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Next Permanent Chelsea Manager Odds: Benitez the Early Favourite

By Sungame31 @sungame31

Andre Villas-Boas has become the latest manager to leave Chelsea and the betting has already begun on who his successor will be

Premier: Rafa Benitez (Liverpool) reacts against West Brom (AFP)
Chelsea have parted company with manager Andre Villas-Boas after yet another disappointing result at West Bromwich Albion. The loss sees the Blues fall three points behind Arsenal in the race for the final Champions League spot and Paddy Power have been quick to respond with who might replace the Portuguese in the Stamford Bridge hotseat.
Rafa Benitez - 5/4
The former Liverpool and Inter boss heads the betting at 5/4. His experience in England may not have ended on the highest note but his experience of winning the Champions League trophy back in 2005 may certainly catch the eye of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.
Next permanent Chelsea manager odds: Benitez the early favouriteJose Mourinho - 7/2
Spotted house hunting in the capital this week and with rumours that Mourinho may be looking to move on from current club Real Madrid at the end of the season he is next in the betting at 7/2.
The Portuguese has stated his desire to return to England at some point in his career but would he make the move back to Stamford Bridge after the way his relationship broke down when he was last in charge?
Roberto Di Matteo - 9/2
Placed in temporary charge until the end of the season, the former Chelsea player had been part of Villas-Boas' backroom staff and he does have Premier League experience with West Bromwich Albion. With time left to prove himself this season, could the Italian be ready to take on the permanent role when the summer arrives?
Pep Guardiola - 5/1
The current Barcelona manager looks unlikely to retain the Spanish league title with the Catalan giants this season after falling well behind leaders Real Madrid, but could his next managerial move be to Englan

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