Take Advantage of Roman’s Idiocy With This Manager Bet

| May 24, 2011 | 2 Replies

Another Premier League season is over and another Chelsea manager has been sacked; how depressingly predictable.

Forgive me for sounding like a grumpy old b****** but that’s the trouble with people nowadays…

Nobody has any patience.

All it takes is one mistake, one error of judgement and you’re immediately classed as useless – officially incapable of performing a role that you have frequently excelled at.

It doesn’t matter that your track record is superb, nobody cares about your well thought out future plans and everybody forgets that there can only be one winner…

No, you clearly don’t know what you’re doing because you could only finish second in the Premier League.

It’s just ridiculous.

I don’t support Chelsea and I don’t particularly dislike them either but I’d be more than happy to see them crash and burn next season.

Maybe then their idiot owner Roman Abramovich will finally realise that a little bit of stability is a good thing…

Ambitious I know but stranger things have happened (I think).

In the meantime we have a puzzle to solve as regards Chelsea’s new boss and I think that I may just have the answer…

Back Marco Van Basten to be the next Chelsea manager at 5/1 with Betfair.

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An unlikely bunch

If you’re ever in need of a chuckle just take a look at a ‘next manager’ betting market…

Almost without fail you’ll find a couple of names to put a smile on your face – names that provide an imaginative alternative to burning money.

One such example is Jose Mourinho, who was briefly available at 20/1 to be the next West Ham manager…

No, I’ve not missed a zero off the end – that’s 20/1!!

Quite frankly, I’d rather be on Danny Dyer at 500/1 (no, really).

In Chelsea’s case there are a whole host of unlikely candidates but currently no clear favourites – an ideal scenario for a bet.

From a list of 50 or so there are (by my reckoning) just four viable candidates…

Guus Hiddink – almost certainly Roman’s first choice but he has turned Chelsea down in the past and with current side Turkey in the midst of a qualifying campaign, it’s highly unlikely that he’ll heed their call this time around.

Jose Mourinho – has unfinished business at Chelsea but the continued presence of Abramovich and the lack of a title at Real Madrid should see him at the Bernabeu for another season at least.

Andre Villas-Boas – worked wonders at Porto but will the fact that he’s a Mourinho protégé work for or against him?

Marco Van Basten – good friends with Hiddink and relatively inexperienced, so easier for Abramovich to control – the obvious choice.

With Hiddink potentially available as a ‘director of football’ but not in a managing capacity, what better choice than the man who has apparently been recommended by Guus himself?

And as for his lack of managerial credentials well, I can’t see that being a problem…

Abramovich has clearly grown bored of double winners, Champions League winners and World Cup winners, so why not try somebody that has achieved precisely nothing of note?!

On the ball

When it comes to this type of bet it pays to be on the ball.

That’s because prices can fluctuate at a rate of knots due to miss-information and big gambles and, as a result, it may be possible to lock in a good profit even if Van Basten doesn’t get the nod.

Don’t get me wrong, I think he will be the next boss and this isn’t a trading tip but if the lay odds dip to 1.5 or lower prior to any official announcement, I’ll be locking in a profit or, at the very least, a no lose bet.

5/1 looks to be a peach of a price given that the best the bookies are currently offering is 4/1 (Paddy Power) and this should be pounced on immediately.

So, back Marco Van Basten to be the next Chelsea manager at 5/1 with Betfair

And then join me in tutting and shaking your head disapprovingly when he’s sacked in 12 months time.

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  1. Wayne says:

    Hi Matt

    Im surprised you havent mentioned Martin O’Neil.

    I know the bookies dont rate him for the job hes currently 25s to 33s but as a manager that has achieved at nearly every club he’s been to plus he knows the English game inside out surely he’s worth thinking of.

    Im sure Abramovich knows hes available too.

    Regards

    Wayne

  2. Matt Houghton Matt Houghton says:

    It’s not that I don’t rate him Wayne but rather that I don’t think he’s high profile enough. Roman likes his big name foreigners, hence why I’ve also ignored ‘Arry Redknapp.

    Remember, this tip isn’t based on the best man for the job but rather the man that suits Abramovich’s requirements.

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