premier league status. elvisimo
  • Score: 7

8:56am Tue 27 May 14

deepheat says...

What about Paul Clement he is available.
An English football coach currently Assistant Manager at Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid, assisting head coach Carlo Ancelotti. Clement has also previously worked for Ancelotti at Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain.
What about Paul Clement he is available. An English football coach currently Assistant Manager at Spanish La Liga club Real Madrid, assisting head coach Carlo Ancelotti. Clement has also previously worked for Ancelotti at Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain. deepheat
  • Score: 4

9:29am Tue 27 May 14

deepheat says...

Rafa Benitez is a steady 8/1

Andres Villas-Boas is a steady 10/1

Paul Clement was 33/1 - now 10/1

Early Favourites - Malky Mackay, - Roberto Di Matteo 7/1
Rafa Benitez is a steady 8/1 Andres Villas-Boas is a steady 10/1 Paul Clement was 33/1 - now 10/1 Early Favourites - Malky Mackay, - Roberto Di Matteo 7/1 deepheat
  • Score: 2

1:52pm Tue 27 May 14

mike saint says...

I wouldnt wish Steve McClaren on pompey hes that bad.
Murat Yakin sound ok or other managers who have European experience.
We dont want anyone who has been sacked by a premier league club.
I wouldnt wish Steve McClaren on pompey hes that bad. Murat Yakin sound ok or other managers who have European experience. We dont want anyone who has been sacked by a premier league club. mike saint
  • Score: 2

3:52pm Tue 27 May 14

saints4eva12 says...

76Saints wrote:
I'd rather have an Ex Pompey manager than McLaren, IF, MoPo left.
theres always sir alex fergi
[quote][p][bold]76Saints[/bold] wrote: I'd rather have an Ex Pompey manager than McLaren, IF, MoPo left.[/p][/quote]theres always sir alex fergi saints4eva12
  • Score: 1

7:21pm Tue 27 May 14

HAZZAAR says...

Why on Earth is Gus Poyet on the list. No no no.....
Why on Earth is Gus Poyet on the list. No no no..... HAZZAAR
  • Score: 4

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