With Arsene Wenger under pressure and just a few months left of his Arsenal contract, it is looking more and more likely that he will not renew his contract this summer, so the rumours are rife about who is likely to replace the man who has run the club for the last 20 years.
I have been sent this update on the latest odds on who will replace Le Prof from the great betting comparison site Oddschecker, and their seems to be a lot of movement lately. There must have been a lot of bets coming in lately so is this because someone has some inside information?
Anyway, this is what they have to say: The Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel has emerged as a new contender to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal. The 43-year-old has shortened to 3/1 with Coral to be the next permanent manager. The initial movement in the market was seen with Paddy Power on our site, where he had shortened to 4/1 by 8.31am on Friday 10th February. He was previously 33/1 on February 6th.
Patrick Vieiri had previously moved from 16/1 to 6/1 overnight from February 6th to February 7th with SkyBet. He remains 6/1 with SkyBet but has drifted to 12/1 with BetVictor.
Tuchel is now joint favourite for the role at the Emirates Stadium alongside Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri, also at 3/1 with Coral, and Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe, 3/1 with BetVictor.
Among the top European managers currently working, Germany manager Joachim Low is 16/1 for the role while Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has drifted to 14/1 with SkyBet and Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has gone out to 20/1, also with SkyBet.
I can certainly see the attraction to Tuchel, having made Dortmund into a top European side despite Bayern Munich stealing all their players, and its obvious that he has been very loyal to the club. Allegri is also very tempting and Eddie Howe is good at motivating mediocre players (which, arguably) Arsenal have a few……
So which of those would give you the most confidence?