Football By Joe Crilly

Hiddink Red-Hot Favourite To Replace Mourinho At The Bridge

With Jose Mourinho having left Chelsea, William Hill are betting on who will take over from him. Guus Hiddink is the 5/6 favourite to take over (slashed already from 7/2 following bets of up to £250)  while Juande Ramos is 9/2. Carlo Ancelotti is 7/1 to make a return, the same price as Pep Guardiola.

“Despite Chelsea’s lowly position in the Premier League, there will be no shortage of managers wanting to come in,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “They will view it as a win/win situation because things can only get better at the Bridge.”

Louis van Gaal is the new 5/4 favourite to be the next manager to leave his job while Steve McClaren is the 6/1 second favourite.

Next permanent Chelsea manager: 5/6 Guus Hiddink; 9/2 Juande Ramos; 7/1 Carlo Ancelotti; 7/1 Pep Guardiola; 10/1 Diego Simeone; 10/1 Fabio Capello; 14/1 Alan Pardew; 16/1 Brendan Rodgers; 16/1 Frank de Boer; 16/1 Ronald Koeman; 20/1 BAR

*the next permanent manager of a given football club will be settled on an official statement from the club or on the club website stating an individual has been appointed as manager of the first team for A YEAR or more.

Chelsea finishing position: 8/1 1st-4th; 4/1 5th-6th; 2/1 7th-8th; 3/1 9th-10th; 3/1 11th or lower

Next Premier League manager to leave: 5/4 L:ouis van Gaal; 6/1 Steve McClaren; 7/1 Remi Garde; 7/1 Alex Neil; 25/1 BAR