Next Chelsea Manager Odds: Who Could Take Over From Mauricio Pochettino?

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After finishing 12th last season, Chelsea vowed everything would be done to avoid another disappointing campaign. 

As we approach the final weeks of the season, the Blues occupy 10th position and it looked to be a whole lot worse until a dramatic stoppage time victory against Manchester United.

A top-four finish is beyond Chelsea, given they are 16 points behind Aston Villa in fourth place and 14 points adrift of fifth-placed Tottenham. 

A run to the semi-finals in the FA Cup has possibly kept the Argentine in his job this long, but defeat to Manchester City on April 20 could see a change of manager.

Patience is not a word associated with Todd Boehly, who expected more on the pitch, after spending over £1 billion on new players since buying the club in May 2022. 

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Betting sites have constantly updated their next Chelsea manager market after each game this season and will continue to do so until the season ends. spoke exclusively to Premier League veteran Phil Babb, who gave his verdict on Pochettino's future as Chelsea boss.

"I think high profile managers at a club like Chelsea are under pressure basically from day one. It's a massively expensive squad that they’ve assembled, they haven’t fired well enough consistently enough, so yeah, he’s under fire."

Next Chelsea Manager Odds

Roberto De ZerbiEvens50%
Hansi Flick7/541.7%
Thomas Tuchel2/133.3%
Jose Mourinho9/218.2%
Gareth Southgate5/116.7%
Ruben Amorim6/114.3%
Michel Sanchez8/111.1%
Xavi Hernandez10/19.1%
Rob Edwards12/17.7%
Zinedine Zidane16/15.9%

Will De Zerbi Make Stamford Switch?

Recently, a lot of roads from Brighton's Amex Stadium have led to Stamford Bridge in west London with several players making the switch, including midfielder Moises Caicedo. 

Former Seagulls manager Graham Potter also took that road only to find the job was much tougher than he thought and he was fired less than seven months in the job. 

Roberto de Zerbi replaced Potter on the south coast, and after leading the Seagulls into Europe for the first time ever, the Italian is a much-wanted man, with a choice of opportunities to choose from in the summer.

De Zerbi is a confident man, and he might feel he is the right man to turn the Blues around and he can be backed at Evens.

Can Flick Turn Fortunes Around At Chelsea?

Hansi Flick was the favourite to succeed Pochettino, but he is now the second favourite at 7/5.

The 58-year-old has been a free agent since September 2023, after becoming the first manager in Germany's history to be sacked as the national team's coach.

He failed as Germany boss, but he won trophies at club level and is available without Chelsea needing to pay compensation.

It is also rumoured that Flick has expressed an interest in becoming the next Barcelona manager, so he will be a man in demand this summer.

Tuchel To Return To The Bridge?

Thomas Tuchel only lasted seven games of the 2022/23 season before he was sacked, ending a 20-month spell in charge of the Blues. 

During his time at Stamford Bridge, Tuchel guided the team to a 1-0 Champions League final win over Manchester City in Porto in May 2021. 

Tuchel has a chance of winning a second Champions League in four seasons before stepping down as Bayern Munich manager at the end of the season.

West London could be Tuchel's next home and at 2/1, football betting sites are not ruling it out completely. 

Mourinho Continues To Be Linked With Return

It has been more than eight years since Jose Mourinho's departure from his second stint as Chelsea manager, yet he stands as the 9/2 fourth favourite on betting apps to return for a third spell at Stamford Bridge.

Mourinho, who was recently relieved of his duties as Roma boss, ended I Giallorossi's 14-year trophy drought in his inaugural season, securing the Europa Conference League trophy by defeating Feyenoord in the final.

Despite managing rivals Manchester United and Tottenham, Mourinho's legacy and trophy-winning qualities continue to make him a compelling candidate for a return to Stamford Bridge.

Southgate Might Need A Job After Euros

Whether he wins Euro 2024, or crashes out in the group stage, there is a distinct possibility that Gareth Southgate might be ready to return to club management. 

If this summer's Euros in Germany are to be Southgate's final games in charge, he may want a break from the game before taking on his next role. 

A chance to manage Chelsea might be too big to resist, which is why the 53-year-old is 5/1 to be Chelsea's next manager. 

He will know a number of the players, who he has called up into the national team over his eight years in charge of the Three Lions. 

Sanchez To Be Rewarded For Girona Success

Michel Sanchez's name is resonating throughout the footballing world, thanks to the remarkable job he is doing with Spanish side Girona.

The La Liga minnows are nine points clear of Athletic Bilbao in fifth place, so a top-four finish and qualification for next season's Champions League looks assured. 

The 48-year-old manager has attracted attention from several English clubs this season, one of which sees him surface as one of the candidates for the Stamford Bridge hot seat.

Sanchez (8/1) could prove to be a savvy appointment for Chelsea in years to come, so don't rule him out of being Pochettino's replacement.

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Xavi Is Being Closely Monitored

After revealing he will leave Barcelona at the end of the season, Xavi Hernandez has emerged as a candidate to succeed Pochettino.

It's almost certain that Xavi will fulfil his managerial commitments with the Spanish giants, but there is nothing preventing the ex-midfielder joining the Blues after the 2023/24 campaign.

It looks as though Pochettino will be given until the end of the current season at least, but options may prove few and far between across June and July, which is where Xavi could be called upon.

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The Barcelona job was just his second managerial role, after previously being in charge at Al Sadd, and his affinity to the Blaugrana could be what is stifling his progression as a coach.

For this reason, the 10/1 shot could make the move over to the Premier League and start afresh with the London club.

Amorim And Zidane Not Out The Running

Ruben Amorim is one of the most sought-after managerial prospects outside of England, with the 39-year-old generating considerable interest as the potential next Manchester United manager

In charge of Sporting Lisbon, Amorim's men are top of Liga Portugal, but odds of 6/1 suggest that it may not be the right time for him to venture into his first managerial role outside his native Portugal.

Despite being out of work for over two years, the legendary Zinedine Zidane has drifted to 16/1 with new betting sites to assume the managerial position at Chelsea. 

Named the 2017 Best FIFA Men’s Coach, Zidane may command a substantial salary, but it falls within the financial capabilities of Chelsea, opening the door for a potentially exciting new chapter under the leadership of the esteemed Frenchman.

Edwards Remains An Outsider

Luton Town manager Rob Edwards remains on the list of candidates to be Chelsea's next manager, but he is a 12/1 long shot.

The 41-year-old is used to working with small budgets and Chelsea may choose not to spend much due to Financial Fair Play.

But, after going down a similar path when they employed Graham Potter, it looks like a route they will not take.

* Reminder: These are hypothetical odds provided by industry experts.

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