Next Tottenham Manager Betting

Southampton manager, Mauricio Pochettino, is still the favourite to be the next Spurs’ boss following Tim Sherwood’s sacking on Tuesday, and since Sherwood’s sacking, Pochettino has been steadily backed in to odds on favourite.

Pochettino is now as short as 2/5 with some bookies and is generally available at 1/2 with the majority. The best price available on him is the 8/13 you can currently get with Ladbrokes.

Previous favourite, Frank de Boer of Ajax, has now drifted out to second favourite and is now a best price of 7/2 with BetVictor.

Of the other candidates, Rafa Benitez is 6/1 with Betfred, and David Moyes is 14/1 with Skybet.

I’m not sure I’d be backing Pochettino at that price, according to Telegraph Sport, he has a clause in his contract saying that Pochettino himself has to pay it up if he leaves early, which could amount to £2M.

One way around this is for Pochettino to pay the contract up, with Spurs giving him a signing on fee to cover the payment. The only problem with that is, can anyone imagine Daniel Levy saying ‘of course we will cover the cost,’ I’d be very surprised.

I’m not saying that I think Pochettino won’t get the job – he may, or he may not – just that a lot of water still has to pass under a lot of bridges for it to happen. I’m not so sure that at heavy odds on favourite, this represents good value on all of this happening.

On the Betfair betting exchange, Pochettino is trading at around the 1.80 – 1.85 mark, but the market has been fairly quiet. With the Manchester United next manager market soon to be concluded, I expect it may liven up somewhat.

Next Tottenham Manager Odds

Tim Sherwood hasn’t even been sacked yet and already bookmakers have a market up for the next Tottenham manager, with Dutchman Louis Van Gaal installed as a heavy odds on favourite.

BetVictor are 4/7 on Van Gaal, and that is currently the market leader, with Stan James going as short as 1/3 already. Second favourite is Saints’ manager, Mauricio Pochettino, who is a best price of 6/1 with Stan James, but in keeping with differing opinions, he is 4/1 with most other layers.

In the world of the bookmakers, this appears to be a simple 2 horse race, as next in the betting is Jurgen Klinsmann and Michael Laudrup, both at best prices of 25/1.

Klinsmann is 25/1 with Bet365, who have Laudrup at 16/1. While you can get Laudrup at 25/1 with BetVictor.

Significant others are Glenn Hoddle 33/1, a return for Harry Redknapp is 66/1. One I like the look of is Rafa Benitez, who is a top price of 40/1 with Bet365 to leave Napoli and take over.

Benitez likes it in England, and knows how to set up and organise a team, something which Spurs seems to badly lack. Would he be prepared to leave Napoli after just one year though? That’s the major doubt. I’m not suggesting it will happen, I just have a feeling that Benitez would be a good fit for Spurs, and at 40/1 it is good value for a small bet.

As I already mentioned though, Tim Sherwood hasn’t been sacked yet. Betfair (Exchange) currently have him as second favourite at 11/5, behind ‘No Manager To Leave’ in their next manager to leave his post market.

The speculation suggests he will be sacked at the end of the season, and I don’t think Sherwood is going to quit on principle. In football though, nothing surprises us, but I don’t see it as great value at 11/5.