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 firmly in charge of things at Chelsea. However, CFCnet looks at the next Chelsea manager odds for next season – who will Blues fans be looking to win the Premier League again?
The Favourite According to Next Chelsea Manager Odds
Maurizio Sarri, current Napoli boss, is the bookmakers favourite to replace Conte – the Blues really do like appointing Italians apparently! Paddy Power back Sarri with a price of 5/4 in the next Chelsea manager odds market.
If Sarri leaves Napoli to join Chelsea next then it will be his 19th club managed his his career, at the age of 59. There appears to be no manager in Italy with stock as high as Maurizio Sarri, he has made Napoli become one of the most exciting teams to watch in Europe, while at the same time battling it out at the top of the Serie A table with Juventus and a very real possibility to be crowned champions this season.
Who Else is in Contention to be Next Chelsea Manager?
Could the Blues wind back the clocks and re-appoint Carlo Ancelotti as the manager to replace Antonio Conte? The free-agent, legendary Italian manager who has been out of work for a few months after leaving Bayern Munich is backed with odds of 15/8 to be next Chelsea manager.
Thomas Tuchel is a bit further back at 4/1 and is dubbed as one of the more exciting prospects in European football having reinvigorated Dortmund in a post Jurgen Klopp era. Also a free-agent, Tuchel would be available and would likely relish the opportunity to lead another of Europe’s top clubs in the Champions League and league title hunt.
Should Germany have a World Cup winning summer or perhaps fall short of targets boss Joachim Loew may decide to call-time on his long spell as national team manager. Chelsea odds would have him at 10/1 to be next in at Stamford Bridge. An experienced appointment that would likely please the Blues faithful.
Diego Simeone at Atletico Madrid has long been linked with a move to the Premier League and has had plenty of dealings with player transfers to and from Chelsea in the past. 12/1 on Diego Simeone to be next Chelsea manager odds could be one that would really excite the fans in west London – a change in playing style is also likely to follow, but would manager and owner be able to see eye-to-eye long-term?
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