Next Arsenal Manager Betting: Who will succeed Arsene Wenger at Arsenal?
Betting Odds for Next Arsenal Manager
Arsene Wenger’s departure from Arsenal at the end of the season after nearly 22 years at the helm has created what will be one of the most sought-after vacancies in the game.
The decision as to who replaces Wenger will be led by chief executive Ivan Gazidis, head of football relations Raul Sanllehi and head of recruitment Sven Mislintat. Sanllehi’s Barcelona links and Mislintat’s Borussia Dortmund background could be potential factors in any appointment.
There’s no clearcut favourite in the early betting for the next Arsenal manager, but Brendan Rodgers (best current odds of 7-1 at BetVictor) and Carlo Ancelotti (8-1 with William Hill) are generally leading the market with most bookies, largely on the basis of Celtic saying they would allow Rodgers to talk to the Gunners and Ancelotti having already declared an interest in the job.
Passion, respect and success- that is what Arsene Wenger is all about. Thank u for what you’ve done for us at @Arsenal and the football world. ⚽ I’m grateful for everything you’ve taught me & all the trust you’ve put in me no matter how difficult the situation was.Merci Boss! pic.twitter.com/2KyoLyWrVT
— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) April 20, 2018
There are plenty of other top drawer candidates though, with strong interest developing in Luis Enrique (5-1 at Coral), plus the likes of Joachim Low (8-1 with Betfair), Massimiliano Allegri (12-1 at BetFred), Thomas Tuchel (10-1 at BetFred) and Leonardo Jardim (16-1 with William Hill).
It certainly seems that managers with a Bundesliga background are considered serious players as far as the bookies are concerned, with RB Leipzig’s Ralph Hasenhüttl (66-1 at Betway) and Hoffenheim’s 30 year-old boss Julian Nagelsmann (25-1 at William Hill) also in the running.
“I’m not resigning – I’m actually re-signing for another two years!”
— talkSPORT 📻 (@talkSPORT) April 21, 2018
For those who think Arsenal will go with someone with strong links to the club, Patrick Vieira (9-1 with BetFred), Mikel Arteta (25-1 at William Hill) and Thierry Henry (33-1 with BetVictor) are all quoted in the Arsenal manager betting odds, although whether any will be deemed as serious contenders at this stage by the club hierarchy given their lack of managerial experience at the highest level has to be doubted.