Gary Rowett odds pick of the bunch in next Norwich manager tips
FootyOn give their next Norwich manager tips, having assessed the state of the market, and Gary Rowett odds look best value.
Norwich City’s play-off hopes in the Championship look all but over, as the East Anglia are nine points adrift with 10 games to go.
The Canaries are on a five-match winless run since smashing Nottingham Forest 5-1 in February.
That has cost Alex Neil his job after a little over two years in charge at Carrow Road.
“The board has taken the tough but unanimous decision, believing it is in the best interests of the club for a new manager to be in place through a crucial summer transfer window,” an official Norwich statement read.
Who is in the frame to take over at the Canaries?
First-team coach Alan Irvine gets the temporary nod for the Blackburn Rovers game.
Here, we look at the market and give next Norwich manager tips…
Alan Pardew heads betting
Former Newcastle United and Crystal Palace boss Pardew is odds-on favourite with the bookies.
An extensive managerial CV is impressive, but he is only ever got one team out of the Championship.
That was with West Ham United via the play-offs in 2005.
A couple of runs to the FA Cup final are also to Pardew’s credit.
We are keen to take him on, however.
Gary Rowett odds appeal
Ex-Birmingham City boss Rowett has found himself linked with every vacancy going, and this is no exception.
Look at how the Blues’ fortunes have down-turned since he left.
Rowett really did an outstanding job on a budget at St Andrew’s.
The last manager with Birmingham connections Norwich nabbed in, Chris Hughton, helped to keep them in the Premier League.
Canaries supporters are desperate to see their side back in the big time, and he looks the best bet.
No longevity in Roy Hodgson
Behind those two in the betting is ex-England boss Hodgson.
While he brings vast coaching experience from Europe and beyond to the table, he couldn’t be a long-term options for the Canaries.
Hodgson turns 70 in August.
BetVictor have best odds of 10/1 that he takes the Canaries on, but it looks unlikely.
It would be a conservative choice from Norwich’s board.
Mark Warburton an outside shout
Although sacked by Scottish Premiership heavyweights Rangers, Warburton has two promotions on his CV.
The excellent work he did at Brentford, first getting them into the Championship and then establishing the Bees there, is a huge plus.
Warburton’s part in completing the resurgence of Gers is also understated.
He certainly looks overpriced at 16/1 with Sky Bet in the next Norwich manager betting.
The preference, however, is siding with Gary Rowett odds for the role.