Tottenham next manager odds: Conte & Pochettino FAVOURITES for Spurs job with new talks underway, Zidane enters the mix
ANTONIO CONTE and Mauricio Pochettino are the leading contenders to be Tottenham's next permanent managerial appointment.
That's according to bookmakers Betfair, who've installed the pair as market favourites to replace Jose Mourinho in North London.
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Tottenham's search for a new appointment has been turbulent to say the least.
First-choice target Julian Nagelsmann snubbed Daniel Levy's advances and joined Bayern Munich before Ajax's Erik ten Hag penned a contract extension in Amsterdam.
Nuno Espirito Santo, Maurizio Sarri and Jurgen Klinsmann have all been considered favourites by the bookies in the five weeks since Mourinho's departure.
But their odds have now drifted with Conte and Pochettino the frontrunners.
Former Chelsea boss Conte is available at 5/2 having been a whopping 20/1 just a few days ago.
The fiery Italian has decided to leave Inter Milan just three weeks after guiding the club to their first Serie A title in 11 years.
Next permanent Tottenham manager – Betfair
- Antonio Conte – 5/2 –
- Mauricio Pochettino – 10/3
- Erik ten Hag – 9/2
- Roberto Martinez – 5/1
- Graham Potter – 15/2
- Zinedine Zidane – 9/1
- Nuno Espirito Santo – 11/1
- Brendan Rodgers – 12/1
- Jurgen Klinsmann – 14/1
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The two parties have been unable to agree on a clear project with Conte demanding investment and Inter desperate to generate over £70m in player sales.
The 51-year-old, who revealed some months ago that he's open to a return to English football, will receive £6million in compensation and will become a free agent.
Following closely at 10/3 is Tottenham legend Mauricio Pochettino.
The Argentine led Spurs in two close-run campaigns for the Premier League title and the Champions League final before his dismissal in November 2019.
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The Athletic claim Levy has now opened talks with the Paris Saint-Germain manager, who is 'attracted' to the idea of a Tottenham homecoming.
Poch won the French Super Cup and the Coupe de France but lost in the Champions League semi-finals to Manchester City and watched as Lille wrestled the title away for only the second time in nine seasons.
But it could be a tricky one to pull off with the 49-year-old's contract running until June 2022 and PSG hesitant to appoint yet another new boss.
Ten Hag and Belgium manager Roberto Martinez are next in the market, priced at 9/2 and 5/1 respectively while Brighton's Graham Potter remains on the short-list at 15/2.
Zinedine Zidane is a new contender for the vacant position at 9/1 with the Frenchman set to leave Real Madrid for the second time.
Free agent Nuno Espirito Santo is 11/1 with Leicester's Brendan Rodgers available at 12s and Jurgen Klinsmann completes the nine-runner field at 14/1.
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