Real Madrid Manager Betting Odds and Predictions Following Zidane’s Shock Departure
Zinedine Zidane shocked the football world by announcing his departure as manager of La Liga giants Real Madrid. With one of the most coveted positions in sports now open, we look at the potential candidates to be the next Real Madrid boss.
Despite recently signing a new five-year deal to keep the Argentine at Tottenham until 2023, Ladbrokes have Pochettino as Real Madrid’s top target with odds on 5/4. The Spurs gaffer has made a name for himself in England with Southampton and Spurs and has been the source of great speculation over a move to Madrid in the past few months. If Florentino Perez can convince the Spurs brass to let Pochettino leave, he would surely be the next Los Blancos boss.
The legendary former Arsenal manager is currently out of work after stepping away from the London based club in May. While he seems a surprising choice to replace 3-time Champions League winning manager Zidane, 888 Sports have odds on 4/1 for Arsene Wenger to be the next manager. Wenger has a good record in the Premier League, but is seen to have lost his touch over the years – failing to win on big occasions. A change of scenery could be just what the Frenchman needs, but the Madrid job seems too big a leap at this point.
Much speculation has surrounded Antonio Conte’s future at Chelsea following his FA Cup victory over Manchester United. For much of the season it has been reported that the Italian manager and Blues owner Roman Abromovich have been clashing. Having managed, Juventus, Italy and Chelsea, Conte would not shy away from the Real Madrid spotlight and could relish a change of scenery. William Hill have him odds on 5/1 to be the next Real Madrid manager.
The former Real Madrid star currently sits as 4th favourite odds on to replace Zidane, with 888 sports offering 13/2. Guti seems like a real value pick as the legendary midfielder has been involved in managing youth sides in Madrid’s system and already has the trust of the Madrid hierarchy. If Perez can’t convince Spurs to let Pochettino leave, they may follow in the mould of Zidane and take a 2nd straight former player to take charge.