Next Barcelona Manager Odds after Ernesto Valverde

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Ernesto Valverde's stable position at Camp Nou hasn't prevented Barcelona manager odds from being priced up

It would be a lie to say that Ernesto Valverde has been the perfect man for Barcelona since stepping into the role in 2017, but he's certainly hit his remit in winning the title last season and looking set to do the same again at the end of the current term.

A devastating midweek exit in the Champions League has their rivals in a sad state of affairs, leaving Jose Mourinho as favourite for a Real Madrid return. There aren't troubles anywhere near as critical as this at Barcelona - leading the title race by seven points and expected to continue into the next round of the Champions League with ease - but punters are always interested in seeing markets on almost every possible outcome.

The former Athletic Bilbao manager, who's done more than enough to prove his worth as one of Spain's best managers primarily during his time at San Mames, was even given a contract extension in February. This obviously hints at him staying at Camp Nou for the foreseeable future, but it hasn't stopped PaddyPower from pricing up his replacement.

Unlike most of the preliminary summer transfer odds, each market isn't entirely broad, allowing for football fans to see who the favourites are. We always keep tabs on all of the current rumours in our football transfer news page, but there's even more focus on who could be Valverde's successor, with current Real Betis and former Las Palmas manager Quique Setien the clear favourite at odds as short as 2/1.

Real Betis manager Quique Setien favourite at 2/1

From the moment the odds were first released regarding the next Barcelona manager, Quique Setien has been in the frame, often ranking as one of the names handed a shorter price than many others.

A lot of football fans won't be aware of the Real Betis manager, but he's actually become one of the most exciting managers in Spain over the last few years, rising through the ranks after enduring periods at Racing Santander, Poli Ejido, Equatorial Guinea, Logrones, Lugo, Las Palmas, and now Real Betis.

Prior to Ernesto Valverde's contract extension in February, Quique Setien went as short as 11/10 to take his place at Camp Nou, with it drifting to 2/1 after seeing some solid displays from Barcelona ever since.

There's no specific timeframe on when these next Barcelona manager odds could have an affect, so it's to be assumed that Setien will continue as the favourite based on the club's efforts to appoint proven Spanish managers from elsewhere in La Liga - similarly to how they did with Valverde joining from Bilbao - even if nothing happens within the next twelve months.

Roberto Martinez given odds as short as 10/3 to become Barca manager

Surely a club as gigantic in stature as Barcelona are deserving of the world's best football managers. There aren't as many in circulation after previous superstar coaches such as Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti and Antonio Conte came to disappointing ends at a variety of top clubs, but it's hard to determine who the next big managers will be.

Although a lot of people rule out any chance of it, former Swansea City, Wigan Athletic and Everton boss Roberto Martinez is second favourite at odds of 10/3. It's somewhat hard to believe considering how poor he was during a lot of his time at Everton - as well as the fact that he relegated Wigan Athletic to the Championship - preventing a lot of punters from placing any money on him being offered the job at Camp Nou.

Winning the FA Cup with Wigan Athletic was an incredible feat but he continues to live on that single piece of silverware, with his current efforts as Belgium boss seeing The Red Devils reach the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup, but it being hard to tell whether he'd be as capable if he were to return to club management.

PaddyPower offering odds of 150/1 for Lionel Messi

Former player Xavi Hernandez is third favourite in the Barcelona manager odds at 11/2. Another player has been linked, with it being hard to take seriously as PaddyPower return to their roots as a novelty bookmaker, providing odds of 150/1 for Lionel Messi to become next Barcelona boss.

Notable larger prices on likely candidates include Massimiliano Allegri at 13/2, Nuno Espirito Santo at 14/1, Joachim Low at 14/1, Arsene Wenger at 20/1, Jurgen Klopp at 25/1, Laurent Blanc at 20/1, and a return for Luis Enrique at 50/1, or for Pep Guardiola at 66/1.

More outlandish options include Ronald Koeman at 9/1, Leonardo Jardim at 16/1, Jose Mourinho at 66/1, and Frank de Boer at 20/1, but none are anywhere near as unlikely as Lionel Messi. The concept in itself is intriguing, prompting thoughts of a twenty-first century Kenny Dalglish.

It would be easier to believe if it weren't for the incredible standard set by Lionel Messi, which makes it hard to see any outcome where the forward takes on extra pressure in attempting to manage the team that he already primarily leads from the starting eleven.

Ernesto Valverde's main issue this season has been attempting to make Barcelona more than just a one-man-team, where they've faltered any time Lionel Messi hasn't featured.

Real Madrid look like a far weaker team without Cristiano Ronaldo in the lineup and the same is likely for Barcelona, leaving massive concerns over how they'll look to replace him when the Argentine eventually hangs up his boots.

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