Next Tottenham Hotspur Manager
Jose Mourinho was shown the door by Tottenham Hotspur late last month and as such, the Premier League club are now hunting for a suitable replacement. The big question is, who will take the reins at White Hart Lane as the end of the season fast approaches?
Spurs Next Manager Odds
Tottenham Hotspur’s hunt for a suitable replacement for Jose Mourinho continues and the likelihood is that a new manager won’t be found before the season grinds to a halt. Indeed time is fast running out if Spurs still plan to unveil a new boss before the end of 2020/21 and now that a Champions League berth is looking beyond reach, the fans will be firmly focused on who their club appoints as a replacement for Mourinho.
Many names have been touted since the Portuguese manager left for pastures new, these including the likes of RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann and Ajax gaffer Erik ten Haag, however the former has announced that he is heading to Bayern Munich and the latter has extended his contract with his Dutch employers. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has therefore had to look elsewhere for a suitable candidate and the latest odds suggest that he could look towards Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi who the bookmakers have installed as favourite.
Inzaghi has never ventured outside Italy in a football career which has spanned almost three decades, either as manager or player. He is well regarded at the Italian club after playing for Lazio for eleven years and scoring 28 goals in 133 appearances. After hanging up his boots in 2010, Inzaghi immediately went to coaching and having taking charge of the youth set-up at Lazio he was given the first-team managerial position on an interim basis in 2015/16. He was replaced by Marcelo Bielsa the following season but with the Argentinian leaving soon after, Inzaghi was reinstated on a permanent basis.
The Italian is a general 2/1 shot to be appointed as Tottenham Hotspur manager, ahead of Fulham’s Scott Parker who saw his side relegated to the Championship earlier this week. Graham Potter is a 6/1 shot for the job while Leicester City’s Brendan Rodgers is now out at 10/1.
2/1 – Simone Inzaghi
4/1 – Scott Parker
6/1 – Graham Potter
10/1 – Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers has publicly stated that a move to Tottenham Hotspur doesn’t appeal and he wishes to remain at Leicester City for the foreseeable future, however with Spurs having considerable funds in the bank following Jose Mourinho’s recent move to Serie A club Roma, Daniel Levy won’t be giving up hope on luring the Foxes boss to White Hart Lane.
The bookmakers certainly believe that the club may have the leverage to tempt the 48-year-old from the King Power Stadium with most firms making him favourite to take charge of the North London club at odds of around 10/3.
Rodgers would certainly fit the mould of what Tottenham Hotspur are looking for in a manager, however the Foxes boss will need to consider things very carefully. Rodgers would certainly like the Spurs job but he will need to consider that Leicester City are almost certain to be the Champions League next term while Spurs will realistically be in the Europa League at best, while the Foxes won the Premier League title a few seasons back. Leicester are no longer seen as a small club and with four years left on his six-year deal, a move to Spurs would be financially costly.
As far as Spurs are concerned, it’s a question of whether they want to spend big on a manager who can get them pushing on again, while for Leicester City it’s a case of why let go of a great manager with the club on the verge of a Champions League campaign.
Rodgers can rightly be regarded as one of the best British managers around right now and his attacking style would doubtless appeal to Tottenham. If Spurs can finish in the Premier League top-four this season, then this would boost their chances of getting their man. A big ask.
10/3 – Brendan Rodgers
5/1 – Scott Parker
5/1 – Nuno Espirito Santo
6/1 – Ralf Rangnick
6/1 – Antonio Conti
10/1 – Graham Potter
10/1 – Julen Lopetegui
With the managerial vacancy at White Hart Lane yet to be filled, Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly been wanting to talk to Erik Ten Hag as their hunt for a new boss intensifies. Indeed once his Ajax side have wrapped up the Eredivisie title on Sunday – a single point needed against Emmen at home – then Spurs are expected to make their move. Nothing has been signed yet and there are still other candidates in the wings but Ten Hag is understood to be happy to listen to any proposals from the North London club.
The 51-year-old enjoys an excellent relationship with Ajax director of football Marc Overmars and as things stand he is more than happy at the club, however now that he has won all of the domestic honours in his three-and-a-half years with Ajax, he may be up for a new challenge.
Ten Hag’s contract with Ajax lasts until the end of the season, however he ticks most of the boxes for Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy. He has brought numerous young players through the ranks and is fully committed to front-foot football.
The bookmakers now make Ten Hag firm favourite to be the next permanent manager of Tottenham Hotspur with most firms going 8/11 odds-on that he ends up in the hot-seat. Indeed as things stand in the market, this is very much a one-horse race with joint second favourites Maurizio Sarri and Brendan Rodgers way behind at 10/1 apiece.
Ryan Mason is in temporary charge for the remainder of the season and the caretaker boss is a general 14/1 to be handed the gig on a permanent basis.
It’s fair to say that the past 48 hours hasn’t been quiet in the football world and following the latest bombshell of Tottenham Hotspur boss Jose Mourinho being sacked, punters have been flocking to the ‘Next Tottenham Manager’ betting market in their droves.
Following the announcement yesterday that Jose Mourinho had been sacked from his position as manager of Tottenham Hotspur, the bookies immediately installed Julien Nagelsmann as firm favourite to be appointed as his permanent successor. Nevertheless while the 33-year-old German remains at the top of the market at general odds of 4/1, many firms are going the same odds on Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers who has had his odds slashed from 8/1 to 6/1 over the past 24 hours.
Former AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is next in the market at general odds of 8/1 alongside current interim boss Ryan Mason at the same odds, followed by Wolverhampton Wanderers boss Nuno Espirito Santo (10/1), Rafael Benitez (10/1) and Scott Parker (12/1). Massimiliano Allegri is also a 12/1 shot for the vacant position while Jesse Marsh is a general 16/1 although BetVictor go as low as 5/1 that the RB Salzburg manager is appointed in the role.
4/1 – Julian Nagelsmann
4/1 – Brendan Rodgers
5/1 – Jesse Marsch
6/1 – Eddie Howe
8/1 – Ryan Mason