Next Chelsea Manager Odds

Next Chelsea manager

Liam Bewsher | @LBewsherMedia

Next Chelsea Manager Odds

Chelsea manager Graham Potter looks like a man under pressure, having won just nine and drawn seven of his 26 matches in charge of the Blues, equating to a win percentage of 35%.

This is in stark contrast to what his predecessor, Thomas Tuchel achieved during his early days at Chelsea, as the German had a 68% win percentage in his first 25 matches while reaching six cup finals in his first 18 months.

Owner Todd Boehly has shown that he is not afraid of making stern and tough decisions, having sacked the German towards the start of the season. After spending a total of £304m, the Blues owner will likely expect instant results.

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Mauricio Pochettino Odds: 7/4

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino is the favourite to replace Potter at Chelsea manager, with Boehly clearly being a fan of a manager with an attacking proactive approach.

The 50-year-old was most recently manager of PSG and has missed out on a series of big jobs since his exit from the Parc des Princes, with the Argentian being linked with the Manchester United job prior to Erik ten Hag’s appointment.

Pochettino’s first job in England came all the way back in January 2013 when he managed Southampton up until May 2014, taking over from Nigel Adkins, laying the foundations for the Saints to challenge for Europe on a regular basis, having developed the likes of Adam Lallana, Jay Rodriguez, Jose Fonte, Toby Alderweireld, Morgan Schneiderlin and more.

Following his time at St Mary’s, Pochettino went on to manage Tottenham, where his management skills saw them progress from a side that regularly qualified for the Europa League to a club that regularly competed for Champions League football - notably reaching the Champions League final in 2019 when they finished as runners-up to Liverpool.

After his time at Spurs, Pochettino returned to his former club PSG, where he managed to win three trophies in two years, but, this and his lack of success in the Champions League saw patience wear thin between himself and the PSG hierarchy, resulting in his departure last summer.

Noticeably, Chelsea have made a series of young signings, which would match the Argentinian's ethos, and with the Stamford Bridge club having a lot of financial power in the transfer market, could he be tempted to move to the Premier League outfit?

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Luis Enrique Odds: 4/1

Former Spain manager Luis Enrique is in contention to become Chelsea’s next manager should Potter be sacked.

The 52-year-old managed an unfashionable Spain side to the final of the 2020/21 Nations League where they finished as runners-up to France, while also coaching them to the semi-finals of Euro 2020, losing to eventual winners, Italy.

Notably, Enrique’s most successful managerial period came when he was Barcelona's manager between May 2014 and May 2017, winning a treble in the 2014/15 season as they won La Liga, the Copa del Rey and Champions League. In total, Enrique won nine trophies in three seasons as manager at the Nou Camp.

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Zinedine Zidane Odds: 6/1

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.

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Diego Simeone Odds: 7/1

Reports have emerged that Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone could leave the Wanda Metropolitano at the end of the current campaign. Could he leave earlier in order to join Chelsea?

The 52-year-old has been manager of Atleti since December 2011, managing over 600 matches, notably winning La Liga titles in 2013/14, as well as 2020/21, among six other major honours.

Prior to his time at Atletico, Simeone had also won trophies during his times as manager of Estudiantes and River Plate, showing that he does have enough versatility to coach other sides to success.

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Thomas Frank Odds: 10/1

Brentford manager Thomas Frank has also been linked with the role following the impressive job that he has done with the Bees.

The Danish manager notably managed to lead Brentford to the Premier League in the 2020/21 season via the play-offs and has since overseen his side earn a 13th-place finish in his first campaign as a Premier League manager, whilst accumulating 35 points from 23 matches this season - seeing the Bees sit ninth in the table.

Frank’s style of football would certainly be welcomed at Chelsea, as his side tends to play an attractive style of football with a lot of intensity when defending and counter-attacking, whilst developing players, having initially signed the likes of Ivan Toney from Peterborough United. Chelsea have an abundance of talented young players in their squad that the Danish coach could develop.

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Brendan Rodgers Odds: 20/1

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is a name that frequently gets mentioned when there is speculation surrounding the Chelsea job.

The Northern Irishman used to be a coach at Stamford Bridge 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.

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Thomas Tuchel Odds: 25/1

Ex-Blues manager, Tuchel, has been without a job since he was relieved from his role as Chelsea manager on 7th September.

Tuchel was a popular figure at Stamford Bridge, having overseen the Blues to Champions League success in the 2020/21 season, when they beat Manchester City in the final in Porto.

Prior to this, Tuchel had managed PSG where he won six trophies in just over two years, as well as finishing as runners-up in the 2019/20 Champions League final to Bayern Munich. The German had also coached Borussia Dortmund following five impressive seasons at Mainz - in his time at the Signal Iduna Park, Tuchel managed to win the DFB Pokal in the 2016/17 campaign.

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