Brendan Rodgers heads betting at 9/2 to be next Man City manager following Pep Guardiola exit hints

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Brendan Rodgers heads betting at 9/2 to be next Man City manager following Pep Guardiola exit hints
Jake Ashton Senior News Editor

Jake is a Football and Entertainment betting expert, with a Man City season ticket and a deep knowledge of reality TV betting angles

  • Bookmakers give Rodgers an 18.2% chance of being next Man City manager
  • Former player Patrick Vieira also high in the odds at 5/1
  • England manager Gareth Southgate given 100/1 odds by bookmakers to join City

Brendan Rodgers 9/2 joint favourite for the job

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is the current joint favourite for the Man City job once Pep Guardiola leaves. PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino is the other 9/2 shot for the role, with Guardiola suggesting that he'll leave the club once his contract runs out in an interview last week. 

Guardiola has since insisted that he has no reason to leave the club, but that hasn't stopped bookmakers from giving odds on who will be next to manage the Citizens. 

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is the 9/2 joint favourite to manage Man City if Pep Guardiola does leave at the end of his contract.

Jake Ashton - Sports Betting Specialist -

Former Man City player Patrick Vieira 3rd favourite in the market

Patrick Vieira played for Man City for a season and a half, joining the club in the January transfer window in 2010. Vieira is currently the manager of Crystal Palace and despite a bad start to the season he still sees himself as third favourite with bookmakers to join Man City once Pep eventually leaves.

Nuno Espirito Santo is the same odds as Vieira for the role, but again has only recently moved clubs after taking over as Tottenham manager in the Summer.

Manager Odds Probability
Brendan Rodgers 9/2 18.2%
Mauricio Pochettino 9/2 18.2%
Patrick Vieira  5/1 16.7%
Nuno Espirito Santo 5/1 16.7%
Gian Piero Gasperini 15/2 13.3%
Julian Nagelsmann 10/1 9.1%

England boss Gareth Southgate 100/1 outsider for the job

Looking at the outsiders for the Man City job, Gareth Southgate is low down in the betting market with bookmakers.  The England manager is a massive outsider to leave his post and become the next Man City manager when Pep Guardiola eventually leaves, with just a 1% chance of doing so. 

Southgate has previously managed at club level with Middlesbrough and was actually manager in their infamous 8-1 victory over Man City back in 2008.

To put that into context, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is also a 100/1 shot to be the next Man City manager, something that you'd have to say is highly unlikely. 

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