Potter is the bookmakers' favourite to replace Tuchel at Chelsea

Graham Potter and Mauricio Pochettino top the bookmakers’ odds to replace Thomas Tuchel as Chelsea boss… with Zinedine Zidane, Brendan Rodgers – and even John Terry – on their list!

  • Thomas Tuchel has been sacked by Chelsea after just seven games of season 
  • His dismissal comes just 100 days into the ownership of American Todd Boehly
  • Sportsmail understands Brighton boss Graham Potter is a frontrunner for job 
  • Mauricio Pochettino is also towards top of list after leaving PSG this year
  • Chelsea sack Thomas Tuchel LIVE: All the reaction and latest updates

Graham Potter and Mauricio Pochettino have emerged as the bookmakers’ favourites to succeed Thomas Tuchel after the German was axed by Chelsea.

The Blues confirmed they had relieved the German boss of his duties on Wednesday morning just hours after their 1-0 defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League. 

New owner Todd Boehly has wasted no time in binning the German coach just seven games into the season, and 100 days into his reign since replacing Roman Abramovich.

Graham Potter and Mauricio Pochettino have emerged as the favourites to replace Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea

Tuchel has been sacked by Chelsea following a disappointing start to the campaign

New controlling owner Todd Boehly (right) has waited just 100 days before changing manager

Graham Potter – 4/7

Mauricio Pochettino – 2/1

Zinedine Zidane – 7/1


Brendan Rodgers – 18/1

Diego Simeone – 25/1

Massimiliano Allegri – 33/1

Thomas Frank – 50/1

John Terry – 66/1

Emma Hayes – 66/1

Frank Lampard – 66/1

Gareth Southgate – 100/1

And Oddschecker have delivered bets on who the managers in the running are, with Brighton boss Potter the favourite to replace Tuchel, coming in with odds of 4/7.

Sportsmail understands Brighton boss Graham Potter is as an early leading contender, while out-of-work Mauricio Pochettino is also under consideration.  

Former Tottenham boss Pochettino – who left Ligue 1 champions PSG in the summer – is also a frontrunner at 2/1.

Zinedine Zidane – another manager out of a job after leaving Real Madrid in May last year – is next up at 7/1. 

The next choice could cause some surprise, with under-fire Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers registering odds of 18/1.

The Foxes are bottom of the Premier League having lost all but one of their top-flight games so far this season.

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone is at 25/1 and Juventus boss Massimilano Allegri comes in at 33/1, with the Serie A giants also seventh in the Italian league.

Brentford manager Thomas Frank is an outside shot at 50/1 after the Bees’ commendable start to the season.

But two Chelsea legends are next up, with legendary former captain John Terry – most recently an assistant at Aston Villa – and current Chelsea Women’s manager Emma Hayes – who has won five WSL titles with the club – coming in at 66/1.

Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane (left) and under-fire Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers (right) are also in contention

Juventus boss Massimilano Allegri comes in at 33/1 with his side currently struggling in Italy

Everton manager Frank Lampard also comes in at the same odds to make a sensational return to Stamford Bridge nearly two years after he was sacked.

England boss Gareth Southgate meanwhile is an even further stretch two months out from the Qatar World Cup at 100/1. 

Chelsea are currently sixth in the Premier League table after the first six matches of the season. 

In a statement Chelsea wrote: ‘On behalf of everyone at Chelsea FC, the Club would like to place on record its gratitude to Thomas and his staff for all their efforts during their time with the Club. 

Chelsea legend John Terry (left) and current women’s manager Emma Hayes (right) are further back

‘Thomas will rightly have a place in Chelsea’s history after winning the Champions League, the Super Cup and Club World Cup in his time here.

‘As the new ownership group reaches 100 days since taking over the Club, and as it continues its hard work to take the club forward, the new owners believe it is the right time to make this transition.’

Chelsea added that they will move ‘swiftly’ to appoint a new manager and Tuchel’s coaching staff will take charge of the team in the interim. 

Tuchel arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2021 to replace Frank Lampard and hit the ground running by winning the Champions League in six months. 

Last season Chelsea reached the Carabao Cup and FA Cup finals, only to lose to Liverpool on both occasions. They also finished third in the Premier League. 

Frank Lampard is also at the same odds to make a sensational return to Blues after 2021 axing

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