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Chelsea’s next manager race: Jose Mourinho among top candidates to succeed Pochettino
Jose Mourinho is one of the favourites to take over as Chelsea’s manager as Mauricio Pochettino comes under increasing pressure.
Chelsea’s 4-2 setback at home to Wolves on Sunday was the club’s tenth loss in the Premier League this season, with Pochettino’s side now 11th in the table and closer to the relegation zone than fourth.
Chelsea’s players were booed off the pitch at half and full time, and fans at Stamford Bridge were heard singing the names of Roman Abramovich and Jose Mourinho during the defeat to Wolves.
Pochettino faced additional questions about his long-term future at Chelsea following his team’s loss on Sunday, and the Argentine apologised to fans for his team’s most recent performance.
Following rising rumours about Pochettino’s status, BonusCodeBets has released the most recent odds on who may succeed the Argentine as Chelsea manager.
Girona’s head coach, Michel Sanchez, has been placed as the early favourite at 6/4, despite his team being behind Real Madrid by two points in La Liga.
Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi, who is also on Liverpool’s radar after Jurgen Klopp confirmed his departure at the end of the season, is the second-favourite at 3/1 to succeed Pochettino.
Mourinho could be open to a third term as Chelsea manager because he is now available after being fired by Roma last month. The 61-year-old is 4/1 to succeed Pochettino.
Xabi Alonso is going to be a difficult choice for Chelsea’s hierarchy because he is presently leading Bayer Leverkusen’s Bundesliga title chase, and his team is two points ahead of Bayern Munich. The former Liverpool and Real Madrid midfielder is 5/1 to join Chelsea.
Zinedine Zidane is valued at 6/1 and is another immediate option for Chelsea, as he is still available after departing Real Madrid in May 2021.
Xavi has already confirmed that he will leave Barcelona at the end of the season, and he is 8/1 to succeed Pochettino as Chelsea manager.
Chelsea had already recruited Sporting manager Ruben Amorim last year, and the 39-year-old is 10/1 to take over at Stamford Bridge.