The odds with online bookmaker sportsbet suggest that Roberto Mancini will be the man leading the Socceroos to Russia.
The former Manchester City manager is the new $1.83 favourite after speculation he is in talks over the top job.
Bert Van Marwijk is next in the market, but he has eased from $1.45 out to $3.10.
Graham Arnold was the best backed to take the reins, but has since ruled himself out of contention.
“Mancini is currently coaching the Russian club Zenit Saint Petersburg, so his local knowledge could be just the thing the Socceroos need heading into the World Cup,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Ella Zampatti.
Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
Next Permanent Socceroos Manager
$1.83 Roberto Mancini (in from $2.00)
$3.10 Bert Van Marwijk (out from $1.45)
$8.50 Jurgen Klinsmann
$13 Luiz Felipe Scolari
$13 Slaven Bilic
$21 Marcelo Bielsa
$23 Louis Van Gaal
$23 Slavoljub Muslin
$23 Sven-Goran Eriksson
$26 Tony Pulis