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.
Rodgers the bookmaker’s favourite
Despite the fact that his Leicester City side are likely to finish in the Champions League positions, Brendan Rodgers is now the favourite to take what some would see as a backwards step to leave the King Power for the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Perhaps the promise of higher wages and a larger transfer budget – plus the opportunity to work with stars like Harry Kane and Heung-min Son could tempt Rodgers – but would it be a wise move for the Northern Irishman to leave Leicester, where he has been so impressive in the last few seasons?
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.