It almost seems that ever since Antonio Conte was appointed Chelsea manager in 2016 he has either been linked with a move away from the club, or talk of the Italian in a rift with the board which would see him resign. This is all still possible, but for now the colourful Italian boss remains in-charge of things at Chelsea.
However, CFCnet looks at the next Chelsea manager odds as speculation mounts on Conte’s future – who will Blues fans be looking to see the club appoint next?
The Favourite According to Next Chelsea Manager Odds
The firm favourite according to the next Chelsea manager odds is the former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri, who was recently relieved of his duties at the Italian club – with Carlo Ancelotti expected to succeed him.
Paddy Power are currently offering odds of 1/2 on the appointment of Sarri to Chelsea, but with Antonio Conte still in-charge, there appears to be a bit of movement and negotiation still to go before Blues fans can start looking to next season with a new manager.
The 59-year old Italian has never managed outside of Italy, much like Antonio Conte before his move to west London, and has yet to taste any major silverware victories during his stints as manager with Napoli, Empoli, Sorrento, Pescara and others.
Who Else is in Contention to be Next Chelsea Manager?
The former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique was long-tipped to be the next man to take the Chelsea hotseat in a post-Antonio Conte era, with odds as little as 5/4 on offer just a few weeks ago in the next Chelsea manager odds market, however that has slipped significantly since the news that Maurizio Sarri has become available – currently with odds of 5/1.
The Daily Mail went as far as saying that ‘terms have been agreed’ for the Spaniard to sign a contract for over two seasons, but those claims now seem completely wide of the mark. Luis Enrique, 47, would be available immediately and boasts a CV with two La Liga titles and a Champions League winners medal.
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