Odds shown as:

Ben Garner new favourite to become the next Swindon Town manager

Ben Garner: Next Swinton Town Manager?
Ben Garner: Next Swinton Town Manager?

It’s now just over two weeks until Swindon Town’s season opener away to Scunthorpe on 7th August.

*Since this article was published Swindon have appointed Ben Garner as their new head coach*

The Robins only have nine first-term players contracted while they are still without a manager, assistant, chief executive, and director of football. 

After a period of chaotic uncertainty, Swindon supporters were at long last greeted with some positive news on Tuesday as prospective new buyer Clem Morfuni moved to within touching distance of completing his takeover of the League Two club after he passed the owners’ and directors’ test. 

Once Morfuni is officially announced as Swindon’s new owner, fans can expect some rapid developments over the course of the next fortnight as they prepare for life in the fourth-tier following the club’s relegation last season.

Next Swindon Town Manager Odds

Swindon had four different faces in the dugout last season, and another one since then.

They started the campaign with 2019/20 title winning boss Richie Wellens at the helm, only to lose him to League Two Salford City.

Noel Hunt briefly took over as caretaker, before the bizarre - and disastrous - appointment of John Sheridan, who vacated the post in April.

Caretaker Tommy Wright subsequently oversaw the final four games of a miserable campaign.

Former Colchester manager John McGreal was appointed on a two-year deal in May but left a month later without taking charge of a single match, meaning Swindon have been managerless since 25th June.

The next Swindon Town manager odds were recently taken down, but the Morfuni news has seen Bet Victor reopen the market, and there’s a brand new favourite for the job.

The bookmaker has installed Ben Garner, 41, as the odds-on frontrunner to to take over, ahead of former Swindon boss Mark Cooper (4/1) - who only recently became Barrow boss - Newport County’s managerial marvel Michael Flynn (12/1), and the ex-Exeter gaffer Paul Tisdale (16/1).

Garner’s one and only spell in management came at Bristol Rovers; a post he held between December 2019 and November 2020.

Rovers finished the curtailed 2019/20 season 14th in League One, then Garner was sacked 11 games into last season when the club were 18th in the table. In total he won six of his 33 games in charge (18.18% win rate).

While it’s fair to say that Garner didn’t exactly set the managerial alight during his stint in charge of The Gas, he had previously built up a reputation as a high-quality coach who develops young players; following spells at Crystal Palace (and their Academy where he worked with Wilfried Zaha, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, and Nathaniel Clyne), West Brom, and Indian Super League side ATK.

He’s coached under the likes of Ian Holloway, Neil Warnock, Tony Pulis, Alan Pardew, and Steve Coppell, and was mentored by Jose Mourinho when studying for his UEFA Pro Licence.

An appointment would be considered a risk, but we’ve seen many young, talented but relatively inexperienced managers thrive in League Two in recent years, including Swindon’s own Richie Wellens, Michael Duff, Mark Bonner, and Ryan Lowe who have all delivered promotions.

At the time of writing there are plenty of big-priced outsiders in the betting, ranging from West Ham assistant Kevin Nolan and former Shrewsbury boss Sam Ricketts, to Charlton coach Jason Euell and Derby assistant Liam Rosenior (all 33/1).

The vastly experienced Ian Holloway is also available at 33/1, as are Neil Harris and Alex Neil.

Scroll down for the full list of odds...

Advert Disclaimer
Bettingodds.com is a free online resource which endeavour to provide helpful and useful content and odds comparison to its visitors. Please be advised that Bettingodds.com accepts affiliate commission from the companies appearing on the site, and agreed commission levels impact the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented on the website. Any ratings that appear on this site is determined by our subjective opinion of the brand but also based on market share and reputation, each brand's conversion rates, commission paid to us and general consumer interest. Company listings on this page don't imply our endorsement. We do not feature all providers on the market. Except as expressly set forth in our terms and conditions, all statements and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information, including odds, which appear on this site is subject to change at any time.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets (APP Only)
#AD New UK, IE & Malta users only. Min. £10/€10 first deposit only using Debit Card or Trustly. Free bets expire in 90 days. T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets
#AD 18+. Play Safe. New customers using Promo code H30 only, Min £10/€10 stake,  min odds 1/2, free bets paid as 2 x £15/€15, free bets credited after  settlement of first qualifying bet, free bets will expire 30 days after  the qualifying bet is placed, payment method/player/country restrictions apply.
Bet £10 Get £20 In Free Bets
#AD Min stake £10. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). First bet only. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out bets won’t apply. Payment method restrictions. Online UK customers only. 30 days to qualify for £20 in Free Bets. 18+. T&Cs apply
Bet £10 Get £60 in Bonuses
#AD New UK customers only. Register using the promo code BETFRED60, deposit and place first bet of £10+ on Sports (cumulative Evens+) within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £20 in Free Bets to be used on Sports, £10 in Free Bets to be used on Lotto and 50 Free Spins (20p per spin) credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. Further £20 in Free Bets credited 5 days after settlement. Bonuses have a 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS verification and/or Proof of I.D and address may be required. Full T&Cs apply.
100% Up To £50 Welcome Bonus + 25 Spins
#AD 18+ begambleaware.org; New bettors get 100% of deposit up to £50; Once per household; Min deposit £15 (no Skrill/Neteller); Wager a total of 8 times deposit + bonus, with max qualifying bet stake equal to your initial bonus amount; Bonus expires after 60 days; Min odds of 4/5 on singles, or 2/5 per leg for acca; Some bet types excluded; Free spins validity: 7 days; Free spins max. winnings = £100; See full terms; Terms apply.
Bet £10 & Get £30 In Free Bets + £10 Bonus
#AD Promo code: 30FB • Min deposit £10 • A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 • Min odds 1/2 (1.50) • Free Bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days • Free Bet stakes not included in returns • Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days and expires after 14 days • To withdraw any winnings from the Casino Bonus, wager the Bonus amount 40 times within 14 days • Withdrawal restrictions, payment methods, country & Full T&Cs apply.
Welcome Offer
#AD Bet £10 & Get £50 in Free Bets for new customers at bet365. Min deposit requirement. Free Bets are paid as Bet Credits and are available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets + 100 Free Spins
#AD 18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £10 at odds 2.00+ within 7 days, no cashout. Get 3x £10 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. Plus 100 Free Spins on Big Bass Bonanza, no wagering. Free Bets and Spins expire in 7 days. Card payments only. T&Cs apply. Please gamble responsibly.
Bet £20 & Get It Back As CASH If It Loses
#AD New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Football market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £30 In Free Bets
#AD Place a min £10 bet on the Sportsbook on odds of min 1/2 (1.5), get £30 in Free Bets. Rewards valid for 30 days. SMS verification required. Only deposits via cards will qualify. T&Cs apply. Please Gamble Responsibly
Get £35 In Free Bets
#AD Place a qualifying £25 fixed odds bet at odds of 1/2 or greater. Qualifying bet cannot be placed in-play or cashed out early. A first free £5 fixed odds bet will be credited upon settlement of the qualifying bet. 4 x following £5 free fixed odds bets will be added to your account on consecutive days. T&C's apply, 18+ begambleaware.org