Next Chelsea Manager Odds

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Liam Bewsher

Next Chelsea Manager Odds

Chelsea are on the lookout for a new manager following the shock dismissal of Thomas Tuchel from Stamford Bridge - just seven matches into the 2022/23 season.

Notably, the Blues were given a huge transfer budget in the summer, seeing £254m being spent on the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Wesley Fofana, Kalidou Koulibaliy, Marc Cucurella and more, but following 10 points from their opening six league games and a poor defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League, new owner Todd Boehly has sacked Tuchel, who was a popular figure at Stamford Bridge.

Tuchel managed Chelsea 100 times, winning 60 matches and drawing 24 times, managing to win the Champions League in the 2020/21 season, as well as the UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup.

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Graham Potter Odds: 1/4

Brighton & Hove Albion manager Graham Potter is the early bookmakers’ favourite for the job at 1/4 following an impressive time as manager at the Amex Stadium.

The Seagulls have had a terrific start to the season, as they have managed to accumulate 13 points from their opening six matches, on top of their ninth-place finish in the 2021/22 campaign.

In his time managing in the Swedish Allsvenskan with Ostersunds, Potter earned two promotions with them and won the Swedish Cup in 2017, earning them qualification for the Europa League the following campaign. His impressive achievements in Sweden saw him then become Swansea manager, where he guided the Swans to a 10th place finish on a limited budget.

Could Potter implement his attractive style of play at Chelsea? It would certainly be interesting to see what the Englishman could do with such a high-profile squad of players with a bigger budget.

Potter is priced at 1/4 to become Chelsea’s next manager - click on the link to claim this bet in your bet slip!

Graham Potter

Mauricio Pochettino Odds: 9/2

Mauricio Pochettino is the third favourite to get the vacant managerial role at Stamford Bridge, with the Argentinian out of work since being sacked as PSG manager in the summer.

The 50-year-old recently won the Ligue 1 title with PSG on top of the Coupe de France and Trophee des Champions since his return to the Parc des Princes in January 2021, but, his shortcomings in the Champions League raised concerns over the Argentinian’s capability to manage their star-studded line-up, hence for his departure.

Pochettino’s best spell as a manager arguably came when in charge of Chelsea’s rivals, Tottenham Hotspur between 2014 and 2019 where despite not winning a trophy, he made the Lilywhites into an impressive outfit, having taken them from a side that rarely qualified for the Champions League, to finalists in the formerly mentioned competition in 2019.

Before this, Pochettino had also shown signs of being a good manager at the likes of Espanyol and Southampton.

Pochettino would ultimately have to prove himself if he was to become Chelsea’s manager, having never won a trophy in England and having managed their rivals in the past, but, he does have a reputation of playing a good brand of football which could see him be a popular choice at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea are priced at 9/2 to appoint Pochettino as their next manager.

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Zinedine Zidane Odds: 10/1

Former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is the next manager to feature on this list which is no surprise when looking at Boehly’s approach at Chelsea.

The 50-year-old Frenchman has not had a job since leaving Los Blancos at the end of the 2020/21 season where his Real side finished trophyless having lost out on the league title to city rivals Atletico Madrid on the last day despite a very injury-hit season for his club.

In Zidane’s first spell at Real as a manager, he delivered unprecedented success, winning them three Champions League titles in a row between 2016 and 2018, becoming the first manager to retain the competition, before being the first to win it three times in a row. In Zidane’s two spells as manager, he lead Real to two La Liga titles in 2017 and 2020 and left the club on his own terms with huge respect from the Real fanbase.

The Frenchman could be a good fit for Chelsea as manager due to his winning pedigree, as well as the fact that he has handled big expectations from a demanding fan base at Real, and the egos of those who play for the club.

Zidane is priced at 10/1 to be Tuchel’s successor.

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Winning three UEFA Champions League finals, a La Liga title, a Supercopa de Espana, two UEFA Super Cup finals and two FIFA Club World Cup finals presents a solid record for Zinedine Zidane. He will be defined by how his side challenge with Barcelona this season.

Brendan Rodgers Odds: 8/1

The final manager on this list is under-fire Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers.

The Northern Irishman used to be a coach at Chelsea and managed to deliver Leicester the FA Cup for the first time in their history at the expense of the Blues in 2021, beating the likes of Manchester United on their way to winning the trophy, via a wonder striker from Belgian midfielder Youri Tielemans in the final at Wembley Stadium.

Rodgers has substantially improved the Foxes squad and style of football since taking over from Claude Puel in the 2018/19 campaign, however, he is going through a somewhat rough patch at the King Power Stadium following the club’s lack of transfer funds last summer.

Despite of this, Rodgers has also shown that he has the credentials to win trophies when under pressure, as he managed to win back-to-back trebles in his time at Scottish Premiership side Celtic, leading the Parkhead club to them in the 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons.

Having narrowly missed out on the Premier League title in the 2013/14 season with Liverpool, Rodgers would likely jump at the chance to manage a club like Chelsea that can compete on all fronts.

Rodgers is priced at 8/1 to make a shock return to Chelsea.

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