After only one win in nine league games, Aston Villa have sacked Steve Bruce and quickly appointed Dean Smith as their new manager. Smith was in charge at Brentford, and now he’s left the Bees with no head coach. The Championship club now has the find someone else to lead their way to one of the top 6 positions of the league.
Thomas Frank: more than just a temporary solution?
Online sportsbook sites in the UK argue that former assistant manager Thomas Frank is the clear favourite to get the job. He’s now officially a temporary solution, but BetVictor Sportsbook believes he has a great chance to sit on the bench for at least 10 more games. The odds on him to become the permanent manager at Brentford are 2/5.
Time to sign Di Matteo?
Former Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo is the second favourite for the job at Betvictor Sportsbook, though the odds are still quite high on the Italian (8/1). He’s been unemployed since 2016, when he was sacked from Aston Villa just after 12 matches. With spending 2 years without a team to work with, this could be the right time for the former player to get back in management to prove his qualities at a club with fewer expectations.
Other candidates to consider when you bet on the next Brentford manager
The long list of the potential candidates also includes David Moyes, however, the odds at BetVictor Sportsbook are quite high for the former Manchester United manager to work with the Championship club (16/1). As our fingers are crossed for Moyesy to get the chance and sort himself out, we must admit that it’s safer to consider Mark Cooper (10/1) and Nathan Jones (14/1) instead when you bet on the next Brentford manager.