Real Madrid next manager – latest odds: Bookies reveal the most likely candidates to replace Carlo Ancelotti | The Sun

MAURICIO POCHETTINO is a leading contender to become Real Madrid's next permanent manager.

That's according to bookmakers Betfair, who've priced the Argentine tactician at 4/1 to succeed Carlo Ancelotti at the Bernabeu.


But there's no lack of competition in the betting markets with Raul, Xabi Alonso and Thomas Tuchel all available at single-figure prices.

Zinedine Zidane is also considered an option to take charge of a third spell with the Spanish heavyweights.

Arsenal's Mikel Arteta features in Betfair's candidates, along with Antonio Conte, Erik ten Hag, Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp.

Carlo Ancelotti is looking less and less likely to fulfil his contract, which expires in June 2024.

The Italian, 63, guided Madrid to Champions League and LaLiga glory last season but pressure is mounting with the club now 12 points behind Barcelona in the title race.

Real Madrid could also knocked out of the Copa del Rey, after losing 1-0 in the first leg of their semi-final tie against Barcelona.

That would leave the Champions League as Ancelotti's only chance of silverware.

Real Madrid next manager

Betfair odds

  • Raul – 10/3
  • Mauricio Pochettino – 4/1
  • Xabi Alonso – 5/1
  • Thomas Tuchel – 15/2
  • Zinedine Zidane – 10/1
  • Mikel Arteta – 14/1
  • Julen Lopetegui – 20/1
  • Antonio Conte – 20/1
  • Didier Deschamps – 20/1
  • Erik ten Hag – 25/1
  • Julian Nagelsmann – 25/1
  • Jose Mourinho – 25/1
  • Jurgen Klopp – 25/1

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However, winning the competition would require Real to beat Premier League Chelsea in the quarter-finals, followed by either Manchester City or Bayern Munich in the final four.

Furthermore, Ancelotti is now odds-on 1/3 to become Brazil's next manager and replace Tito, who paid the price for a disappointing quarter-final exit in Qatar.

If Ancelotti were to leave, Raul is the frontrunner at 10/3.

The 45-year-old has impressed in his current role with the reserve team, and is a club legend having scored 323 goals and won six league titles during his 16-year stay.

Free agent Pochettino is a close second at 4/1.

It could be third-time lucky for Real Madrid, who've tried and failed twice to lure Pochettino to the Bernabeu. However, they are likely to find themselves in a battle with Tottenham for his signature.

Xabi Alonso and Thomas Tuchel follow next at 5/1 and 15/2 respectively, ahead of Zinedine Zidane at 10/1.

Mikel Arteta is offered at 14/1 to leave his league leaders, while Antonio Conte, Didier Deschamps, Erik ten Hag, Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp are priced between 20-25/1.





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