Next Tottenham manager betting: Postecoglou now clear favourite
Arne Slot’s decision to stay at Feyenoord for another season has shaken up the next Tottenham manager betting again.
The Dutchman had been the hot favourite to replace Antonio Conte at Spurs following a fine campaign where he led the Rotterdam club to the Eredivisie title.
However, Slot told AD Sport: “I have heard a lot about the interest of other clubs in me. I am grateful for the appreciation, but my wish is to stay with Feyenoord and continue to build on the foundation that has been laid there over the past two seasons.”
Xabi Alonso did similar last week when he pledged his future to Bayer Leverkusen, while Vincent Kompany signed a new five-year deal with Burnley at the beginning of May.
Here we assess the remaining contenders to be the next Spurs boss:
Next Tottenham manager betting odds: 4/9
Postecoglou has guided Celtic to the Premiership title in Scotland and they are on course for a domestic treble as he continues to be linked with a move south of the border.
Prior to joining Celtic, his previous successes included winning the A-League title with Brisbane Roar, the Asian Cup with Australia and the J1 League championship with Yokohama.
Whether he would be willing to leave the Glasgow giants remains to be seen but with Celtic doing so well, a job in the Premier League looks the obvious next career move.
Coral’s David Stevens said: “The long search for Conte’s permanent replacement has seen several favourites emerge, from Thomas Tuchel to Julian Nagelsmann, and now Postecoglou is the latest name punters have got behind, with the Celtic man having been as big as 16/1 at one point.”
Next Tottenham manager betting odds: 7/1
Enrique is a highly-regarded coach out of work after leaving his post as Spain manager following their last-16 exit on penalties to Morocco.
He guided Barcelona to Champions League glory in 2015 and took charge of his country in 2018, shortly after Spain’s exit from that year’s World Cup.
He stepped aside for four months in 2019 for personal reasons but returned to oversee a youthful Spanish side’s run to the semi-finals of Euro 2020.
Spain also reached a Nations League final under his guidance but Enrique’s future had been the subject of speculation for some time ahead of the 2022 World Cup, with reports he was considering a return to club football. Could that be with Tottenham?
Next Tottenham manager betting odds: 8/1
Rodgers was sacked by Leicester with the Foxes in danger of relegation but his previous success – most notably their FA Cup win – means he is still highly regarded.
Having also managed Liverpool and Celtic, Rodgers knows about the pressure that the Tottenham job would involve and would surely relish the opportunity to return to Premier League management if Spurs can overlook Leicester’s dismal season.
Next Tottenham manager betting odds: 10/1
The former RB Leipzig coach was a candidate to replace Jose Mourinho in 2021 before he decided to become Bayern Munich manager and is back in the frame following a shock dismissal by the Bundesliga giants at the end of March.
It was during Nagelsmann’s spells with Leipzig and Hoffenheim where he caught the eye of Daniel Levy with his tactical acumen. When one door closes, another one opens springs to mind.
Next Tottenham manager betting odds: 12/1
Potter’s success at Brighton saw him appointed as Chelsea manager but his time at Stamford Bridge could hardly have gone worse.
A massive spending spree had no impact in terms of results and the Blues will finish the season in the bottom half but Potter deserves another chance somewhere after being sacked, although it seems unlikely to be at Tottenham.
Best of the rest
Ruben Amorim has built up a big reputation at Sporting Lisbon this season, being heralded as the best manager to come out of Portugal since Mourinho. He helped the Lions to take four points off Tottenham in their Champions League group and Sporting later knocked Arsenal out of the Europa League on penalties following two draws. Amorim is available at 14/1 in this market.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication