Chris Coleman also among favourites to manage Leicester City after Craig Shakespeare sacked at the King Power Stadium
Manuel Pellegrini is now the 7/2 favourite to become the next manager of Leicester City, with the Head Coach of Hebei China Fortune apparently top of the Midlands’ club wish list, although perhaps the Chilean no longer wants to manage in the Premier League after previously doing well with Manchester City.
Chris Coleman is a 9/2 poke and remains noncommittal with regard to his position in charge of the Welsh national team, with Claude Puel also shortening in the betting and the former Southampton manager can be backed at a best price of 5/1.
Leicester are clearly not in a hurry to appoint a successor to Craig Shakespeare, with Sean Dyche available at 6/1 and caretaker boss Michael Appleton available at 12/1 and in with a chance of getting the post if he continues to get results on the pitch.
Chris Coleman is a 2/1 chance to become the next manager of Leicester City, with the opportunity arising shortly after the Wales manager narrowly failed to steer his country’s national team into the World Cup play-offs.
While senior players including Gareth Bale want Coleman to remain in charge, he has made it clear of his ambitions to manage in the Premier League and it looks likely that he’s applied for the role made vacant after Craig Shakespeare was sacked.
Bet365 have Coleman as favourite, while Sean Dyche is a 3/1 chance to leave Burnley and take charge of the Foxes, while Sam Allardyce is 8/1 although he’s made it fairly clear that he’s not interested in a return to club management.
It was always going to be a tough start to the Premier League season for Leicester City considering that Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United were among their early opponents.
However, after a 1-1 draw with West Brom on Monday, the club’s owners have acted and axed someone who replaced Claudio Ranieri last season after previously being the Italian’s assistant.
The search is now under way for a new manager and perhaps the candidate has already been sounded out, with BetVictor offering 8/1 that Carlo Ancelotti becomes the next manager of the Foxes.
Ancelotti has previously managed in England when winning the title with Chelsea, with the Italian having been in charge of Bayern Munich until recently when some poor results saw him make way.
If Ancelotti doesn’t get the nod, there are likely to be a wave of applications for the vacant position and the club are likely to go for a high-profile candidate, with Sam Allardyce available as 5/2 favourite.
Allardyce would have preferred to still be in charge of England right now and perhaps he doesn’t want to return to club management, although Leicester might wave some cash in his direction.
Chris Coleman is a 6/1 poke and might be tempted to leave Wales and take charge in the Premier League, although City are scrapping away near the foot of the table and perhaps they are in for a tough season.
Nigel Pearson is 8/1 to return to the Midlands club although he is apparently not being considered, while Michael Appleton and Alan Pardew are 12/1.
All odds were correct at time of posting.