Next Forest Green Rovers Manager

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This article provides information on Forest Green Rovers's new manager odds and which bookmakers are offering betting on the next manager at The New Lawn Stadium—details on all of The Green's previous managers throughout history and potential Forest Green Managers in the future.

Next Forest Green Rovers Manager

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Current Forest Green Rovers Manager

Manager Appointment Date To Days in Charge
Steve Cotterill 25 Jan, 2024 16/02/2024 22
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Steve Cotterill was appointed as the new Forest Green Rovers manager at the end of January 2024. FGR becomes the eleventh club Cotterill has managed, with owner Dale Vince saying he was looking for an experienced manager after the failure of the Troy Deeney Project. Forest Green Rovers are now on their sixth manager since 2022, so it is evident that a period of stability is needed. If yet another change does take place, the best betting sites will have all the next Forest Green Rovers manager odds. 

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Next Forest Green Rovers Manager Odds

There are instances when these odds might not be readily available for certain clubs. This could be because the position has only recently been filled, the club is currently performing exceptionally well, or the club has a strong history of standing by its manager through thick and thin.

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Additionally, in some cases, the Forest Green Rovers manager's position might be vacant, but there are strong indications or even rumours about the potential replacement. Despite these unique circumstances, it is worth noting that if betting odds do become available, we will present them here in this section for your convenience. Regular updates related to the manager's position can also be found in the dedicated sports betting news section expertly managed by Jake Ashton. So, keep an eye out for any developments as we strive to keep you informed on the latest happenings in the football managerial landscape.

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Best Betting Site for Next Forest Green Rovers Manager Betting

There is a huge range of UK Bookmakers to choose from but only very few that offer next-manager betting, if at all - As we have covered every club management change over the seasons, looking for betting odds on who the next club manager will be, we have found the following betting sites to be the most reliable and quickest to get odds up for the next manager at most clubs

Who Could Be The Next Forest Green Rovers Manager

A list of the potential candidates should the job become available today based on previous people appearing in the betting odds when the position was vacant last time, to others who have a profile that would fit the club in terms of the last few managers they have had.

Gary Bowyer

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Having left Dundee in 2023, we presume Bowyer will be looking for new opportunities. He has featured in many next-manager markets, and his track record, which includes Scottish Championship Manager of the Year in 2022/23, signifies he can get results from underperforming teams. If he were appointed at FGR, it would be his sixth permanent managerial position.

Michael Flynn

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The South Wales-born football manager had previously managed both Newport County and Walsall. His last appointment in 2023 came at Swindon Town, but Flynn only managed the Robins for thirty-three games before being sacked in January 2024.  

Lee Bowyer

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The Canning Town-born midfielder moved into management with his former team, Charlton Athletic, in 2018. He spent three years there and secured promotion to the Championship in 2019.  He moved to Birmingham City, but the results could have been better, and with the club seemingly going nowhere and with no definable style, he was sacked in July 2022. In a real left-field move, Bowyer was appointed to manage the Montserrat National team in September 2023.

Mark Bonner

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After three years in his first managerial position at Cambridge United Mark Bonner was sacked in November 2023. He had guided the U's into League One in his first season (2020-21) but found the higher League naturally much tougher. He in 2024 will be expected to feature in a host of next manager markets. 

Michael Duff

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The former Cheltenham, Barnsley and Swansea manager was considered ahead of Cotterill being appointed. The Northern Ireland born boss we suspect will be looking to get back into football management as soon as possible.  

Matt Gray

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Grey had been at Sutton United since 2019 before being dismissed in December 2023. His achievements in guiding Sutton United to the Football League for the first time ever put him on the radar of League 1 and 2 clubs chairman. 

Gareth Ainsworth

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After spending 11 years in charge at Wycombe Wanderers, Ainsworth moved to QPR. That appointment could have gone much better, with a record of only five wins from twenty-eight games before he was let go by the West London club. 

Ainsworth was available at 14/1 with the bookmakers after FGR manager Troy Deeney was sacked in January 2024.

Luke Gerrard

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Garrard has been in charge at Boreham Wood since 2015 and is another manager who could be looking for a club in the Football League. The 2021-22 FA Cup run when Boreham Wood beat AFC Wimbledon and Bournemouth will have done his future managerial chances no harm. 

Jody Morris

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In his first permanent managerial position, Jody Morris was sacked by "nearish" neighbours Swindon Town in May 2023. The Robins let Morris go after only winning four of his eighteen games in charge. We suspect he will be looking for another lower-league team to show he has what it takes to manage at this level. 

Wade Elliott

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The former FGR academy manager took over at Cheltenham Town in 2022 but was sacked fourteen months later. His connection to Rovers is likely to mean he will feature in the betting should a vacancy arise.


How To Place A Next Forest Green Rovers Manager Bet

Placing a bet on who will be the next Forest Green Rovers manager is as easy as picking a contender from the list of possibilities at the top of this page, finding the bookmaker offering odds, choosing how much you want to bet, and placing it.

You will have to find a betting site offering odds. Finding odds on the next FGR manager will be easier when no manager is in place and a little harder when the position is filled and not particularly in jeopardy.

  1. Find the best football betting site offering odds on the next manager of Forest Green Rovers. 
  2. Choose one of the possible contenders
  3. Decide how much you want to bet
  4. Check the odds and your stake to understand how much you may win if your prediction is correct
  5. Understand that if your prediction is wrong, you will lose your money.
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Next FGR Manager Betting Diary

The betting odds for The Next Forest Green Rovers Manager will often see some fluctuation and speculation on who will take over the FGR hot seat when Steve Cotterill departs the position he has held since  January 2024. .   

Here is a round-up of the Next Forest Green Betting Timeline from our OLBG News feed

4th July 2023

Manager Duncan Ferguson leaves New Lawn after he and the club came to a mutual agreement that it was time to move on. His six months in charge did not yield the results required with relegation to the Second Division the inevitable outcome. 

January 26th 2023

New manager Duncan Ferguson is unveiled at Forest Green Rovers.

January 25th 2023

In January 2023 they played 5 games, losing 4 and drawing 1, something needed to be done and it was. Manager Ian Burchnall is sacked with the club bottom of League 1. 

27th May 2022

The former Notts County manager Ian Burchnall was appointed to FGR. 

List of Forest Green Rovers Managers

Here is a complete list of all Forest Green Rovers managers on record with information on length of service and win ratio. Who will be the next Forest Green Rovers manager on the list?

Manager Appointment Date To Days in Charge Win Rate
Steve Cotterill 25 Jan, 2024 16/02/2024 22
Troy Deeney 20 Dec, 2023 16/02/2024 58 0.00%
David Horseman 18 Jul, 2023 20/12/2023 155 24.10%
Duncan Ferguson 26 Jan, 2023 04/07/2023 159 5.56%
Ian Burchnall 27 May, 2022 25/01/2023 243 29.72%
Rob Edwards 27 May, 2021 11 May, 2022 349 45.28%
Mark Cooper 17 May, 2016 27 May, 2021 1836 39.60%
Scott Bartlett 29 Apr, 2016 17 May, 2016 18 50.00%
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FAQ

Forest Green Rovers Next Manager Betting FAQs

  • Which Manager Secured Football League Status for FGR?

    In 2017, FGR won promotion from the National League into Division Two after beating Tranmere Rovers 3-1 in the Playoff final. The manager at the time was Mark Cooper.

  • Which Manager Secured Division One Status for FGR?

    Rob Edwards (now at Luton Town in the EPL) was the manager of FGR between June 2021 and May 2022. His side won the EFL League Two Championship in 2022.

  • Who Is The Longest-Serving Forest Green Rovers Manager

    Between May 2016 and May 2021, Mark Cooper managed Forest Green Rovers. He was in charge for a total of 1836 days.

  • Who Is The Shortest-Serving Forest Green Rovers Manager

    In 2023, Duncan Ferguson was in charge for 159 days, and later that year, David Horseman lasted just 155 days. 


  • Which Forest Green Rovers Manager Has The Best Win Percentage

    Adrian Pennock managed Forest Green Rovers between November 2013 and April 2016; his record of winning 65 of 135 games (45.71%) is currently the best win percentage of any FGR manager.

  • Which Forest Green Rovers Manager Has The Worst Win Percentage

    It may take some time for any manager to equal the dismal record as manager of Forest Green Rovers as Duncan Ferguson, whose record was PL18, W1, D3, L14. (5.56%).

Editorial Information

This article was written and fact-checked by Nigel Skinner, our expert in following the Next manager markets in the Premier League and throughout the EFL for 15 years. The article was edited and published by Steve Madgwick. Information was gained from various sources, including Forest Green Rovers Club Site and the Supporters site

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