Odds slashed on next potential AFC manager!
Now whether you’re into betting on the football or not, there’s a general assumption that when odds are massively slashed on a single price, then there may be something going on behind the scenes. The Bookies themselves may not know what’s going on, but a sudden flourish of bets on one price suggests that someone, somewhere, knows something. Like they say, there’s no smoke without fire.
The betting site in question is Ladbrokes, who have today slashed odds on Diego Simeone coming to England for his next top managerial job. The Argentine is just 6/4 to come to England for a Prem job by the end of 2017, and the bookies list Arsenal as the favourites at 5/1.
5/1 may still seem a fair way from being an odds on favourite, but with Chelsea at 8/1 and United at 9/1, it seems as if there is something swinging in Arsenal’s favour.
A Ladbrokes spokesperson said: “Simeone is ready for his big break in England, and Arsenal have pushed their way to the front of the pack to snap up the La Liga legend.”
Of course what may be pushing the drive forward is that fact that Arsene Wenger has continuously hinted that this may be his last year at the helm of Arsenal football club. After 20 years in North London, Wenger may finally see out his contract this season and wave goodbye to Arsenal upon the conclusion of the Premier League. Arsenal therefore may be priced as favourites ahead of Chelsea and United, both of whom have recently installed new managers themselves. Although in theory given both club’s records, it wouldn’t surprise me if either were sacked before Arsene Wenger’s reign comes to an end.
Diego Simeone has previously been mentioned in the media as a potential candidate to take over Arsene Wenger at Arsenal. The Argentine has worked wonders in Madrid, with Atletico rising up to challenge on both domestic and European scales.
Personally I’m not sure if I’m a fan of Simeone because although I recognise his talent as a manager, I’m not sure if he likes to play the way Arsenal are notorious for playing. His methods, style and tactics would be a very different approach to the one of Arsene Wenger and it could mean that a whole host of current players do not suit Simeone’s preference.
Could Simeone be in line for the next Arsenal job, or is there someone better suited to take over at the Emirates?