Arsene Wenger’s Replacement Named

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Bookmakers have installed Thomas Tuchel as favourite to become the next permanent Arsenal manager, following news that Arsene Wenger will step down at the end of the season.

But there are a string of other names in the running – including Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez, and Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers.

Today, a massive 84% of all bets have been placed on Tuchel taking over following the news the French boss will step down.

He’s been cut from 33/1 into just 6/4 standout favourite for the job in the space of just three weeks.

Benitez and Rodgers are are 12/1 and 10/1 respectively, with Patrick Vieira, Mikel Arteta and Thierry Henry all linked.

Tuchel and Arsenal’s Head of Recruitment, Sven Mislintat, worked together at Dortmund previously and bookies believe they could be reunited once again.

Arsene Wenger will leave the Gunners at the end of the season after a 22-year-reign.

Bookies have China as the 13/5 favourite to be the 68-year-old’s next destination , with the MLS next in the market at 100/30.

International management could be next on the agenda, with the Frenchman’s next project to be with the French national side currently 6/1.

Oddschecker spokesman George Elek said: “The news that Wenger will leave at the end of the season will be music to the ears of a number of Arsenal fans, but the real hard work to find a replacement starts now.

“Tuchel has been earmarked by bookies and punters alike to take over from the longest serving manager in the Premier League, and has had his odds cut accordingly.

“We’re seeing a tremendous amount of attention on the Arsenal manager market at the moment, and that’s only set to intensify as the search for a new boss continues.”

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