Next Chelsea manager – latest: Mauricio Pochettino odds-on favourite for Blues job if Graham Potter is sacked | The Sun

MAURICIO POCHETTINO is favourite for the Chelsea job.

That's according to bookmakers Betfair, who've installed the popular Argentine at odds-on 17/20 to replace Graham Potter at Stamford Bridge.


However, there's no shortage of high-profile candidates with Brendan Rodgers, Diego Simeone and Zinedine Zidane in the running.

There's also some familiar faces listed in Betfair's betting market with Jose Mourinho and Thomas Tuchel both considered possible arrivals.

Former Brighton manager Potter has struggled to make a significant impact since replacing Thomas Tuchel in September.

The 47-year-old has won eight, drawn four and lost six of his first 18 matches in charge in West London, and the club sit tenth in the division.

Potter is now the 6/1 joint-second-favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave, having been 14/1 before the Blues' FA Cup thrashing to Manchester City on Sunday.

Chelsea's travelling fans were heard singing the name of former boss Thomas Tuchel and ex-owner Roman Abramovich during their Etihad humiliation.

Chelsea next manager

Betfair odds

  • Mauricio Pochettino – 17/20
  • Brendan Rodgers – 9/1
  • Diego Simeone – 10/1
  • Zinedine Zidane – 12/1
  • Thomas Tuchel – 14/1
  • Jose Mourinho – 16/1
  • Antonio Conte – 25/1
  • Ange Postecoglou – 25/1
  • Didier Deschamps – 25/1
  • Frank Lampard – 25/1
  • Thomas Frank – 25/1


Betfair spokesperson Sam Rosbottom said: "The 4-0 thrashing at the Etihad looks set to increase the pressure on Potter, whose Chelsea side are out of both domestic cup competitions and sit 10th in the Premier League table.

"Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino is the 17/20 odds-on favourite to replace Potter, should Todd Boehly make a change in the dugout.

"Brendan Rodgers follows behind at 9/1 with Diego Simeone 10/1, while ex-Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is 16/1."

Pochettino, 50, remains a free agent having been sacked by Paris Saint-Germain in June.

PSG regained the French title during his tenure but the Argentine failed to lead them beyond the Champions League's last 16.

Leicester's Brendan Rodgers is next at 9/1, ahead of Atletico Madrid legend Diego Simeone and French icon Zinedine Zidane at 12s.

A sensational return for Thomas Tuchel, who won three trophies in 20 months at Stamford Bridge, is priced at 14/1. And Jose Mourinho isn't far behind at 16/1.



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