In-demand coach now favourite to make London move and join Chelsea!

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Roberto de Zerbi is now the favourite to make the move to Chelsea after the announcement was made that Mauricio Pochettino has left the club.

Roberto De Zerbi has been installed as the early bookmakers’ favourite (9/4) to succeed Pochettino in the hot seat at Stamford Bridge after the sought-after Italian announced his exit from Brighton this summer

‘Following reports of Mauricio Pochettino’s departure from Stamford Bridge, punters have been backing former Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi to take over, and he has been backed into 9/4 from 10/3 in the past hour,’ Betfair spokesperson Sam Rosbottom explained.

‘We all know how well things went for the last former Brighton manager that moved into the CHELSEA dugout, and while De Zerbi is the favourite, punters have also been quick to back other candidates, with money coming in for Ipswich boss Kieran McKenna and Leicester manager Enzo Maresca, who are both now 9/1 having started the day at much bigger odds.

‘What next for Poch? Well, there are number of options on the table, including Bayern Munich. Punters are backing him to take over the German giants at 7/2. He has long been rumoured to make a move to Manchester, and he is currently 15/2 to replace Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford.

‘A switch to international football could also be on the cards, and with Gareth Southgate’s future with England following the Euros uncertain, he could be an option for the FA, with him currently 14/1 to take charge of the Three Lions next.’

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De Zerbi done a wonderful job at Brighton and is one of the best young managers in the Premier League – but he is just the type of manager that Pochettino was – he is actually a step down from the former PSG and Tottenham boss.

He will probably make the move to CHELSEA – but dont be surprised if he didnt last very long.


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