Ancelotti granted stay of execution by Abramovich
Chelsea have denied that Carlo Ancelotti is leaving Chelsea and have assured him of his short term future.
This does not stop him from being the 11/4 second favourite at William Hill to be the next Premier League manager to leave their post. Avram Grant is the 10/11 favourite in the sack race while Roberto Mancini completes the top three at 4/1. Ancelotti is 1/10 to have left Chelsea before Roman Abramovich.
"Ancelotti, looks safe for now but the odds suggest that he is on very shaky ground," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
Chelsea are 5/4 to win no trophies this season, although the Blues are 11/10 to win this year's Premier League.
Guus Hiddink is the 6/4 favourite to be the next permanent Chelsea manager, ahead of 13/2 Didier Deschamps and 8/1 Frank Rijkaard. Fan's favourite Jose Mourinho is 10/1.
William Hill Chelsea Odds:
Next Permanent Chelsea Manager: 6/4 Guus Hiddink; 13/2 Didier Deschamps; 8/1 Frank Rijkaard; 10/1 Jose Mourinho; 12/1 Fabio Capello; 12/1 Martin O'Neill; 14/1 Jurgen Klinsmann; 16/1 David Moyes; 16/1 Roberto Di Matteo; 20/1 Gus Poyet; 20/1 Marcello Lippi; 20/1 Steve Clarke; 20/1 Gianfranco Zola; 25/1 Harry Redknapp; 33/1 Mark Hughes; 33/1 Sven Goran Eriksson; 66/1 Dennis Wise; 66/1 Ray Wilkins; 66/1 Sir Alex Ferguson
Chelsea Trophies This Season: 5/4 No Trophies; 6/1 Premier League & Champion's League; 13/2 Premier League & FA Cup; 14/1 FA Cup & Champion's League; 25/1 Premier League, FA Cup & Champion's League
Who Will Leave Chelsea First: 1/10 Ancelotti; 11/2 Abramovich
2nd Premier League Manager To Leave: 10/11 Avram Grant; 11/4 Carlo Ancelotti; 4/1 Roberto Mancini; 10/1 Roberto Martinez; 10/1 Mick McCarthy; 10/1 Roy Hodgson; 14/1 Chris Hughton; 16/1 Ian Holloway; 18/1 Mark Hughes; 25/1 Sam ALlardyce; 25/1 Gerard Houllier; 33/1 Roberto Di Matteo; 33/1 Steve Bruce; 33/1 Alex McLeish; 33/1 Owen Coyle; 33/1 Tony Pulis; 33/1 No Manager To Go; 40/1 David Moyes; 40/1 Arsene Wenger; 66/1 Harry Redknapp; 66/1 Sir Alex Ferguson