Chelsea – Next Permanent Manager Latest Odds

The Premier League transfer window may have slammed shut three weeks ago, but the managerial revolving doors continue to spin.

After the dismissal of Jesse Marsch from Leeds earlier this month, Chelsea boss Graham Potter is now facing the axe.

Following a 1-0 home loss to relegation candidates and manager-less Southampton, the former Brighton boss’ position looks shaky at best.

Despite a January of record spending by club owner Todd Boehly, the club hierarchy are now having doubts over Potter after just six months in charge.

So is Mauricio Pochettino primed to take over in west London?


Poch poised?

Linked with the Elland Road vacancy, it was rumoured the former Tottenham boss was waiting for a bigger job to appear nearer to family in London.

Though the Argentine struggled with player ego at PSG, Poch would be a popular choice amongst both board and fanbase.

As short as 6/5 with PaddyPower to take over, Pochettino can be snapped up at a best price 2/1 favourite with PariMatch.

Six names with Chelsea ties have also been linked with the post.

They include four former managers in Frank Lampard, Carlo Ancelotti, Jose Mourinho and most surprisingly, Thomas Tuchel.

Of their former player alumni however, Didier Deschamps is being touted at a far longer price.

Yet, after guiding France to World Cup glory in 2018 and again to the final in Qatar, is a 25/1 price with Betfair value?


Zidane, Enrique decent punts

Right now, Zinedine Zidane and Luis Enrique stand as the two other prime candidates.

Both are looking for routes back toward the dugout.

Zidane remains on an extended break after leaving his second stint as Real Madrid boss.

Marking his time with Los Blancos, ‘Zizou’ won the Champions League for three successive seasons.

Chelsea are desperate to claim that trophy once more having not held it since 2012.

Not only do The Blues have strong links with French players, but so too with the Madrid club.

Though the Frenchman has never managed or played in English football, the former midfielder ticks many boxes.

If Pochettino does not take the job, Zidane is 6/1 with BetVictor to take the reins.

Finally with Enrique, the Spaniard has been without a post since stepping down as La Roja head coach after their early World Cup exit.

As The Athletic wrote about the former Barcelona icon being an ‘old-school English manager’ before the Euros in 2021, Enrique speaks better English than many would believe.

A bold choice to turn around the Chelsea dressing room, Enrique is 12/1 with PariMatch.


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