Top Manager Markets To Keep An Eye On
Betting on sports has evolved over the past ten years, but one of the most lucrative markets available to punters doesn’t involve betting on the action on the pitch. Instead, punters can maximise their returns when placing a bet on sports, like the NBA, NFL or European soccer using the manager markets.
The cruel world of football management can ensure that legendary figures who were once seen as untouchable could be under pressure within a month.
The fall from grace can change in the matter of a couple of bad results, and that ensures that the manager markets are always packed with value for punters, but according to bookmakers which managers could we see at new clubs before too long?
One of the most coveted managers in the world at this moment of time is the former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri. It would seem that no manager currently holding a top European job would feel secure in their current position due to the fact that Allegri left his position at Juventus in the summer.
The Italian boasts the highest-ever win percentage at the Old Lady, with Allegri winning 70.4% of his games in charge.
Not only that, but he became the only coach in the top five European leagues to win four domestic doubles between 2015 and 2018. He was forced to leave the Old Lady in the summer due to the club feeling that they should have been performing better in the Champions League.
It is unknown where his next club may be, but he is already among the favourites to be the next boss at Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and PSG.
Jose Mourinho’s departure from Manchester United was inevitable after their stuttering start to the 2018-19 season. He certainly made no qualms about how he felt he was being undermined by the board after they failed to meet his requirements and bring in a new central defender.
Regardless, his reputation remains strong, and he is still rightly considered as one of the best manager’s in the world. His achievements have ensured that he remains a possible option for all clubs.
He has won top-flight titles in Spain, England, Portugal and Italy, while he has also won the Champions League at FC Porto and Inter Milan. It will no doubt be a big job that he takes on next, with Lyon already being knocked back in their approach for the Portuguese.
He is the current favourite to be appointed the next Borussia Dortmund head coach, after Lucien Favre’s inconsistent start to the new Bundesliga season. However, Mourinho is also among the favourites to be the next manager at Tottenham, Real Madrid, PSG and Bayern Munich.
The stock of the Northern Irishman has certainly risen since he returned to the Premier League with Leicester City. He is now widely tipped to become the next manager of Manchester United, Arsenal, or Tottenham Hotspur in case Pochettino gets the sack.
Still, it would be difficult to predict whether any of those roles could tempt him should the Foxes achieve their goal and break into the top-six of the Premier League this season.
Rodgers is flourishing back in the Premier League after a short stay in Scotland with Celtic. While he was north of the border, he won two titles and two Scottish Cups. During that time, he also guided Celtic to a British-record total of 69 matches unbeaten.
However, he always made it clear that his long-term future was back in the Premier League and when Leicester came calling, he couldn’t say no.
At the King Power, he has one of the most exciting young sides in the country, and it would be difficult to see him leaving that project before he has achieved what he has set up to do.