Odds slashed on Arsene Wenger taking over at Real Madrid

With Zinedine Zidane shockingly leaving the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium today, thoughts now turn to who will replace him as boss…


We have installed Arsene Wenger as the favourite to take over at Real Madrid, after a spate of bets.

The Spanish giants called a press conference this afternoon to announce the departure of three-time Champions League winning manager Zinedine Zidane.

A series of hefty bets on Wenger going to the Bernabeu this morning has seen the odds of him arriving in Madrid slashed from 6/1 to 5/2.

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He’s the clear favourite ahead of Tottenham chief Mauricio Pochettino (3/1) and wantaway Chelsea boss Antonio Conte (7/1).

Asked about the Real Madrid position spokesman Paddy Power said: “That’d be one way of shoving two fingers up at the Arsenal Fan TV lads – ditching the Gunners for the European champions.

“We’ve seen big money for Big Weng to head to Spain, although I’m not sure he’ll need his big jacket out there.”

Next Real Madrid manager

5/2         Arsene Wenger
3/1         Mauricio Pochettino
11/2       Guti
7/1         Antonio Conte
7/1         Joachim Low
12/1       Max Allegri

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