With rumours that Louis van Gaal’s next destination is Old Trafford rather than White Hart Lane, the market for next Tottenham manager has reacted accordingly and while the 62 year old Dutchman remains favourite to take over at either club, there has been one significant move overnight.
Former Liverpool and Chelsea manager Rafael Benitez has supposedly said that he would welcome a move back to the Premier League once his stint at Napoli comes to an end. There seem to be no direct quotes in relation to that so make your own conclusions but the Spaniard has now shortened in the markets.
Currently, Benitez is quoted at a best price of 16/1 with Bet365 to take the helm at Tottenham but elsewhere, he is as low as 5/1.
The 53 year old is quite an unpopular figure, not just at Chelsea but it’s hard to ignore a record that includes two La Liga titles with Valencia together with major trophies in Italy and England. Who knows exactly what has been said but in the next few weeks, Spurs will be linked with managers with a far worse pedigree.