Graham Arnold odds on to Coach The Socceroos

Posted by Sports News First on 23/11/2017
Filled in: Soccer

Nearly half of the bets on the ‘Next Socceroos Coach’ market with online bookmaker have been on Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold, prompting his price to firm from $3.50 to $1.90.

  • Graham Arnold backed from $3.50 into $1.90 favourite to take over the Socceroos
  • Strong punter support for Guus Hiddink and Tony Popovic as well

Guus Hiddink is the second most popular at $7.50, but Tony Popovic has been the other candidate punters are keen on ($13 into $10).

Wanderers coach Josep Gombau ($10-$15) and Ante Milicic ($13-$17) have gone cold in the market.

One customer is keen on Sir Alex Ferguson taking over from Ange Postecoglou, placing a single dollar on the Manchester United legend at $101, presumably for a bit of a laugh.

“The punter support is as one-sided as you’ll see – they want Graham Arnold in charge of the Socceroos and they’re not interested in anyone else,”’s Christian Jantzen.

Market courtesy of

Next permanent Socceroos Coach

$1.90   Graham Arnold          (in from $3.50)

$7.50   Guus Hiddink              (in from $8.00)

$10      Tony Popovic               (in from $13)

$11      Gianni De Biasi            (in from $15)

$13      Kevin Muscat               (steady)

$15      Josep Gombau            (out from $10)

$17      Carlo Ancelotti            (in from $23)

$17      Ante Milicic                 (out from $13)

$18      Ronald Koeman          (out from $17)

$19      Paul Okon                    (in from $21)

$19      John Aloisi                   (in from $21)

$21      Frank de Boer              (in from $23)

$21      Thomas Tuchel            (in from $23)

$23      Laurent Blanc              (in from $26)

$23      Aurelio Vidmar            (in from $26)

$26      Alan Pardew                (in from $41)

$29      Sam Allardyce             (in from $34)

$31      Dick Advocaat             (steady)

$34      Tony Pulis                    (steady)

$34      Tim Cahill                    (steady)

$34      Slaven Bilic                  (steady)

$34      Luis Enrique                (steady)

$34      Harry Kewell                (steady)

$36      Harry Redknapp          (in from $41)

$51      Holger Osieck              (steady)

$51      Pim Verbeek                (steady)

$76      Gian Piero Ventura     (out from $67)

$101    Terry Venables            (steady)

$101    Sir Alex Ferguson        (steady)