Will Spurs Exodus Begin As Chelsea Hope To Keep Hold Of Stars

Following Chelsea’s fantastic victory against Bayern Munich in the Champions League Final, William Hill have cut the odds of Roberto Di Matteo bagging the Chelsea job on a permanent basis from 4/7 to 1/2. Fabio Capello who was as short as 2/1 on Friday is now 5/2 second favourite. Tottenham, who missed out on Champions League football on the back of Chelsea’s victory, are 10/1 to lose their manager to Chelsea.

With Spurs missing out on Champions League football next season, Hills are now looking at some of the big names at White Hart Lane and whether they will stay or go. Gareth Bale is coveted in both Spain and Italy is 5/6 to have left Spurs by the start of next season (5/6 to still be there). Luka Modric has no lack of suitors although he is 8/13 to still be at Spurs with Rafael van der Vaart 1/3 to stay.

“Despite Spurs missing out on Champions League football in the cruellest of fashions it looks as though they will hold on to the majority of their stars,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

John Terry lifted the Champions League trophy, despite being suspended and amidst much criticism, but Hills think that he will be backed to the hilt by his club, offering 1/8 he is still at Chelsea. His Chelsea teammate, Didier Drogba, had a fantastic night and he is 8/11 to stay at Chelsea and be there at the start of next season.

Andre Villas Boas is the new favourite at 6/4 to be named as the next permanent Liverpool manager, with Roberto Martinez 2/1, Rafael Benitez 6/1 and Harry Redknapp at 7/1.

Next permanent Chelsea manager: 1/2 Roberto Di Matteo; 5/2 Fabio Capello; 8/1 Pep Guardiola; 8/1 Jose Mourinho; 10/1 Harry Redknapp; 14/1 Laurent Blanc; 14/1 Rafael Benitez; 16/1 Joachim Low; 20/1 BAR

To be a Spurs player next season:

Modric: 8/13 yes; 6/5 no
Bale: 5/6 yes; 5/6 no
Van Der Vaart: 1/3 yes; 9/4 no

John Terry to be at Chelsea next season: 1/8 yes; 9/2 no

Didier Drogba to be at Chelsea at the start of next season: 8/11 yes; 1/1 no

Chelsea and Spurs to qualify for the Champions League next season: 9/4

Premier League 2012/13 match bet: 2/5 Chelsea; 7/4 Spurs

Next permanent Liverpool manager: 6/4 Andre Villas Boas; 2/1 Roberto Martinez; 6/1 Rafael Benitez; 7/1 Harry Redknapp; 7/1 Brendan Rodgers; 10/1 Didier Deschamps; 16/1 Michael Laudrup; 16/1 Fabio Capello; 20/1 BAR

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

T: 0208 918 3746
M: 07850 518 164
E: jcrilly@williamhill.co.uk

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