Next Real Madrid Manager odds: Guti odds-on favourite to replace Zinedine Zidane
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Mauricio Pochettino was well backed when the news broke that Los Blancos were on the hunt for a new manager but the Spaniard is now favourite

When Zidane Zidane called time on his spell in charge of Real Madrid after yet another Champions League triumph the bookmakers began speculating on who would step into the Bernabeu hot seat.

Paddy Power's latest next Real Madrid manager odds see Guti as the 4/6 (1.67) to succeed Zidane. The 41-year-old who made 542 official appearances for Los Blancos during a 15-year spell as a player is now in charge of the youth team, a role he has held since 2013.

Such an appointment wouldn't be a huge leap from the way Madrid replaced Rafael Benitez with Zidane in 2016, promoting a relatively inexperienced candidate from within the club rather than looking to secure a big name from elsewhere albeit that was during the season, rather than the summer break.

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Real Murcia president Victor Galvez recently claimed that Guti wouldn't be able to take over at the Segunda Division club because he was due to replace Zidane as first team manager at the Bernabeu and it seems that punters have been putting their faith in the Spaniard making the step up.

Paddy Power make Antonio Conte 6/1 (7.0) second favourite amid rumours that the Italian is due to leave Chelsea this summer while Arsene Wenger is now 14/1 (15.0) having originally been the frontrunner in the early betting.

The first real gamble emerged on Mauricio Pochettino who was backed into 5/4 (2.25) favourite on June 1 but with the Tottenham boss having recently signed a new long-term contract and a new stadium on the horizon he has drifted to 9/1 (10.0) with Paddy Power and as big as 14/1 (15.0) in places.

Brazil manager Tite is available at 11/1 (12.0) in the latest betting while Maurizio Sarri – who had previously been expected to take over at Stamford Bridge after Napoli appointed Carlo Ancelotti – is 14/1 (15.0) to end up in the Spanish capital.

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