Next Chelsea Manager Odds: Nagelsmann installed as the odds on favourite to replace Potter
The news of Graham Potter being sacked by Chelsea will most likely not come as a surprise to many football fans and whilst the board insisted they were keen to back their man, ultimately it comes to a point where you have to look elsewhere when the results are constantly not going your way.
Chelsea have gone through 17 managers since 2004, an incredibly alarming statistic and one that you think would make managers think twice before joining the club. However, the prestige of managing in the Premier League is an opportunity that doesn’t come by very often and Chelsea will most likely have an array of options to choose from for this vacant position.
We’ll take a look at the next Chelsea manager odds to see who they think will take charge at Stamford Bridge next.
One of the more surprising managerial departures this season has to come from Bayern’s decision to get rid of head coach Julian Nagelsmann. Despite only suffering defeat on three occasions and scoring 112 goals in 37 games, the German giants decided this was not good enough for their standards.
Nagelsmann is now left without a job and the 35-year-old has already proved, despite his age, he is one of the best managers in the game. This appointment would be perfect for Chelsea. They get a young manager who has experience on the biggest stages in the game and if all goes well, he could be in charge of the club for many years.
The leading online betting sites are also on the side of this making sense and the German has been priced at 4/6 to become the next Chelsea manager. You’d feel Chelsea will be likely to take a punt on him and considering he is currently without a club, it seems like a no-brainer.
Chelsea announced with the departure of Graham Potter, Bruno Saltor will be taking charge as the interim manager. He’s mentioned in the betting at around the 5/1 mark and we’ve seen on many occasions where an interim manager has done well and stayed on to take the job full-time.
However, without being too harsh on Saltor, you’d think Chelsea would be aiming a lot higher. Bruno Saltor came to the club with Graham Potter from Brighton and I’m sure he didn’t think he’d be in charge of the first team anytime soon. I’m sure if Potter gets a job elsewhere he’d love to have Saltor by his side again and with Potter being rumoured to be going to Leicester, perhaps his future could be there.
It’s never a true managerial saga without Luis Enrique mentioned. Enrique has had some high-profile jobs in his time with the likes of Roma, Barcelona and Spain on his CV. Chelsea would be getting a highly experienced manager with a very exciting style of football if they chose to side with Enrique.
Most betting sites have him listed at around 7/1 odds, and now that he's no longer managing the Spanish national team, he could be a viable candidate for Chelsea. With his track record of managing high-profile players, he would be well-suited to handle a star-studded squad like Chelsea's. Additionally, his managerial style would likely mesh well with their abundance of attacking options.
Pochettino. At this point, it feels strange even mentioning his name. He seems to always be considered by clubs when they’re looking to appoint a new manager but he never seems to get very far with the negotiations.
He’s been a free man for a decent time now and considering how good of a manager he is, it’s hard to believe how long he has been out of a job for. He showed just how good he was with Spurs but they could be the ones keeping him from joining Chelsea. Spurs reportedly remain interested in getting Poch back at Tottenham and he’d be more likely to join them than Chelsea at this point. He remains a big price to join Chelsea at around 12/1 and whilst it’d be a good appointment, it isn’t looking very likely.
After Poch, the market gets pretty dicey with a bunch of names mentioned at big prices, for example, Zidane, Mourinho, and Simeone. They all seem a bit farfetched and I’d focus more on the ones mentioned above at the moment.