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Next Newcastle Manager Odds Update: Pochettino now favourite ahead of Benitez and Allegri

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As the Newcastle takeover looms, rumours around a new manager are growing. Odds on Mauricio Pochettino have tumbled today with the Argentine now favourite to land the job with UK bookies. Pochettino led Tottenham to the Champions League final last season and is regarded as one of the best coaches in the world. He would certainly be an eye-catching signing and his signature would be a real statement of intent for the club’s ambitions.

Read on for all the latest on the story, and other possible candidates.

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Pochettino the Next Newcastle Manager?

Reports suggest that the new Saudi owners are keen to bring in former Spurs Manager. They are so determined to get their man; they are set to offer him a contract said to be in the region of £19m. Odds on Pochettino have slowly been dropping with Paddy Power now offering betting odds of 1/1 (2.0). He has overtaken Rafael Benitez as the favourite with the former manager drifting out to 10/3 (4.33).

Pochettino has been out of work since his unceremonious sacking during the 2019/20 campaign. Before that, he was a favourite amongst the London fans but after a string of poor results, he was shown the door.

As a coach, his players speak highly of him and during his time at Spurs, he had to work with a small budget. He still however managed to ensure that the Lilywhites played European football each year and amassed the most points ever by a Tottenham side (84) in a single season. Because of this – he can attract world-class players which would be a real coup for Newcastle.

Pochettino’s Managerial Career Stats

Team When Number of Games Win Ratio
Espanyol 2009-2012 161 32.9%
Southampton 2013-2014 60 38.3%
Spurs 2014-2019 293 54.3%

 

Despite this success, the Argentine has never won any silverware. With a huge budget that he would no doubt get from the new owners, he will be tempted to make the move North. Betting tips are all pointing to his appointment, meaning it could be worth a punt.

Newcastle United Next Manager Top 3 Candidates – Latest Odds

Who Current Club Odds
Mauricio Pochettino Available 1/1 (2.0)
Rafael Benitez Dalian Professional 10/3 (4.33)
Kevin Keegan Available 10/1 (11.0)

*odds correct at time of writing with Paddy Power

Rafael Benitez is still fondly thought of by Magpies fans, but polls suggest many would prefer not to go back. At best betting odds of 10/3 (4.33) there is still a strong chance that he might be the one to replace Bruce but doesn't seem as though he will be the next Newcastle manager.

Steve Bruce will be unlikely to remain on as coach after the takeover is completed, despite working well with his squad. The Magpies are currently 13th in the table and were looking likely to have another season in the top tier. The new owners will, however, have new ambitions. Therefore, the English veteran is likely to be shown the door.

Pochettino to Newcastle FAQs

✅ Q: How old is Mauricio Pochettino?

A: He is 48.

⚽ Q: What position did Pochettino play?

A: Centre-back