Tottenham Hotspur next manager betting update: Italian duo linked!

David Moyes

With Tottenham Hotspur sacking Tim Sherwood, who do the bookmakers think will replace him in the White Hart Lane hot seat?

Sherwood lost his job on Tuesday despite winning over half of his games in charge of Spurs, and lasted just six months having replaced Andre Villas-Boas back in December. It remains to be seen what is next for the former England international midfielder, but Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will now be focusing his attention on bringing in a replacement.

The bookmakers have been fervently monitoring the situation for the next Tottenham manager on the second day of trading, so here is a look at who is moving in the market today.

Odds shortening

The biggest mover in today's market has been former Roma boss Luciano Spalletti. The Italian, who was replaced at Zenit St. Petersburg by former Spurs manager Andre Villas-Bos, is currently without a club and whilst he is being strongly linked with a move to AC Milan, Spalletti is now as short as 35/2 to take over at White Hart Lane.

Most of the market is drifting out today, but another Italian who has seen his odds cut is former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti. Currently with Real Madrid, it would be incredibly unlikely that the former AC Milan manager would leave the Spanish giants for North London, but he is now down to 23/1.

Odds lengthening

Where to begin here...almost the entire market have seen their odds lengthen today, and that includes Frank de Boer, Rafael Benitez, David Moyes, Thomas Tuchel, and Roberto Mancini. De Boer seems set on staying with Ajax and continuing his fine work there, and the same can be said for Benitez with Napoli.

The allure of Moyes has definitely diminished since his dismal spell at Manchester United and Spurs fans have voiced their displeasure at the prospect of him taking over. Tuchel looks set for Schalke, whilst Mancini looks poised to stay with Galatasaray having been there less than a year.

The favourite

The main reason for so many managers drifting out is that Mauricio Pochettino is now the odds-on favourite to take the job. The Southampton boss was evens last night but more and more speculation is emerging that the Argentine is set on a move to Tottenham, believing that he has taken Southampton as far as he can with Luke Shaw and Adam Lallana set to be sold.

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