Next Chelsea Manager Odds: Zidane, Zola, Lampard in frame

Next Chelsea Manager Odds: Zidane, Zola, Lampard in frame

Next Chelsea Manager Odds: Zidane, Zola, Lampard in frame

Following the recent poor run of results at Chelsea, odds have now been released on who will be the man to replace Maurizio Sarri in the dugout.

Reports have surfaced today that owner Roman Abramovich has allegedly given Sarri two weeks to save his job or face the sack, just seven months after he was appointed as manager after leaving Napoli.

Sarri has won 26 of his first 40 games in charge of Chelsea, drawing six and losing eight, but it is the manner of the recent defeats that have been particularly worrying for both the club and supporters of alike.

Chelsea have lost their last two away games in the Premier League by an aggregate scoreline of 10-0 against both Bournemouth and Manchester City, with the latter securing a 6-0 victory on Sunday evening.

It wouldn’t be the first time that this group of players have given up on a manager, with Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte suffering similar fates at Stamford Bridge once they publicly called out players, just as Sarri now has.

Will they follow Manchester United’s approach?

There are three main contenders currently in the frame for the role if current odds are to be believed, two of which are club legends.

After seeing the success Manchester United have had since appointing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer back in December – winning 10 of their 11 games, drawing the other – Chelsea could well follow that blueprint.

Current assistant manager Gianfranco Zola has been priced as the current third-favourite to take over from Sarri, being priced at 6/1 with BetVictor to be promoted to the role of manager.

Zola looked bemused on Sunday when Sarri refused to shake Pep Guardiola’s hand at full-time at the Etihad Stadium, though he hasn’t had overwhelming success as a manager, struggling at West Ham, Watford and Birmingham. However, Solskjaer also failed in his time as Cardiff manager but is achieving far more with the tools now at his disposal.

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Elsewhere, Chelsea’s all-time leading goalscorer Frank Lampard has also been linked with the role after having a decent start to his spell in charge of Derby. He also has former Blues midfielder Jody Morris as part of his coaching staff and the pair would certainly be a popular candidate amongst supporters.

Still only 40, Lampard is a baby in the world of football management and Chelsea would be a huge job for him to take on so early on in his career, but would he be able to turn down a club he holds so dearly to his heart? Lampard is priced at 5/2 with BetVictor to become the next Chelsea manager.

He is joined by Zinedine Zidane at 5/2 with BetVictor, with the former Real Madrid manager being one of the biggest name coaches currently available and out of work.

Zidane was a three-time winner of the Champions League during his time at the Santiago Bernabeu, winning the tournament in three straight seasons and he has also been linked with the Manchester United job. Zidane was also Eden Hazard’s hero growing up and appointing him as manager could well keep him at Stamford Bridge, while the Frenchman also tried to sign the former PFA Player of the Year in his time as Madrid boss.

Other Contenders

The three names at the top of the list appear to be the strongest contenders at this moment in time, although there are others who are also priced as potential candidates to replace Sarri.

Jose Mourinho is the fourth favourite with BetVictor, currently being priced at 8/1 to come back for a third spell at Stamford Bridge, although that seems unlikely with how low is stock currently is.

Guus Hiddink has also been Chelsea manager twice, being caretaker manager twice at Stamford Bridge and Abramovich sees him as a trusted pair of hands to take it on a temporary basis.

Elsewhere, Laurent Blanc (9/1), Diego Simeone (12/1), Brendan Rodgers (12/1) and Luis Enrique (16/1) are all available to be backed with BetVictor.

Full Next Chelsea Manager Odds:

Zinedine Zidane at 5/2 with BetVictor – BET HERE

Frank Lampard at 5/2 with BetVictor – BET HERE

Gianfranco Zola at 6/1 with BetVictor – BET HERE

Jose Mourinho at 8/1 with BetVictor – BET HERE

Laurent Blanc at 9/1 with BetVictor – BET HERE

Guus Hiddink at 10/1 with BetVictor – BET HERE

Diego Simeone at 12/1 with BetVictor – BET HERE

Brendan Rodgers at 12/1 with BetVictor – BET HERE

Luis Enrique at 16/1 with BetVictor – BET HERE

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