Next Grimsby Town Manager Betting Odds

This article provides information on Grimsby Town's new manager odds, and which bookmakers are offering betting on the next manager at Blundell Park. Details on all of Grimsby's previous managers throughout history and potential Mariners managers in the future.

Next Grimsby Town Manager Betting Odds
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Betting on the Next Grimsby Town Manager

Manager Appointment Date To Days in Charge
Paul Hurst 30 Dec, 2020 5 Jun, 2023 887

The manager currently in charge of Grimsby Town is Paul Hurst. He has been with the Mariners since December 2020 and is currently the 4th longest serving manager in League Division 2. Prior to arriving at Blundell Park for his second managerial spell Hurst had managed Shrewsbury Town, Ipswich Town, and Scunthorpe. Grimsby Town have now had 51 managers since 1902. Keeping a close eye on the bookmakers and also the next manager to be sacked betting blog will also offer clues as to which managers are available. 

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Next Grimsby Town Manager Betting Odds

The best betting sites will have all the Next Grimsby Town manager odds if another change comes at the Lincolnshire club. 

Bookmakers will provide odds for the next Grimsby Town manager if there is speculation about the manager's position or if he has left the post. Bookmakers are renowned for having a range of favourites and getting these widely wrong, so do not blindly back the leading manager in the market. Betting odds can change in an instant so always be aware.

Who Could Be The Next Manager Of Grimsby Town

We may get some clues before a market is created when we look back at previous Grimsby appointments and the odds on offer. The following managers were all quoted when a previous managerial change took place at Grimsby. 

Danny Cowley

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Londoner Danny Cowley built his managerial reputation in charge of Lincoln City. He did wonders with Imps winning the National League in the 2016-2017 season; this secured Football League 2 status. In his second season in League 2, Lincoln was crowned champions after only losing 7 games all season. 

Because of this, he was headhunted by Huddersfield Town, who were looking to return to the EPL after being relegated in 2019. Cowley signed a three year contract in September of that year but only lasted one season. From there it was south to Portsmouth who were playing their football in League 1, he couldn't recreate his Lincoln accomplishments on the south coast and was sacked in January 2023. 

Recent vacancies at Aberdeen, Tranmere Rovers and Oxford United have all featured Danny Cowley in the bookmaker's betting list. 

Simon Grayson

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Simon Grayson has now managed 9 clubs predominantly in the north of England. The Yorkshireman has won 4 promotions with Blackpool, Leeds United, Huddersfield Town, and Preston North End, 3 of those came via the playoffs. His longest spell in charge of any of the 9 was with Preston North End who he managed for 235 games. Over the years his time at clubs have become shorter with him lasting less than a season in his last 4 positions at Sunderland, Bradford, Blackpool (for a second time) and Fleetwood Town. He is currently with Indian Super League club Bengaluru FC who he joined in June 2022. 

Sam Ricketts

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After a near 500 game playing career Sam Ricketts moved into management with National League side Wrexham in May 2018. He did well with the Welsh side who were competing for promotion before he jumped ship to manage Shrewsbury Town in the December of that year. Two very poor seasons with finishing positions of 18th and 15th were followed by The Shrews battling relegation in the 2020-21 season, after a winless run and with the club in 23rd place Ricketts was sacked in November 2020. It remains to be seen if he will return to football management. 

Ian Evatt

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The central defender took his first job in football management as caretaker boss of Chesterfield United at the back end of the 2017 -18 season. In the summer of 2018, he secured his first full-time managerial role at National League side Barrow. 

He impressed at the Cumbrian side and won promotion back to the Football League after a nearly 50-year absence. On the back of this success League 2 side Bolton Wanderers made an approach for Evatt’s services and he joined them in July 2020.  In his first season, he won promotion for Bolton to League 1 after finishing in 3rd spot. His career could not have panned out much better (so far) and he was quoted towards the head of the next Blackpool Manager betting market when Michael Appleton was sacked by the Tangerines in January 2023. 

Robbie Stockdale

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After a four-year spell at Grimsby Town as a player, Robbie Stockdale became the youth team manager. He was promoted to Joint Caretaker manager when Neil Woods was sacked in 2011. Along with Dave Moore, the pair were in charge for four games before a new manager was appointed. He moved to Sunderland in 2012 and took up a youth team role again. Over 3 years, he took caretaker charge of Sunderland when the Black Cats undertook a change of manager. Finally, in 2021 he got a full-time role as boss of Rochdale United, but after a dreadful start to the 2022-23 campaign, he found himself out of work. Most recently, his name was mentioned for the Hartlepool job (Stockdale was born in nearby Redcar) after Graeme Lee was given his marching orders. 

Kevin Nolan 

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After playing over 500 games, half of which was for Bolton Wanderers, he joined Leyton Orient as player-manager. Fourteen games in, he was replaced by Andy Hessenthaler by the owners. He moved on to League 2 club Notts County in 2017 again as a player-manager and was offered a permanent managerial contract in the East Midlands. After a poor start in the 2018-19 season, he was dismissed. Since then, he has assisted David Moyes at West Ham United. 

Pete Wild 

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Slightly unusually, Pete Wild never played in the football league but has taken to club management. Since 2022 he has been at the helm of Barrow in League 2 and was linked to various vacancies that included Bradford City and Grimsby Town when Michael Jolley departed. 

How To Bet On The Next Grimsby Town Manager

Placing a bet on the next Grimsby Town manager is as easy as picking a contender from the list of names that the bookies have published. You will need to find a bookmaker offering odds and this will be easier when no manager is in place and a little harder when the position is filled and not in any jeopardy. 

  1. Find the best football betting site offering odds on the next Grimsby Town manager

  2. Choose one of the potential managers on the list 

  3. Decide how much you want to bet. 

  4. Check the odds and stake to understand how much you may win if your prediction is correct

  5. Understand that if your prediction is wrong you will lose money. 

Next Mariners Manager Betting News Diary Timeline

With various names being thrown around, it's hard to keep track of who might be in contention for the position of New Grimsby Town manager. That's why we've created this section, where you can find all the latest betting news stories and rumors about potential new managers at Grimsby Town Football Club. 

30th December 2020

Paul Hurst is back at Grimsby Town after replacing Ian Holloway who resigned 7 days ago. Holloway quit the club who are currently flirting with the relegation zone. A potential takeover of Grimsby seemed to be not helping the stability of the club both on and off the pitch.

List Of All Grimsby Town Managers

Here we have the information on the current manager and a chronological list of all Grimsby Town Football Club managers. 

Manager Appointment Date To Days in Charge
Paul Hurst 30 Dec, 2020 5 Jun, 2023 887

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Alan Buckley had 3 spells at Grimsby; he was at the helm between 1988 and 1994, then 1997-2000 and finally between  2006-2008. In total, he was the Grimsby manager for 599 games over 11 seasons and won three promotions. 

Current Manager Paul Hurst in returning the club to the Football League from the National League in 2016 and 2022 shows that he has what it takes at this level of football.

Manager Appointment Date To Days in Charge Win Percentage
Paul Hurst 30 Dec, 2020 5 Jun, 2023 887  
Ben Davies 24 Dec, 2020 30 Dec, 2020 6 50.0%
Ian Holloway 31 Dec, 2019 23 Dec, 2020 358 28.9%
Anthony Limbrick 15 Nov, 2019 31 Dec, 2019 46 12.5%
Michael Jolley 2 Mar, 2018 15 Nov, 2019 623 36.7%
Russell Slade 13 Apr, 2017 2 Mar, 2018 323 25.6%
Marcus Bignot 7 Nov, 2016 12 Apr, 2017 156 33.3%
Dave Moore 24 Oct, 2016 7 Nov, 2016 14 0.0%
Rob Scott 23 Mar, 2011 19 Sep, 2013 911 44.7%
Paul Hurst 23 Mar, 2011 24 Oct, 2016 2042 41.5%
David Moore 24 Feb, 2011 23 March, 2011 27 50.0%
Neil Woods 19 Oct, 2009 23 Feb, 2011 492 25.4%
Mike Newell 06 Oct, 2008 19 Oct, 2009 378 24.5%
Stuart Watkiss 16 Sep, 2008 06 Oct, 2008 20 0.0%
Alan Buckley 9 Nov, 2006 15 Sep, 2008 676 34.0%
Stuart Watkiss 6 Nov, 2006 9 Nov, 2006 3 0.0%
Graham Rodger 5 Jun, 2006 6 Nov, 2006 154 20.0%
Russell Slade 28 May, 2004 31 May, 2006 733 39.1%
Nicky Law 4 Mar, 2004 28 May, 2004 85 25.0%
Graham Rodger 09 Feb, 2004 4 Mar, 2004 24 50.0%
Paul Groves 28 Dec, 2001 9 February, 2004 773 23.3%
Lennie Lawrence 29 Aug, 2000 28 Dec, 2001 486 28.2%
John Cockerill 22 Aug, 2000 29 Aug, 2000 7 33.3%
Alan Buckley 21 May, 1997 22 Aug, 2000 1189 38.6%
Kenny Swain 15 Nov, 1996 21 May, 1997 187 26.7%
John Cockerill 1 Nov, 1996 15 Nov, 1996 14 0.0%
Brian Laws 29 Nov, 1994 1 Nov, 1996 703 30.3%
Alan Buckley 6 Jun, 1988 20 Oct, 1994 2327 39.8%
Bobby Roberts 01 Jul, 1987 9 May, 1988 313 27.5%
Mike Lyons 1 Nov, 1985 30 Jun, 1987 606 28.2%
David Booth 11 January, 1982 31 Oct, 1985 1389 36.1%
George Kerr 13 Jul, 1979 11 January, 1982 913 43.8%
Johnny Newman 21 Dec, 1976 11 Jul, 1979 932 43.8%
Tom Casey 28 Feb, 1975 30 Nov, 1976 641 31.3%
Ron Ashman 01 Jul, 1973 03 Feb, 1975 582 35.6%
Lawrie McMenemy 01 May, 1971 01 July, 1973 792 51.4%
Bobby Kennedy 01 Mar, 1969 01 May, 1971 791 30.9%
Bill Harvey 01 Jan, 1968 1 Jan, 1969 366 30.0%
Don McEvoy 01 Jul, 1967 01 Jan, 1968 184 20.0%
Jimmy McGuigan 01 Nov, 1964 01 Jul, 1967 972 35.0%
Tom Johnston 01 Jul, 1962 31 Oct, 1964 853 29.0%
Tim Ward 01 Feb, 1960 30 Jun, 1962 880 48.7%
Allenby Chilton 01 Mar, 1955 01 Apr, 1959 1492 41.9%
Billy Walsh 01 Feb, 1954 01 Mar, 1955 393 30.0%
Bill Shankly 01 Jul, 1951 31 Jan, 1953 580 59.3%
Charlie Spencer 01 Mar, 1937 1 May, 1951 5174 31.3%
Frank Womack 01 May, 1932 01 Oct, 1936 1614 45.7%
Wilf Gillow 01 June, 1924 30 April, 1932 2890 40.2%
George Fraser 01 Mar, 1921 01 March, 1924 1096 38.5%
Haydn Price 01 Jul, 1920 1 November, 1920 123 38.5%
H N Hickson 01 Aug, 1902 31 May, 1920 6513 33.1%

You can find out lots of further information in regards the new manager of Grimsby Town from the Mariners Official city manager olbg

Grimsby Town FC Manager FAQs

  • Who was the first manager of Grimsby Town?

    The very first manager of Grimsby Town manager was also the longest serving. H. N Hickson was in charge from 1902 until 1920 and some 6513 days.

  • Who is the most successful Grimsby Town Manager?

    The most successful Grimsby Town manager in terms of win percentage is Bill Shankly who as most of you know went on to achieve great things at Liverpool. In his time at Grimsby, he won nearly 60% of the 81 games he took charge of. 

    Another man who went on to footballing glory and who managed the club was Lawrie McMenemy (1971-1973), he won 51% of his 109 games before moving on to manage Southampton where he stayed for 12 years and won the FA Cup with the Saints in 1976. 

  • Who is the least successful Grimsby Town Manager?

    A couple of short-term appointments as Grimsby manager only achieved a 20% win record for Graham Rodger (20 games) and Don McEvoy (25 Games). 

    The longer term Paul Groves who was in charge for 103 games between 2001 and 2004, only won 24 matches when he was in the dugout. (23%). Although in his first season, he kept the club in the Championship. After that, it was mainly downhill and he was sacked in February 2004. 

  • Have any managers been in charge of Grimsby Town more than once?

    Paul Hurst has managed Grimsby Town more than once. Hurst's first spell in charge was between 2011 and 2016. 

    Alan Buckley had three goes in the hot seat, and Graham Rodger and Russell Slade were managers on two separate occasions. Caretaker managers Dave Moore and John Cockerill also took charge of Grimsby twice. 


This article was written and fact-checked by NIgel Skinner, OLBG's in-house expert on "next Football manager markets and betting activity, and edited and published by Steve Madgwick—sources of information range from the Official Grimsby Town FC Website and Grimsby Fans Forums.

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