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Next Chelsea manager betting: Carlo Ancelotti & Brendan Rodgers in running to replace Jose Mourinho

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Author: Mark Apostolou

Tags: Football

Published: 10:02 06/12/2015

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Chelsea slumped to yet another defeat on the weekend, at home to newly promoted Bournemouth no less, and as such, talk of Jose Mourinho being axed has reached an all-time high.

Having secured the Premier League title last season at a canter no one could have predicted things would turn so sour at Stamford Bridge in 2015/16.

The West London side are pretty much out of the title race and could struggle to even secure a top four finish at this rate.

Chelsea sit in 14th place in the table, some 14 points off a Champions League qualification spot, and the pressure is mounting on the 'Special One'

Here are the current top five front-runners to take over from Mourinho as Chelsea boss, odds courtesy of Sky Bet.

Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers 14/1 with SkyBet

Axed by Liverpool in October, the 42-year-old Northern Irishman has previously served as both youth and reserve team coach and could be a solid long-term replacment for Blues boss Mourinho.

Guardiola

Pep Guardiola 8/1 with SkyBet

Former Barcelona boss has long been linked with a move to manage in the Premier League though one wonders quite why Guardiola would leave Bayern Munich at this stage.

Capello

Fabio Capello 7/1 with SkyBet

Veteran Italian finds himself without a job having been fired as Russian national team boss back in July.

Simeone

Diego Simeone 5/1 with SkyBet

Hugely talented coach who has led Atletico Madrid to both La Liga and Europa League triumphs, could be the logical fresh faced choice to punt for.

Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti 7/2 with SkyBet

The experienced Italian previously took charge at Stamford Bridge from 2009 until 2011 and still retains a good relationship with Chelsea owner Roman Abramovch.

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