The Chelsea hierarchy aren’t particularly noted for their patience when results aren’t going their way and the likelihood is that manager Maurizio Sarri is living on borrowed time at Stamford Bridge. Indeed should the Italian fail to provide his bosses with a perfect response to the 6-0 thrashing by Manchester City when they line-up against Malmo in the Europa League on Thursday evening, then Sarri may find himself out of a job by the weekend. The big question is, who would replace him?
As things stand, the market leader is Zinedine Zidane at odds of just 5/2 with BetVictor Bookmakers, the Chelsea supporters certain to be more than happy were the former Real Madrid boss find his way to Stamford Bridge. Zidane is the choice of nearly a third of Blues fans, the three-time Champions League medal winner having been without employment since leaving the Bernabeu.
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Gianfranco Zola has been one of the big movers in the market with the bookmakers going as low as 6/1 that he accepts the job, ahead of 8/1 shot Jose Mourinho, Laurent Blanc at 9/1 and Guus Hiddink at 10/1.
Chelsea’s form this year has been poor with the side failing to win or even score a goal on their travels in 2019 after losing at Tottenham Hotspur (1-0, Carabao Cup), Arsenal (2-0), AFC Bournemouth (4-0) and Manchester City (6-0). A reputed 55% of Blues fans want to see Sarri removed from his position as manager after the hammering at the Etihad Stadium sent Chelsea down to sixth in the Premier League table.
Next Chelsea Manager – BetVictor Odds
5/2 – Zindeine Zidane
6/1 – Gianfranco Zola
8/1 – Jose Mourinho
9/1 – Laurent Blanc
10/1 – Guus Hiddink
12/1 – Diego Simeone
12/1 – Nuno Espirito Santo
12/1 – Brendan Rodgers