Alan Pardew currently tops the market for next AFC Wimbledon manager, but Emma Hayes is now second-favourite to take the hot seat, and make history.
- Alan Pardew is as short as 3/2 to take over at Plough Lane.
- Chelsea Women's manager Emma Hayes is 10/3 for the job in some places.
- Former-Huddersfield and Lincoln boss Danny Cowley can be backed at 5/1.
Emma Hayes: Chelsea Women boss as short as 10/3 to become AFC Wimbledon manager
AFC Wimbledon are as short as 10/3 to create history by appointing the first ever female manager in the Football League, in the shape of Chelsea Women boss Emma Hayes. The three-time Women’s Super League winner is as long as 5/1 in places, and is currently second-favourite in the overall market.
Boasting an impressive win ratio of 57% at Chelsea, Hayes will no doubt relish the opportunity to manage in League One, and it’s clear she’s very much a major player in this race.
The recent departure of Glyn Hodges has left an attractive-looking vacancy at Plough Lane, though with the Dons currently in the relegation zone, the job is a sizeable one.
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Alan Pardew remains the bookies' favourite
Priced at 3/2 (although odds of 3/1 are also available), current CSKA Sofia technical director Alan Pardew is the favourite to become the next manager of AFC Wimbledon.
Following a short-lived spell at Dutch Club Den Haag, Pardew took up his seat in the Bulgarian capital, although the allure of a managerial role in south-west London could prize him from the Land of the Roses.
Pardew hasn’t managed on these shores since 2018, where he lost his job at West Bromwich Albion, although he might find life in England’s third-tier a little more comfortable.
AFC Wimbledon next manager outsiders
Elsewhere in the market, former-Huddersfield and Lincoln boss Danny Cowley is 5/1 to take over at Plough Lane, which would likely prove a very successful appointment. Danny, along with his brother Nicky, are more than proven at this level, and would give the Dons a fighting chance of survival.
Finally, coming in at 8/1, ex-Blackburn midfielder Steven Reid is fourth-favourite for the role. Reid is currently part of the Scotland national team setup, where he worked closely with Steve Clarke during their successful Euro 2020 qualifying campaign
Next AFC Wimbledon Manager Odds:
- Alan Pardew - 3/1
- Emma Hayes - 5/1
- Danny Cowley - 5/1
- Steven Reid - 8/1
- Mark Robinson - 10/1
- Luke Gerrard - 12/1