Spurs boss Pochettino backed for Real hotseat

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is a best-priced 7-2 to be the next Real Madrid manager after bookmakers reported significant support for the Argentinian to replace Julen Lopetegui, who was sacked on Monday night.

Available at double-figure odds last week, Pochettino is as short as 5-4 to take the reins at the Bernabeu and a best-priced 7-2.

Caretaker Santiago Solari remains favourite to take the role on a permanent basis but has eased in the market to 9-4 with Betway, having been as short as 4-7 yesterday morning.

Belgian national team boss Roberto Martinez is another to have come in for support at 5-1 but early favourite Antonio Conte is easy to back.

The former Chelsea manager was 1-20 at one stage on Monday but is now as big as 5-1.

Match in Focus


Burton v Man City

Home WinDrawAway Win
Key stats
  • Burton have scored in their last six home games in all competitions
Expert verdict
Man City have effectively booked their League Cup final place after smashing Burton 9-0 in the first leg, so could be tempted to rest a number of key personnel. Nigel Clough’s Brewers still have pride to play for and have beaten the likes of Aston Villa and Burnley en route to the last four.



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