Unai Emery is facing one of the biggest tests of his managerial career as his club Paris Saint-Germain prepare to take on Real Madrid over two legs in the Champions League. The PSG owners crave European success and an early exit to last year’s winners could spell the beginning of the end for Emery. What Are The Odds looks at the next PSG manager odds.
PSG are storming to a French Ligue 1 title this season and with that all but in the bag the European dream in winning the Champions League is the main priority for a team that boasts the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. All eyes will be on the first leg on Wednesday in Madrid, as bookmakers such as BetVictor are already tipping some of the Premier League’s big names to replace Emery as the next PSG manager.
Jose Mourinho who recently penned a new deal with Manchester United is backed as the favourite to replace Emery at PSG, with odds of 4/1 (5.00). Jose was previously linked with the French club early in the season - with reports suggesting the Portuguese boss thinks the PSG project is ‘special’. No doubt the French giants owners would fancy taking Mourinho should the opportunity arise, a big name leading a big club to European glory - with a proven track record with Inter Milan and Porto.
Tottenham, should they fail to clinch Champions League football at the end of the season, could find themselves at the centre of a flurry of transfer interest for key players and even their manager. Mauricio Pochettino is next in the running and is priced at 5/1 (6.00) to be the next PSG manager. The Argentine would seemingly be keen to lead out Spurs at their new stadium next season and make an almighty push for the title and silverware at their new home so it would be quite a shock to see him depart the north London club this summer.
Antonio Conte at 6/1 (7.00) and Arsene Wenger at 8/1 (9.00) are pretty decent outsider shouts - both managers are under-pressure at Chelsea and Arsenal and both clubs boards may decide to freshen things up between now and the end of the season. Meaning two high-profile managers could be available or tempted away by the financial clout of PSG should they also want to change direction from Unai Emery.
Huddersfield Town fans shouldn’t worry just yet as their boss David Wagner is a major outsider at 25/1 (26.0) according to the bookmaker to leave Yorkshire for the somewhat more cosmopolitan Paris.
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