Arsene Wenger’s future at the Emirates Stadium appears to be an almost daily topic of discussion and with the Gunners once again looking likely to miss out on a top four spot in the Premier League fans are clamouring for change at the end of the season. All Arsenal looks at the next Arsenal manager odds – who will replace the longest-serving Premier League manager of all time?
The favourite according to the next Arsenal manager odds
Legendary Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti is considered the number one frontrunner to succeed Arsene Wenger at Arsenal with odds of 11/2 (6.50). Wherever Ancelotti has been he won league titles – at AC Milan Chelsea, PSG, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, and it would be only foolish to think he couldn’t do the same at Arsenal if he was backed correctly to do so.
If it’s another long-term appointment the Gunners are looking to make then Ancelotti to be the next Arsenal manager might not be the way to go, with the Italian turning 59 this year – but success is likely to follow Carlo Ancelotti and that could very well sway the club to appoint the currently free-agent after leaving Bayern Munich earlier in the season.
Probability of next Arsenal manager
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Frontrunners to be next Arsenal manager post-Wenger
Diego Simeone and Thomas Tuchel are at odds of 6/1 (7.00) with the bookmaker Paddy Power and both would feasibly be fan-pleasing options should the board decide to appoint either manager. Atletico’s Simeone has long been linked with the post in north London and would surely bring a completely new dynamic to the football club. Having got the better of Barcelona and Real Madrid in La Liga under his tenure, including winning the title his appointment would breathe new life into the Gunners challenging once again for the Premier League.
Thomas Tuchel on the other hand would be perhaps a step into the unknown to some extent. He impressed while at Dortmund, rejuvenating the side after Jurgen Klopp’s departure and evolved the Bundesliga’s attacking style which caught the eye and impressed – so a similar type of style at Arsenal would surely work very well. The plus side for a perhaps long-term thinking, budget saving board is that the German Tuchel is available on a free right now and is only 44-years old.
Juventus’s manager Massimiliano Allegri is a little further back at 13/2 (7.50) and may be available should he decide he’s taken the Old Lady as far they can go at the end of the season. Losing in the Champions League final last season and trailing, currently, in Serie A to rivals Napoli – could force his hand to move on or the club to look elsewhere should things not work out as planned come May. The 50-year old has a winning pedigree with four Serie A titles and multiple domestic trophies including the Coppa Italia.
The outsiders to replace Arsene Wenger
Some interesting outsiders in this next Arsenal manager odds market are former captain and midfielder Patrick Vieira who is currently managing New York FC in the MLS with odds of 7/1 (8.00). Is the Gunners legend considered by fans ready to be the next Arsenal manager? The MLS side under his guidance haven’t won any silverware in his two seasons at the club and didn’t make the MLS Cup final last season either.
Zinedine Zidane is one of the most notable names in this market at 10/1 (11.0) – the Real Madrid manager is having a horror season in La Liga, trailing current leaders Barcelona by a staggering 19 points.
Eddie Howe who is considered one of the brightest young English managers has long been considered a natural successor to Arsene Wenger, and recently got the better of Arsenal in the Premier League – further piling on the pressure on the wily Frenchman. However, Bournemouth’s Howe is way back in the next Arsenal manager odds at 14/1 (15.0).