Mourinho odds-on in next permanent Tottenham manager betting

Who next for Spurs?

Mauricio Pochettino/Tottenham Manager ©imago images / Paul Marriott 20.11.2019

Early on Tuesday morning, the odds on Mauricio Pochettino being the Next Premier League Manager To Go, were chopped in as short as even money with some bookmakers. That huge market leap was justified as well. Later in the day, Tottenham gave him the push. Spurs have struggled this season. They head back into the Premier League action this weekend sitting firmly rooted in the bottom half of the table.

Rafa Benitez Next Spurs Manager


Great relationship turns sour

The shine appeared to disappear from the Pochettino & Tottenham relationship after they lost last season’s Champions League Final 2-0 against Liverpool. There was heavy speculation that Pochettino was going to go during the summer. But he stuck in there at his job. He never looked a happy camper during the pre-season however. He couldn’t get the transfers done that he wanted and it appeared as if he felt his hands were tied.

So now he’s gone. As soon as any major European managerial job comes up, he will likely be straight in at the head of the market. He has had many links with Manchester United and Real Madrid. Now there is a position potentially open at Bayern Munich who have a temporary manager in charge having recently sacked Niko Kovic.

But the pressing question is not about Pochettino’s future. It’s about who takes over at Spurs?

Next Spurs Permanent Manager Odds*

Jose Mourinho 2/5
Eddie Howe 6/1
Massimiliano Allegri 6/1
Julian Nagelsmann 8/1
Carlo Ancelotti 8/1
Rafa Benitez 10/1
Brendan Rodgers 20/1
Nuno Espirito Santo 33/1
*( betting odds taken from bet365 on November 19th, 2019 at 5:39 pm)

Premier League Betting at Bet365

Mourinho the man for Spurs?

It looks for all intents and purposes, a bit of a done deal that it will be Jose Mourinho who takes over as the next permanent Spurs manager. He was the one filling all the headlines late on Tuesday. Speculation didn’t stray too much from him. Some reports suggested that he would be in place by Thursday.

The former Chelsea and Manchester United man has that all-important Premier League experience. He is also a Champions League winner and is readily available to step in.

That may make him attractive. But the Portuguese isn’t the type of manager that Tottenham usually go for. Spurs run on a tight budget and Mourinho has been the type of manager in his career who has built teams around big-money signings.

Still, Mourinho is the 2/5 odds on favourite to take over at Spurs*( betting odds taken from bet365 on November 19th, 2019 at 5:39 pm).

Rafa Benitez the better bet?

Rafa Benitez sitting in the hot seat at Tottenham? You can kind of see the fit there. After his enduring tenure with Newcastle, juggling a very tight budget and managing to keep the Magpies afloat nonetheless, Benitez is a man who knows how to work with restrictions. He would bring plenty of Premier League experience to the table and had  silverware successes with Liverpool. Since Newcastle strangely got rid of the Spaniard in favour of Steve Bruce, Benitez, like Mourinho would be ready to go for Spurs and isn’t an unappealing price of 10/1 to take over at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium*( betting odds taken from bet365 on November 19th, 2019 at 5:39 pm).

Other Contenders

There are some big names who are not in work at the moment. There is the former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri out in the managerial wilderness after being given the push for Juve despite winning Serie A title after Serie A title. A lot of his work was done with mercenary-type players earning big wages towards the end of their careers. So perhaps he wouldn’t be the greatest fit for Spurs but is highly regarded.

RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann continues to raise his stature and would be a great fit for the London club. He’s done a terrific job in building RB Leipzig up to be Bundesliga title contender. But because Leipzig are going so well, it’s not an ideal time for Spurs to try and pry him away. But what about current Premier League managers?

Leicester’s Brendan Rodgers has been touted around at 20/1*( betting odds taken from bet365 on November 19th, 2019 at 5:39 pm). But he is highly unlikely to move from the Foxes. Leicester are going well in the EPL and have great structure in place there.

So would this likely be Eddie Howe’s time to move up? For a long time the Bournemouth man has been touted as a future boss of a leading Premier League side. He will be an appealing option for Spurs. Unless of course, Spurs are intent on changing pace and are turning into a spending club.