Gian Piero Gasperini drops to 1/3 in Next Roma Manager Odds

Gian Piero Gasperini drops to 1/3 in Next Roma Manager Odds

Roma expected to appoint Gian Piero Gasperini as the club’s next manager

It took longer than first anticipated, but Gian Piero Gasperini is picking up the deserved attention after proving himself to be one of Italy’s most talented managers. He joined the club in place of Edoardo Reja, who previously could only reach thirteenth in the table, only for Gasperini to push Atalanta up to fourth in his first attempt.

His second term resulted at seventh while getting as far as the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia, but he’s reached yet another level this time around, making it to third as well as featuring in the Coppa Italia Final. Past years saw him in charge of Crotone, Genoa, Internazionale and Palermo, but the sixty-one-year-old has truly come into his own as he’s reached the latter stage of his managerial career.

Manager odds markets had him as an outsider for Juventus and AC Milan, and he now stands as the distinct favourite to claim the Roma job. Even though a lot of football fans are unaware of his name compared to the more weighty figures in the sport, his successes at Atalanta have been enough to prove how worthy he is of such a step up.

Gian Piero Gasperini cut from 12/1 to 1/3 to be appointed Roma manager

In a peculiar turn of events, Gian Piero Gasperini could be replacing Claudio Ranieri after he previously saw his job at Inter Milan taken over by Ranieri several years ago. Back then, Gasperini wasn’t enjoying his start to life in management – sacked at both Genoa and Inter Milan – but he’s a far more suitable candidate for managing a big club now, as proven during an absolutely sensational two years at the Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia.

The original next Roma manager odds market put Claudio Ranieri down as favourite to continue his role at the club. An eventual announcement saw Ranieri ruling himself out of the running, and the previous 12/1 price for Gian Piero Gasperini dropped all the way down to 1/3. It could be seen as something that will only change again, however it’s been the case for over a week, making it far more likely to have some truth behind it.

Assuming that Gian Piero Gasperini would be more capable of leading a top side than back when he took charge of Inter Milan in 2011, the only remaining question would be over whether or not leaving Atalanta for Roma would be a necessarily clever step up. The history and majesty of AS Roma would be tempting to any manager, but as he fought hard to get Atalanta three places higher than the team he’s supposedly joining says a lot about all he’s built at his current club, as well as how much the mighty have fallen over at the Stadio Olimpico.

Claudio Ranieri Roma

Claudio Ranieri has already confirmed his intention to leave Roma at the end of the season following a caretaker role following the sacking of Eusebio Di Francesco.

Current Roma Manager Odds on Paddy Power

Gian Piero Gasperini – 1/3

Jose Mourinho – 4/1

Maurizio Sarri – 6/1

Antonio Conte – 9/1

Marcelo Bielsa – 11/1

Claudio Ranieri – 11/1

Rafa Benitez – 25/1

Francesco Totti – 25/1

Erik ten Hag – 25/1

Vincenzo Montella – 33/1

Fabio Capello – 60/1

Daniele De Rossi – 60/1