Next Bournemouth Manager Odds: Dyche & Wilder lead the race to replace Parker

Next Bournemouth Manager Odds: Dyche & Wilder lead the race to replace Parker

Sean Dyche is the early frontrunner to replace Scott Parker in the next Bournemouth manager odds market.

The 51-year-old former Burnley boss (best price 2/1) has been out of a job since being sacked by the Clarets last season, but could he be tempted by the project at the Vitality Stadium? Or will he wait for a more stable top flight opportunity? 

Dyche kept Burnley in the Premier League for five seasons, managing 425 games in all across nine and a half years and winning 149.

As he was in the earliest stages of Stoke City's pursuit of a new manager last week, Middlesbrough boss Chris Wilder is second favourite behind Dyche (10/1) to leave Teesside and take on a new challenge on the south coast.

Wilder led Boro to a 2-1 win over Swansea at the weekend, which saw his side climb to 18th in the Championship table. Despite a slow start, Boro are 10/11 in places for a top six finish (6/5 best price). Bournemouth, meanwhile, are considered highly likely to drop back out of the Premier League in May (best price 7/17 in the relegation market).

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Current first team coach Gary O'Neil is the bookmakers' third favourite to replace Scott Parker at 12/1 (10/1 in places). The 39-year-old joined the Cherries in February 2021 from Liverpool, where he had been working as assistant manager with the club's under-23 squad.

During his playing career, O'Neil was promoted from the Championship on four separate occasions, a record he added to last May as a coach with Bournemouth.

Among the more eye-catching options at slightly longer prices are Manchester United legend Michael Carrick and Arsenal’s record goalscorer Thierry Henry (both 12/1). 

After Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked by Manchester United in November 2021, Carrick stepped into the hotseat as caretaker manager for three matches – winning two and drawing the other. 

Henry was odds on at one stage to replace Jason Tindall in February 2021 before Jonathan Woodgate was given the job on an interim basis. Woodgate was succeeded by Parker after losing to Brentford in the semi-finals of the playoffs.

Next Bournemouth Manager Odds:

Manager Best Odds Worst Odds
Sean Dyche 2/1 2/1
Chris Wilder 6/1 10/1
Gary O'Neil 10/1 12/1
Michael Carrick 12/1 12/1
Thierry Henry 12/1 12/1
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