Blanc backed into 6/1 for Blues hotseat

France are presently on an unbeaten run of 18 matches

Bookmaker Sportingbet have cut their odds on Laurent Blanc being appointed the next permanent manager of Chelsea to 6/1 following speculation linking the current France boss with a move to Stamford Bridge.

Blanc had been quoted at around the 20/1 mark to succeed Andre Villas-Boas, but rumours in French newspaper Le Parisien suggesting that the former Bordeaux manager would be offered £9million a year to move to west London have seen those odds tumble.

Inter Milan are thought to be interested in approaching the 46-year-old as they search for a replacement for the recently-sacked Claudio Ranieri at the San Siro. Blanc’s current contract with the French national team is due to expire at the end of Euro 2012 and he has yet to agree an extension.

France are presently on an unbeaten run of 18 matches and go to Poland and Ukraine as the 12/1 fifth-favourites for the trophy this summer. However, it is at Bordeaux where the former Manchester United defender cut his cloth and where, after a Champions League game with Chelsea, he made his desire to manage in the Premier League known.

“It is a big goal for me,” said Blanc in 2008. “England is another planet with a real passion, a history, with great players and lots of money. Chelsea is one of the biggest European clubs.”

Former Blues boss Jose Mourinho is still the 9/4 favourite to be the next Chelsea manager, followed by current interim manager Roberto Di Matteo at 5/1.


Written By:- Richard Hodge (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 27/03/2012 - 14:06 PM
Filed in:- Next Manager Betting News, Chelsea