Next Walsall Manager: The Early Favourites as Michael Flynn Departs Next Walsall Manager: The Early Favourites as Michael Flynn Departs

Next Walsall Manager: The Early Favourites as Michael Flynn Departs

With the club looking for another new manager, we take a look at who the oddsmakers are backing.
Bescot Banter - Walsall FC NewsFollowing the news that Walsall had parted ways with Head Coach Michael Flynn, we've taken a look at the current runners and riders to take his place in the dugout at Poundland Bescot Stadium.

Flynn, who is joined in his departure by Assistant Head Coach Wayne Hatswell, had managed to secure just two wins in twenty-one league games since 2022 became 2023 and had found himself under increasing pressure over recent weeks.

With thanks to bookmakers BetVictor, we now know that caretaker boss Mat Sadler is currently joint favourite to take charge with the well-travelled former defender named alongside former Portsmouth boss Danny Cowley and ex-Crewe Alexandra manager David Artell at odds of 6/1.

Former Walsall boss Darrell Clarke is the somewhat surprising next favourite with the now former Port Vale boss, who was himself sacked earlier this week, commanding odds of 8/1 to return to the Black Country.

With oddsmakers yet to truly pinpoint who is likely to be linked with the job, odds and names are somewhat hit and miss with the likes of Karl Robinson (10/1), Graham Alexander (12/1), Nigel Adkins (12/1), and Leam Richardson (12/1) among the possible new gaffers.

Former Birmingham City boss Lee Bowyer and recently axed Southampton manager Nathan Jones are priced at 14/1 with current Kidderminster Harriers boss Russ Penn, who is assisted by James O'Connor, slightly down at 16/1.

Dave Challinor, Steve Morison, Brian Barry Murphy, Clint Hill, and Michael Appleton are also at 16/1 with the Trivela-backed Saddlers likely to be casting their net far and wide as they look to begin 2023/24 on a solid footing.

Some of the most unlikely managers to take the helm include John O'Shea, Robbie Fowler, and Scott Parker (25/1), with current Chelsea Women's boss Emma Hayes currently available at odds of 33/1.

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