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9/4 for Mourinho, Benitez and Ancelotti to conduct job switches

| 20.05.2013

This will certainly be a summer to remember in terms of the managerial merry-go-round across Europe.

The top three in the Premier League will all start next season with new men in charge, while Pep Guardiola is taking over at Bayern Munich.

Throw in that managerial changes are highly likely at Real Madrid, PSG and Napoli to name just a few and it feels like an understatement to call the whole saga a shake-up as some of Europe’s biggest clubs seek a new direction.

What would be particularly interesting is if three of these managers just move around in a triangle formation from this season, but it is a growing possibility that this will happen involving Carlo Ancelotti, Jose Mourinho and Rafa Benitez.

It is only 9/4 for the treble to be completed this summer of Ancelotti leaving PSG to take over at Real Madrid, Mourinho departing Real Madrid to make a return to Chelsea and Benitez heading to PSG from Chelsea.

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is of the opinion that Ancelotti has signed a pre-contract agreement with Real Madrid and he only recently told the French champions of his eagerness to leave at the end of the season.

It is no secret that Mourinho is as good as guaranteed to leave the Bernabeu for Stamford Bridge in the close season as he targets the unfinished business of winning the Champions League with Chelsea.

The least obvious of the treble is who would replace Ancelotti at PSG, with former Man City boss Roberto Mancini another front-runner to Benitez in this market.

But reports suggest that Benitez has been approached for the post, having done a remarkable job under extremely difficult circumstances and pressure at Chelsea.

What is known is that the trio have accrued eight major UEFA honours between them and so each club will be getting a manager with the capability of bringing trophies.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publication



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.