Scolari Sacked : Next Chelsea Manager Betting Odds

In what has come as a complete shock to many, Phil Scolari has been sacked as manager of Chelsea.

In a statement on the clubs official website, Scolari was dismissed by Chelsea "in order to maintain a challenge for the trophies we are still competing for".

Chelsea are currently forth in the Premier League and are slipping further behind leaders Manchester United as each week passes after some recent lacklustre performances.

Ray Wilkins has been placed in temporary charge of the team until a permanent replacement is found.

On that note, we move on to Scolari’s replacement and the likely contenders to step into that hot-seat at Stamford Bridge.

Guus Hiddink is early favourite with Ladbrokes at 5/2, closely followed by Frank Rijkaard and Roberto Mancini both at 7/2.

Chelsea legend and fan-favourite Gianfranco Zola is at an interesting 6/1. The current West Ham manager publicly announced recently that he would not be taking the top job at Chelsea should they come knocking. However, with that reality now even more likely, it’ll be interesting to see whether Zola will stick to his word and resist the lure of hero’s homecoming.

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