Odds slashed of Antonio Conte taking over from Jose Mourinho

A stream of bets this morning has caused our bean counters to chop the odds on Antonio Conte replacing the Manchester United manager…


We have slashed the odds of Antonio Conte taking over from Jose Mourinho at Manchester United following a flurry of large bets this morning.

With the ex-Chelsea boss – a notorious rival of Mourinho’s – out of a job, he’s now the 5/1 second favourite to take over at Old Trafford, in from 14/1.

He is rated more likely than Mauricio Pochettino (6/1), Carlo Ancelotti (14/1), and Ryan Giggs (14/1), who have all previously been linked with the job.

PaddyPower.com has the latest Premier League odds

Zinedine Zidane is the 2/1 favourite for the role, despite reports suggesting the club are not considering him as a replacement.

Asked about the Conte price cut spokesman Paddy Power said: “We’ve been inundated with bets on Antonio Conte to Man United all day, and have been forced to butcher the odds on him taking over from his arch-nemesis.

“We’re sure that he’d love the opportunity to show Jose up, plus, it’s gotta be better than sitting around in your pants all day and watching Jeremy Kyle.”

Next Manchester United Manager

2/1         Zinedine Zidane
5/1         Antonio Conte
6/1         Mauricio Pochettino
14/1       Carlo Ancelotti
14/1       Ryan Giggs
14/1       Massimiliano Allegri
20/1       Luis Enrique
22/1       Thomas Tuchel

  • To see a full list of odds, head here.
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* All odds correct at time of posting.

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