John Barker short odds to be next Gold Coast Suns coach

Posted by Sports News First on 8/8/2017
Filled in: AFL

Online bookmaker has opened a market on the man to replace Rodney Eade as the next permanent coach of the Gold Coast Suns.

  • John Barker the $2.00 favourite to be the new Gold Coast Suns coach
  • Brett Ratten next in betting at $7.00

Carlton assistant coach John Barker is the overwhelming favourite at $2.00.

Current Hawthorn assistant Brett Ratten has senior coaching experience from his time at Carlton, but is a distant second favourite at $7.00.

Dean Solomon ($9.00) and Scott Burns ($11) head the others in betting. Pies coach Nathan Buckley is the wild card candidate at $41.

“By the looks of our market, John Barker can start packing the beach towel and sunscreen because the Blues’ assistant is the clear favourite,” said’s Christian Jantzen.

Market courtesy of

Next Permanent Gold Coast Suns Coach

$2.00   John Barker

$7.00   Brett Ratten

$9.00   Dean Solomon

$11      Scott Burns

$14      Brendon Lade

$14      Matthew Knights

$17      Blake Caracella

$17      Adam Kingsley

$17      Stewart Dew

$17      Simon Lloyd

$21      Brett Montgomery

$21      Matthew Egan

$21      Michael Voss

$26      Matthew Nicks

$26      Justin Longmuir

$26      Jade Rawlings

$26      David Teague

$26      Ash Hansen

$34      Matthew Primus

$34      Brenton Sanderson

$34      Steven King

$34      Brendan McCartney

$34      Henry Playfair

$41      Nathan Buckley

$41      Peter Sumich

$41      Brad Scott

$41      Guy McKenna

$41      James Hird


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