Andre Villas-Boas Linked With Inter Milanby Jack Kitson / 28 March 2012, 10:03Tweet
Andre Villas-Boas is among the candidates to become the new manager of Inter Milan after the Italian giants sacked Claudio Ranieri on Monday. AVB is pining for a return to the dugout in order to restore his reputation following a difficult nine months at Chelsea. Stan James have installed the Portuguese coach as the second favourite in the Next Inter Milan Manager Betting market, behind Andrea Stramaccioni who has been made caretaker-coach of the club.
Ranieri, who is also a former Chelsea manager, was sacked following a shocking run of just one win in 10 league games. The trigger-happy club have now given four different managers the boot since treble-winning manager Jose Mourinho departed for Real Madrid in May 2010. In addition Ranieri remarkably becomes the 16th managerial casualty in the Serie A this season, a truly damning statistic.
Although Ranieri had been under immense pressure the decision to sack him still came as a surprise as Inter president Massimo Moratti had earlier indicated that Ranieri would remain in charge until the end of the season. However, Moratti's decision is justified as Inter are currently way down in 8th position in Serie A, 10 points off the top four and a whopping 22 points behind league leaders AC Milan. Earlier this month they were dumped out of the Champions League in the second round by Marseille and recently lost five consecutive matches without even scoring.
While Inter’s former youth team coach Andrea Stramaccioni is the early frontrunner in the betting, AVB can consider himself a major candidate. However, if the talented young manager was to take up the reins at Inter he would again be following in the footsteps of Mourinho, which is something he is no doubt wary of. Other candidates in the running include France manager Laurent Blanc, Udinese boss Francesco Guidolin, Athletic Bilbao’s Marcelo Bielsa and former England manager Fabio Capello.
Next Inter Milan Manager Odds with Stan James
- 7/4 - Andrea Stramaccioni
- 5/2 - Andre Villas-Boas
- 6/1 - Laurent Blanc
- 10/1 - Francesco Guidolin
- 12/1 - Marcelo Bielsa
- 12/1 - Luciano Spalletti
- 16/1 - Fabio Capello