Benitez backed for Chelsea job

Rafael Benitez is the early favourite to take over as Chelsea manager after Roberto Di Matteo was sacked.

Last Updated: 21/11/12 at 10:23 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Juan Cuadrado backed to shine in Premier League by Mauricio Pochettino

Post comment

Mauricio Pochettino says Chelsea-bound Juan Cuadrado has all the attributes to succeed in the Premier League.

Premier League: Crystal Palace sign left-back Pape Souare from Lille

Post comment

Crystal Palace have completed the signing of Lille left-back Pape Souare.

All Articles

Sky Bet have installed Rafael Benitez as the odds-on favourite to take over at Chelsea following the dimissal of Roberto Di Matteo this morning.

Benitez, out of work since leaving Inter Milan in 2010, has been strongly linked with the job and heads the betting from former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola.

Guardiola left Barca in the summer and vowed to take a year out from football, but despite that he was initially installed as a 3/1 shot behind 4/6 favourite Benitez.

"Guardiola would be the popular choice with Chelsea fans but it is unlikely that he would come out of his sabbatical to manage the London club," said Sky Bet's Chris Spicer.

"Harry Redknapp has been well backed and he will almost certainly apply but as always Abramovich's criteria are rather unclear at this stage."

Redknapp was initially priced up at 12/1 but was soon trimmed to 8s while former Chelsea boss Avram Grant was given a 12/1 quote.

Jurgen Klinsmann, David Moyes and Jose Mourinho were all put in at 25/1 in a market which Sky Bet expect will attract a lot of interest.


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

David de Gea future key to Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has reiterated his desire to keep David de Gea at Old Trafford.

Juan Cuadrado backed to shine in Premier League by Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino says Chelsea-bound Juan Cuadrado has all the attributes to succeed in the Premier League.

Les Hutchison's takeover of Motherwell has been ratified

Lanarkshire businessman Les Hutchison has completed his takeover of Scottish Premiership club Motherwell.

Mail Box

'Costa Is A Bad Man. Suarez Is Not'

That's quite some claim. And yes, unfortunately we are still talking about this. We also have mails on Ronaldinho, possible replacements for Yaya Toure and more...

Red Mist Better Than Calculated Costa?

Hmmm. We're not sure about this argument - one Mailbox says Luis Suarez is easier to forgive because he is a little loco. We also have mails on Studge and more...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company