Diego Simeone has been the manager of Atletico Madrid since 2011. He is loved by the fans and achieved great successes with the club, but recently there have been unsatisfied voices asking for a change. We checked the favorites in the next Atletico Madrid manager odds who might replace the Argentine in case he’d leave the club.
Simeone had a very successful career as a player before, playing for different clubs from Atletico Madrid to Inter and Lazio. He was already popular at Madrid when he took over the manager post in 2011. Since then though he became a legend after leading the team to La Liga, Copa del Rey, and three UEFA Europa League titles. They also reached the Champions League final twice, but they were defeated both times there. This season the team is not playing too well though, they are only in 6th place in La Liga, 13 points behind leader Barcelona. And even though they knocked-out defending champions Liverpool in the last 16 at Champions League, Simeone’s place might not be as safe as before.
Next Atletico Madrid manager odds favor Simeone’s counterpart
Online sportsbooks in Spain are giving the smallest odds, 3.00 for Jose Bordalas to become Simeone’s successor at 1xBet Sportsbook. He is the current manager of Getafe, which is just ahead of Atletico in the La Liga table. Bordalas has led the small Madrid team from the second division to the Europa League. He achieved the team’s best result last year with a fifth-place finish. Now they can repeat or even get above that. The 56-year old coach would be a perfect replacement for Simeone as he has a very similar character and mentality as well.
Another possible option can be Marcelino Garcia Toral, who has the odds of 7.00 at 1xBet Sportsbook. Toral has been the manager of several La Liga teams from Racing Santander to Villareal where he achieved great results. In his last position, he was at Valencia where he won the Copa del Rey last season against FC Barcelona. But looks like it wasn’t enough for the club leaders and he was sacked last September.
Other big names have come up as well
In the next Atletico Madrid manager odds, we can see familiar names, like Mauricio Pochettino or Massimiliano Allegri. Both managers are out of work but have proved their talent and team-building skills. Pochettino’s name has been mentioned regularly in the last few months, most recently in connection with Newcastle. But club leaders at Atletico have been monitoring him too. Pochettino started his managerial career in Spain, at Espanyol, and as he confirmed, would prefer to work in Spain or in England again. He could refresh the team and bring some new ideas for sure. Online gambling sites in Spain are offering him the odds of 8.50 at 1xBet Sportsbook.
Allegri is another high-profile manager out of work at the moment. He won 10 titles with Juventus and his winning mentality would be likely welcomed in Madrid. His character is different from Simeone’s but he also knows how to deal with difficult players. But his name has been mentioned with positions at almost every club. According to rumors he has been learning English and waiting for a role at Manchester United. So his odds to choose Atletico are quite high, 20.00 at the moment.