Next Chelsea Manager Odds: Pochettino Pulls Clear In The Betting
Betting sites are still providing odds on the next Chelsea manager but Mauricio Pochettino is now a heavy favourite.
The Argentine is now as short as 1/16 with William Hill with online bookmakers likely to suspend betting this week as Chelsea look to have convinced Pochettino to take on their vast squad of stars.
Previous favourites Luis Enrique and Julian Nagelsmann have both drifted out to 33/1, while Burnley boss Vincent Kompany is also on the drift at 14/1 despite being linked with the job last week.
We have provided expert analysis of the next Chelsea manager candidates below, taking into account the club's managerial history and how that may influence the next appointment.
Who Will Be The Next Chelsea Manager?
Mauricio Pochettino likely to be Chelsea's next appointment
Mauricio Pochettino is on the verge of becoming the next permanent Chelsea manager, according to Matt Law of The Telegraph.
Pochettino has a solid track record of managing top-tier teams such as Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain, and his tactical acumen and ability to develop young talent make him a strong contender for the Chelsea job.
However, until a deal is signed, Chelsea could still face competition from other clubs for his signature, with Pochettino reportedly high up on the list of candidates to be the next Tottenham manager too.
A return to his old club may be more appealing to the Argentine, but Pochettino's odds of becoming the next Chelsea manager indicate that he will soon be unveiled as the next man in charge at Stamford Bridge.
Vincent Kompany on Chelsea board's managerial shortlist, reports say
Vincent Kompany is a highly respected and accomplished figure in the world of football, having enjoyed a successful playing career as a centre-half for Manchester City, as well as captaining the Belgium national team.
Since retiring from playing in 2019, Kompany has been pursuing a career in management, but his tenure at his former club Anderlecht was mixed, with the team finishing a disappointing fourth in the 2020-21 season.
However, Kompany has since demonstrated his tactical acumen and ability to lead a team during his current role with Championship side Burnley.
The Clarets have already secured promotion to the Premier League next season and Kompany's reputation has soaring on the back of a rampant campaign.
Despite his growing reputation as a manager, it's somewhat of a surprise that Kompany is being considered as a potential candidate for the next Chelsea manager role, and his odds of 14/1 reflect the widespread belief that he will eventually be overlooked in favour of more experienced hands.
Ruben Amorim managerial record and suitability for the Chelsea job
The Sporting Lisbon manager has been dubbed “the new Jose Mourinho” after working wonders with his squad over the past few years.
Sporting were crowned Portuguese champions in 2021, breaking the Benfica-Porto duopoly, while he has also won two cup titles.
He masterminded a famous victory over Arsenal in this season’s Europa League too, which further burnished his reputation.
Amorim is now a man in high demand, and he is priced at 16/1 with William Hill to become Chelsea’s manager before the start of next season.
Nagelsmann 'out of running' in latest Chelsea manager rumours and news
Bayern Munich made the surprise decision to sack Nagelsmann last month but his reputation remains strong after he led the Bavarians to an average of 2.19 points per match during his 19 months at the helm.
Nagelsmann is only 35 years old, but he already has a wealth of experience under his belt, having managed Hoffenheim from 2016-2019, RB Leipzig from 2019-21 and Bayern for the past two seasons.
He was named the 2/5 favourite to become the next Chelsea manager in the immediate aftermath of Graham Potter’s sacking, but has since drifted out to 33/1 with BetVictor.
That's because Nagelsmann has supposedly pulled out of the race to be the next Chelsea manager, but the Blues could yet table an offer he can't refuse if the Pochettino deal falls through.
Luis Enrique still a top candidate for the next Chelsea manager position
Enrique is still in with an outside chance of landing the Chelsea job as his CV is much more decorated than frontrunners Pochettino and Kompany.
He led Barca to back-to-back triumphs in La Liga, three Copa del Rey titles and the 2015 Champions League during a successful stint with the Blaugrana.
During that time, he managed to turn Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez into a devastating triumvirate, so he could be the man to create an effective unit out of Chelsea’s expensively assembled stars.
His possession based football was a little dull at Spain, but he could bring discipline and direction to a wayward Chelsea squad.
He is the sort of manager that would command the respect of the Chelsea dressing room, and captain Cesar Azpilicueta has given his seal of approval, making Enrique an ideal contender.
With his odds currently inflated, Enrique looks a shrewd bet at 33/1 with football betting sites to take over at Stamford Bridge.
Could Jose Mourinho replicate previous Chelsea success?
Instead of looking for the next Mourinho, Chelsea could simply go back to the well and hire the main man for the third time.
The outspoken Portuguese coach has won three Premier League titles, the FA Cup and three league cups during his two previous stints with the club.
He is currently in charge of Roma, where he won the inaugural Europa Conference League last season and he has guided the Serie A side into the last four of this year's Europa League.
As such, Mourinho appears to be enjoying a new lease of life in Rome, but he may be tempted by a return to Stamford Bridge as the Giallorossi cannot match Chelsea’s lavish transfer budget.
Mourinho is priced at 33/1 with Parimatch, one of the best new betting sites available in the UK.
Marcelo Gallardo odds of becoming the next Chelsea manager
The Argentinean coach is a left-field choice to take over as Chelsea’s new permanent manager after Gallardo put himself forward for the role.
The former Monaco and PSG midfielder stepped down as River Plate boss last year following a very successful eight-year stint.
In that time, he won two Copa Libertadores titles, Copa Sudamericana and several domestic trophies, but he decided to take some time out before pursuing a new challenge.
There are a number of potential challenges Gallardo could face as a first-time manager in Europe, but everyone is now well accustomed to Boehly’s quirky decision-making and he's 33/1 with BetVictor to replace Potter on a permanent basis.
Interim Chelsea manager Frank Lampard drifting out of contention
Todd Boehly has made a number of bizarre decisions since purchasing Chelsea from Roman Abramovich last summer.
He sacked a world-class manager in Thomas Tuchel and brought in the relatively untested Potter to take over as head coach.
The American businessman also bankrolled a record-breaking £600m spending spree, but seemingly forgot to buy a striker, leaving the Blues light in attack.
Yet the decision to appoint Lampard as caretaker manager until the end of the campaign was arguably the strangest of them all.
After all, Abramovich sacked Lampard in January 2021, and his replacement - Tuchel - led Chelsea to Champions League glory four months later.
Since then, Lampard has flopped at Everton, and he was sacked earlier this season after the Toffees picked up just three wins in 25 matches, leaving them in the relegation zone.
He has not enjoyed a fairytale return to the club, amid four successive losses, with their familiar issues in front of goal reappearing.
However, Lampard still has a slim chance of getting the full-time job, and he is priced at 66/1 with Parimatch to be in charge at the start of next season.
Other Chelsea manager rumours and latest links
There are dozens of additional contenders for the Chelsea job, and the odds vary wildly depending on which of the betting apps you visit.
Antonio Conte is another former Blues boss that has been linked with the Chelsea job, priced up around 66/1.
He had a successful spell at Chelsea from 2016 to 2018, winning the Premier League title in his first season in charge.
However, there are concerns that Conte's demanding style of management could create friction with the current Chelsea board, and his reputation for being a hard taskmaster could cause tension with the players.
Nonetheless, Conte's past success at Chelsea and his proven track record make him a strong contender, despite an ill-fated spell at Tottenham in his last role.
Zinedine Zidane is another name that has been linked with the Chelsea job, albeit without much credence, hence odds of 66/1 with BetVictor.
The former Real Madrid manager is widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, and his success as a manager is equally impressive.
Zidane won three consecutive Champions League titles with Real Madrid, and his man-management skills and ability to inspire his players are highly praised.
However, Zidane has been out of work since leaving Madrid in 2021, and his lack of experience in the Premier League could be a potential drawback.
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