Mourinho made betting favourite for Chelsea job

The Irish firm have reported intense interest in both Mourinho and Benitez

Jose Mourinho is Paddy Power’s new betting favourite to succeed Andre Villas-Boas as manager of Chelsea, dislodging former Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez at the head of the market.

The Irish firm have reported intense interest in both Mourinho (9/4) and Benitez (5/2), suggesting that punters believe it is between the two as to whom Roman Abramovich will appoint next.

“Punters seem to think the next Chelsea manager will be a two horse race between ‘The Special One’ and the ‘the goateed one’ – it might be a question of whether Abramovich waits for the fans favourite to become available from Madrid or go for the unemployed man available at the drop of an Ushanka,” said Darren Haines of Paddy Power.

Despite the lack of interest in other potential candidates Pep Guardiola remains a 5/1 chance as bookmakers continue to hedge against the possibility of the Spaniard being tempted away from Barcelona.

Roberto di Matteo is a 7/1 chance although it is unclear whether he would even be considered for the job regardless of how well the team perform during his interim period in charge. While former England boss Fabio Capello is a 9/1 chance and the only other manager at single-figure odds.

Written By:- Jaymes Monte (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 05/03/2012 - 15:37 PM
Filed in:- Chelsea Betting News, Chelsea

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