Betting news on the next Arsenal manager – No smoke without fire?

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?


Updated: February 11, 2017 — 8:18 pm


  1. If we look at the success he has had with what he has had to work with Simeone, in a league dominated by Real and Barca has performed miracles. Including two CL finals.

    Allegri is a great coach and he has improved Juve, but they havent had any competition for years over in Italy, so coming to the PL might be a little hard on him. Having said that Conte seems to be flourishing.

    Tuchel has not been as successful as Klopp in Dortmund. Klopp won things Tuchel just gets the team to play well and compete. He might be a good Manager but the proof is in the pudding.

    The rest are not Arsenal material.

    I would go with Simeone, flanked by Adams, Henry, Bergkamp and Viera. Our coaching team needs and overhaul as well.

  2. I absolutely doubt it. Not Allegri, not Simeone. Arsene will lead the pack. You heard the man yesterday, he’s not going to give it away. If I had 100 million to spend I’d buy myself a box at the Emirates for the rest of my life and watch all the games until the day I die. The rest I will spend to buy all Arsenal kits and glance over them the week before the game and looking forward to the event. Prior to that I will spend one million to buy myself a flat on the Highbury Ground. Alas, I don’t have 100 million and I am not Wenger. What do I know more than eating, sleeping and drinking Arsenal? What the fsck do I know?

  3. That Mbappe guy reminds so much of thierry .. Should be the next transfer surely. Must cost 60 mil now he scored hattrick ..

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