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Odds to Replace Hansi Flick at Bayern Munich: Nagelsmann and Klopp Top Favorites

Josh Ricker

by Josh Ricker in Soccer

Apr 20, 2021 · 6:58 AM PDT

Leipzig's head coach Julian Nagelsmann shouts during the German Bundesliga soccer match between RB Leipzig and Eintracht Frankfurt in Leipzig, Germany, Sunday, March 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
  • With Hansi Flick leaving Bayern Munich, the Bavarians are now looking for a new gaffer to lead the German and European champions
  • Many names are on the Bayern Munich shortlist but few with pair with the stature, tactics and position of the club in not just German football but all of Europe
  • Currently, RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann is favored to take the job with odds of -150

As a European Super League is stirring up drama all around the football landscape, Bayern Munich have a bit of drama of their own. After a falling out with Bayern Munich’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic over the club’s transfer policy and squad management, Hansi Flick is terminating his contract. At any club of this size, there is organizational management and politics at play that make it extremely difficult for anybody to succeed in the long term.

Nonetheless, Hansi Flick won everything there was to win at Bayern Munich, including their sixth Champions League trophy. Flick is now off to bigger and better things as he is already in talks with Germany to become their next national team manager. With Flick leaving Bayern Munich in the dust, the German giants now begin their search for the next caretaker of the club. Julian Nagelsmann is the favorite to land the job, but pulling him away from the Leipzig setup will be no easy task.

Furthermore, for some incoherent reason, Jurgen Klopp is also atop the odds charts as a favorite. A more likely result would be Jose Mourinho who coincidentally lost his job at Tottenham on Monday as well. Other dark horses in the race to become Bayern Munich’s next manager include former Juventus gaffers Massimiliano Allegri and Maurizio Sarri.

Bayern Munich Next Manager Odds

Player Odda at William Hill
Julian Nagelsmann -150
Jurgen Klopp +188
Joachim Low +800
Massimiliano Allegri +800
Maurizio Sarri +1400
Erik ten Hag +1600
Jesse Marsch +1600
Ralph Hasenhuttl +1800
Danny Rohl +2000
Didier Deschamps +2000
Diego Simeone +2000
Hermann Gerland +2000
Jose Mourinho +2000
Julen Lopetegui +2000
Marcelo Bielsa +2000
Mark van Bommel +2000
Miroslav Klose +2000
Oliver Glasner +2000
Roberto Martinez +2000
Xabi Alonso +2000
Zinedine Zidane +2000
Bastian Schweinsteiger +2500
Jurgen Klinsmann +3300
Steven Gerrard +3300
Willy Sagnol +3300
Frank Lampard +4000

Odds as of Apr 19

Jurgen Klopp Is the First “No Chance” on List

Firstly, while many names sound good to be the next Bayern Munich manager, we can use process of elimination to get rid of one of the top favorites. Jurgen Klopp has absolutely no chance to be the next manager in Munich for a multitude of reasons. To start, he is adamant about not leaving Liverpool until his contract is done. Additionally, he has stated several times he is taking a year sabbatical after he is done with Liverpool. Finally, did I not mention the fact he coached one of their biggest rivals for seven years and cannot stand the politics of a club like Bayern Munich?

Meanwhile, a better guess to be the next Bayern manager would be Julian Nagelsmann. He is already stated to be Bayern’s first choice and is already familiar with the German football setup. Nagelsmann has proved himself over the past few years and surely could lead a Bayern Munich team with so many resources at their disposal.

Allegri Is a Great Dark Horse for this Job

Next, Massimiliano Allegri is probably the next best choice for Bayern if they cannot land Nagelsmann. Allegri has been out of Juventus for almost two years and surely will be keen on taking another big managerial job soon.

His winning percentage in Italy was 70.48%, while also managing to win four separate Serie A Manager of the Year awards. The Italian has not taken a job since, and Bayern Munich would be lucky to have him.

Best Bet for Bayern Munich’s Next Manager

The best bet to be the next manager of Bayern Munich is Allegri with odds of +800. This bet has tremendous value and comes down to Nagelsmann not taking a glamour job over his current role at Leipzig or even a new one at a club like Tottenham. Allegri’s persona and managerial style would fit in Munich and he obviously knows how to manage big-name players.

Pick: Massimiliano Allegri (+800)

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