Ryan Giggs odds head betting and next Wales manager tips
FootieLive give their next Wales manager tips after current coach Chris Coleman is non-committal on his future and Ryan Giggs odds head the betting on his successor.
Euro 2016 semi-finalists Wales have missed out on a World Cup play-off place after losing their final Group D qualifier at home to the Republic of Ireland.
Dragons boss Coleman is out of contract following the tournament finals with Russia and has not discussed his future with the FAW.
Many pundits believe he will leave the national team and perhaps return to club management.
“I’m genuinely not thinking about it,” Coleman said of his position in the immediate aftermath of the Ireland defeat. “There’s a dressing room full of devastated players and staff.
“There’s a chance I [stay] and a chance I won’t. I can’t give an answer right now.”
So, bearing this mind, here are our next Wales manager tips and all prices quoted from BetVictor…
Giggs odds taken to get the gig
Dragons and Manchester United legend Giggs has been linked with plenty of jobs since hanging up his boots.
The FAW have given the gig to great players before, most notably John Toshack and Mark Hughes.
While the latter is a 6/1 shot to return to the Dragons dugout, Giggs odds head the betting.
Emerging Welsh talents would certainly look up to former captain Giggs, who is 9/2 to succeed Coleman.
Kenny Jackett a contender
A less glamorous option is Portsmouth boss Jackett.
This one-club man spent his entire playing career with Watford and earned 31 caps for Wales in the 1908s.
Taken under Graham Taylor’s wing at Vicarage Road, Jackett coached the Hornets and QPR before striking out on his own at Swansea City (2004-07).
He often doesn’t get the credit deserved for starting off their journey from bottom tier to top-flight in English football.
Jackett has also got Millwall (2007-13) and Wolves (2013-16) out of League One before an ill-fated stint at Rotherham United.
Currently with Portsmouth in that division, Jackett is a 5/1 chance to swap Fratton Park for the Dragons dugout.
Is Tony Pulis worth a punt?
West Bromwich Albion boss Pulis virtually guarantees keeping a team up in the Premier League.
Baggies fans may get bored of his perceived long-ball style, though.
At the time of writing, West Brom came into the October international break on a six-match winless run in all competitions.
Solid, reliable and organised management has worked well for Wales with Coleman, so why not go down that route again?
Pulis is 6/1 to be next Dragons boss, but his Baggies contract runs until the summer of 2019.
Outside shouts include big international names
Besides domestic alternatives like Dean Saunders (12/1) and Craig Bellamy (14/1) who have limited coaching experience, the next Wales manager betting has a number of big name foreign options.
Free agents like Harry Redknapp (16/1), who previously took charge of Jordan for two games before his stint with Birmingham City, and Bert van Marwijk (33/1) would be coups for the FAW.
Current Norway coach Lars Lagerback (20/1) got superb results with Iceland, but is under contract for the next qualifying campaign.
Whoever takes over from Coleman, they have a tough act to follow.