Football Tips Manuel Pellegrini - Manchester City

Published on February 1st, 2016 | by Sportingly Better Tipster

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Next Manager Betting – Chelsea

Manchester City’s capture of Pep Guardiola as their new head coach has seen the odds of current incumbent Manuel Pellegrini slashed as the next manager of Chelsea, but it is another South American who holds the most appeal in this betting market.

Next Manager Betting

Roman Abramovich wielded the axe as Chelsea owner for the 10th time, sacking club icon Jose Mourinho for a second time.

Mourinho who has been heralded as one of the greatest ever managers having won the Champions League with Porto and Inter Milan, endured a horrid season with Chelsea despite winning the league in the previous season.

Interim manager Guus Hiddink has arrived at Stamford Bridge to fill the vacancy until the end of the season, with Abramovich unlikely to stick with the coach regardless of improved results and performances on the pitch.

Abramovich has been criticised for some of his appointments at Chelsea, but the likes of Manuel Pellegrini, Antonio Conte and Jorge Sampaoli are all strong names linked to the post, a football bet you can track via BetBind.

Former Chile boss Jorge Sampaoli remains the frontrunner though, despite Pellegrini’s newly declared availability. Sampaoli enhanced his reputation significantly recently by taking Chile to become champions of South America for the first time last year.

Sampaoli is currently trading at 2.25 to takeover at Chelsea for the 2016/2017 campaign, with the manager having been named as one of three managers nominated for the 2015 FIFA Coach of the Year award. What makes his appointment even more appealing for Abramovich is that he recently left his role at Chile which means he’s readily available unlike the likes of Antonio Conte and Diego Simeone.

Other high profile names linked with the position include currently Italy coach Antonio Conte, who is at  5/2 with bookmakers and talks are rumoured to have already been sounded out by the Chelsea hierarchy. Conte boasts a wealth of experience, having guided Italy to an unbeaten qualifying campaign for Euro 2016 and t the former Juventus manager is believed to be frustrated with the lack of involvement at international level.

Looking closer afield and the likes of Eddie Howe, Mauricio Pochettino and Mark Hughes have all been linked to the vacancy, but Roman Abramovich has still yet to appoint a manager from the Premier League.

Tottenham’s Pochettino is the most likely to be considered out of the current crop, having done very respectable jobs with both Southampton and Tottenham, but the international appeal and attacking mentality of Sampaoli is likely to sway Abramovich in appointing the currently unemployed manager.

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