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?
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Reports are roaring that the former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique is the next man to take the Chelsea hotseat in a post-Antonio Conte era, with odds as little as 5/4 on offer in the next Chelsea manager odds market.
One report in the Daily Mail goes as far as saying that ‘terms have been agreed’ for the Spaniard to sign a contract for over two seasons to steady the ship at Chelsea and make sure they finish this season strongly with silverware still up for grabs in the Champions League and FA Cup. Luis Enrique, 47, would be available immediately and boasts a CV with two La Liga titles and a Champions League winners medal.
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 11/4 to be next Chelsea manager.
Guus Hiddink has been the caretaker at Stamford Bridge on two occasions in post-managerial sackings under Roman Abramovich and is once again among the frontrunners should Conte head towards the exit. Odds of 3/1 in the next Chelsea manager market makes him a value option and especially so if the Blues do get Enrique, but only at the end of the season.
Thomas Tuchel is a bit further back at 7/1 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.
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. 16/1 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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