Football By Joe Crilly

Who Is Favourite For Chelsea Job? Shortlist Is Very Long List

Jorge Sampaoli is 7/4 favourite to become the next permanent Chelsea manager with William Hill who make Antonio Conte 5/1 - both Diego Simeone & Pep Guardiola are 7/1.

Reports have suggested that Mauricio Pochettino could be on Chelsea’s shortlist, although the Spurs boss is currently 16/1 for the gig, the same price as Massimiliano Allegri.

“Pochettino’s stock has risen considerably since his move to White Hart Lane and there will no doubt be a host of clubs looking into the prospect of having him as their manager,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Chelsea manager on the first day of the 2016/17 season: 7/4 Jorge Sampaoli; 5/1 Antonio Conte; 7/1 Diego Simeone; 7/1 Pep Guardiola; 8/1 Guus Hiddink; 12/1 Didier Deschamps; 12/1 Manuel Pellegrini; 16/1 Massimiliano Allegri; 16/1 Mauricio Pochettino; 20/1 Brendan Rodgers; 20/1 Roberto Mancini; 33/1 Joachim Low; 33/1 Laurent Blanc; 33/1 Luis Enrique; 33/1 Rafa Benitez; 33/1 Unai Emery; 40/1 BAR