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Betting on Barcelona's new coach

Betting on Barcelona's new coach

Tito Vilanova surprised the world by announcing his resignation as manager for one of the world's premier football clubs, FC Barcelona, due to health reasons. This means his position has now become not only available but it is considered to be one the most covetted positions in the football world. Reports from Spain point that the Barcelona board has been in talks with Gerardo Martino who seems to be a clear favourite for the job.

There is however another strong contestant, Luis Enrique who led Barcelona B for the firt time in over a decade to promotion from 2nd division. Aparently even Vilanova is backing Enrique for the job. This and the strong connection to the club make him one of the top candidates for the position.

There are many other suitors for the cherished new coaching position but not all have favourable odds, according to most sports betting shops. Below a list of all candidates and their respective odds in the market:

Gerardo Martino    4/7
Luis Enrique    3/1
Rubi/Michael    12/1
Laudrup/De Boer    12/1
Marcelo Bielsa    12/1
Jordu Roura    25/1
Villas-Boas    25/1