On one of the craziest days of football news in quite some time in the aftermath of the announcement of a European Super League, Tottenham Hotspur announced that manager Jose Mourinho had been relieved of his duties in North London.
The vacancy has since been taken up on a caretaker basis by Ryan Mason, who at the time of writing has picked up a Premier League win over Southampton but fallen to defeat against Manchester City in the EFL Cup Final at Wembley.
But already, the field is narrowing and the options becoming more limited for Daniel Levy with Julian Nagelsmann, the bookmakers early favourite, taking the Bayern Munich job while Ajax’s Erik Ten Hag has signed a contract extension following links to the job in North London.
Pochettino the bookmaker’s favourite
Despite the fact that his PSG side have qualified for next season’s Champions League and he already has two trophies to his name in Paris, Mauricio Pochettino is now favourite for a sensational return to his former club.
Perhaps there is more than what meets the eye with Pochettino’s short time in Paris, however, is this just a knee-jerk reaction following PSG’s second-place finish in Ligue 1 with Lille finishing above them by a point to get their hands on the French crown.
Wolfsburg boss Ralf Rangnick, who has enjoyed a terrific season in the Bundesliga, is now 5/1 and second in the running, slightly ahead of former Chelsea and Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri and current Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo.
Massimiliano Allegri has been linked with several jobs since leaving Juventus but may still be seen as a coup at odds of 8/1 with Sky Bet. Despite his contract extension at Ajax, Erik Ten Hag is also available at 8/1 with young English coaches Scott Parker and Graham Potter slightly further out at 10/1 and 12/1 respectively.