Next Chelsea Manager Odds: Who Could Replace Graham Potter At Stamford Bridge?
Chelsea boss Graham Potter is now the odds-on favourite in the Premier League sack race after he presided over a six-game winless streak.
UK bookmakers are now offering just 1/3 on him becoming the next top flight manager to leave his post this season.
The Blues are currently languishing in 10th place in the Premier League table after suffering back-to-back defeats to Southampton and Spurs.
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They are out of both cup competitions, and they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Champions League Round of 16 clash.
Chelsea owner Todd Boehly has given Potter the vote of confidence, but the former Brighton and Swansea manager admits that he does not have “too much good faith” after a dismal start to his tenure.
As such, the leading bookies are already offering odds on who might replace Potter, and we have rounded up the leading candidates below.
Pochettino is now the 2/1 favourite with football betting sites to become the next permanent Chelsea manager.
He was priced at 3/1 a week ago, but the bookmakers slashed their odds after speculation mounted over a potential move to Stamford Bridge.
The former Tottenham and Southampton boss has been out of work since PSG sacked him in the summer.
He led the Parisian giants to the Ligue 1 title, but a failure to win the Champions League ultimately cost Pochettino his job.
However, he still boasts a formidable reputation in England thanks to a record of 159 wins from 293 Premier League games during a five-year stint as Tottenham manager.
He is in high demand right now, although he reportedly rejected an initial approach from the Chelsea board a couple of weeks ago.
Yet he could be tempted if the Blues return with a more concrete offer, as Poch clearly has unfinished business in English football.
He has been linked with a return to Spurs or a move to West Ham, but he may eventually find the lure of Chelsea difficult to resist.
Pochettino is an attacking coach with a reputation for developing youngsters, which could make him a strong fit for Boehly’s project if the American decides to wield the axe on Potter.
Chelsea board members are “keen” on hiring the former Real Madrid manager to succeed Potter, according to a report from Football Insider.
Bringing the Frenchman to Stamford Bridge would represent a major coup for Boehly, who has spent around £600m on new players this season in a bid to lead Chelsea back to the summit of European football.
Zizou enjoyed remarkable success during his time as Real Madrid manager, winning the Champions League three times in a row.
He also won two La Liga titles, cementing his status as one of the greatest figures in the club’s illustrious history.
However, he grew frustrated with the club’s transfer dealings, and he quit for a second time in May 2021.
Zidane has been out of work ever since, and he has rejected overtures from several big clubs over the past 18 months.
He is now the 5/1 second favourite with Parimatch to take over as Chelsea manager, having shortened from 8/1 a week ago, so that could be an interesting option for punters.
The former Spain and Barcelona manager is next in the betting at 8/1 with new betting sites to become the next Chelsea head coach.
He led Barcelona to back-to-back triumphs in La Liga, three Copa del Rey titles and the Champions League in 2015.
During that time, he managed to turn Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suárez 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 they lost just seven times during his 47 games at the helm, and he could bring discipline and direction to a wayward Chelsea squad.
He was previously linked with the Brazil job, but he is said to prefer a return to club football, making him a leading contender for the Chelsea job.
Bielsa has gained serious momentum in this market over the past couple of weeks, and he is now level with Enrique in the betting at 8/1 with BetVictor.
He recently turned down the chance to succeed Frank Lampard at Everton, leaving him free for the Chelsea job.
It would be a slightly strange move, as Leeds sacked Bielsa last season after they were plunged into a relegation battle.
Yet he has vast experience, having managed Argentina, Chile, Athletic Bilbao, Marseille, Lazio and Lille, among others, and the likes of Pep Guardiola and Pochettino have raved about his tactical acumen.
Bielsa may not be the ideal candidate to turn things around mid-season at Chelsea, but stranger things have happened, so he has moved ahead of many talented coaches in this market.
The former Chelsea captain is also priced at 8/1 to take over from Potter as manager of the club, leaving him neck-and-neck with Bielsa and Enrique.
Terry has no real managerial experience under his belt, aside from a spell as assistant to Dean Smith at Aston Villa.
However, he knows the club inside out and he would quickly command the respect of the dressing room.
Zidane was largely untested as a manager before leading Real Madrid to the most trophy-laden period in their modern history, so Boehly may hope for similar magic from Terry.
The Eintracht Frankfurt boss burnished his reputation by leading Die Adler to victory in last season’s Europa League.
His team also qualified for the Champions League Round of 16 this season, and they are currently just eight points behind Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich.
Glasner is an experienced coach, having managed Ried and LASK in Austria before moving to Germany to take the Wolfsburg job in 2019, and he is highly-rated.
A week ago, he was a 16/1 outsider in the “next permanent Chelsea manager” market, but he has now shortened to 10/1.
Jose Mourinho is next at 12/1 with betting apps to return for a third spell at Stamford Bridge.
He won the Premier League title during both previous stints at the club, and he would probably jump at the chance to trade Roma’s shoestring budget for Boehly’s largesse.
Thomas Tuchel, who led the Blues to Champions League glory in 2021, is priced at 16/1 to make a dramatic return to Stamford Bridge.
However, he was sacked in September after a disagreement with the new owner about the direction of the club, so that looks unlikely.
Three men - Diego Simeone of Atlético Madrid, Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers and Thomas Frank of Brentford - are priced at 16/1 to land the Chelsea job.
Celtic’s Ange Postecoglu, France boss Didier Deschamps and former Chelsea managers Antonio Conte and Carlo Ancelotti are all priced at 20/1.
Finally, Germany’s Hansi Flick, Massimiliano Allegri of Juventus and Lampard are all 25/1.
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