Bookmakers suspend betting on Antonio Conte leaving Chelsea

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 13 October 2016, 16:16

Bookmakers have suspended betting on Chelsea manager Antonio Conte becoming the next Premier League manager to leave his post.

Betway and Paddy Power are both no longer taking bets on the Italian, while he is as short as 6/4 with Bet Victor, and 2/1 with Sky Bet.

Last week Francesco Guidolin became the first top-flight casualty after Swansea gave him the boot, but could Conte now be joining his fellow countryman in the job centre...?

Conte only took charge of Chelsea in the summer, and has since gone on to overseeĀ just nine games so far, winning six, drawing one and losing two.

The sudden suspension of the Sack Race market by some bookmakers is likely the result of one or two monster bets on Conte leaving his post, meaning it's important to note that he is by no means leaving...although this is Chelsea we are talking about...

The Blues are currently down in 7th spot after seven games, winning only once in the last four...however, sacking him already would surely be a tad rash.

The London outfit were victorious in their last outing at Hull, while they have the chance to make it two wins on the bounce this Saturday when they host the inconsistent defending champions Leicester City at Stamford Bridge.

Atletico Madrid boss is currently the 4/1 favourite in the Next Chelsea Manager Market, followed by the likes of Mauricio Pochettino, Guus Hiddink and Eddie Howe.

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