La Liga Betting: Who will replace Jose Mourinho at Real Madrid?


After three years of smoldering press conferences, rows with players and eye poking, Hurricane Jose looks to be blowing away from Real Madrid. The Portuguese looks set to depart Los Blancos this summer, with a return to Roman Abramovich's lap on the cards.

No one would deny that the Real post comes with a huge amount of pressure; just ask Manuel Pellegrini. After a year that has ended in disappointment – both domestically and in Europe - it won't be a job for the faint of heart. Who, then, will be next in the hot seat at the Santiago Bernabeu?

The big favourite as we start the summer is Carlo Ancelotti (1.10), fresh from guiding PSG to the Ligue 1 title. Having managed Chelsea and Milan, he's well accustomed to working under pressure from domineering owners, and has enjoyed success in a number of countries. But can the softly-spoken Italian assert himself on a divided dressing room?

Brian Laudrup (20.00) and Jurgen Klopp (50.00) have both boosted their reputations this season, with Swansea and Dortmund respectively. Neither looks particularly keen to move on this summer, but the lure of La Liga could yet prove strong.

Out-of-work Roberto Mancini (30.00) would likely be far more keen. He has tasted success with both Inter and Man City, but his ability to make the most of a big budget has been called into question in recent times. Fellow Italian Fabio Capello can be backed at 50.00 to return for a second spell at Real.

If none of those options appeals, why not take a punt on a wildcard? Zinedine Zidane may not have any managerial experience of note, but he is a legend at the Bernabeu. You can back him to get the job at 50.00.