Premier League: the new runners and riders for jobs at Tottenham, Everton and Crystal Palace

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The administrative merry-go-round of English football goes on and on.

It’s been a week since Carlo Ancelotti dropped the bomb on Everton to move to Real Madrid, but are the Toffees any closer to finding his replacement?

Tottenham and Crystal Palace are also both still looking for the right boss to fill their respective vacant hot seats. Antonio Conte looked poised to take the reins in north London, while Nuno Espirito Santo’s move to the Eagles is now out.

The clock is ticking and the Premier League outfits want to make arrangements as soon as possible so that preparations for next season can begin.

Here, Sports post takes a look at what’s changed recently, who the top contenders are and how close the clubs are to securing their new number 1s.

Wolves ended their search for a new manager on Wednesday by Bruno Lage .  to appoint

Mauricio Pochettino looks set to stay at PSG despite Tottenham ties

Mauricio Pochettino looks set to stay at PSG despite Tottenham ties

Wolves have hired Bruno Lage (L), while Mauricio Pochettino (R) looks set to stay at PSG as Tottenham, Everton and Crystal Palace continue their quest as manager

NEXT EVERTON MANAGER ODDS

Nuno Espirito Santo: 10/17

Graham Potter: 10/3

Duncan Ferguson: 5/1

Christophe Galtier: 11/2

Eddie Howe: 6/1

David Moyes: 7/1

Rafael Benitez: 9/1

Frank Lampard: 14/1

Paulo Fonseca: 14/1

Sergio Conceico: 17/1

Andrea Pirlo: 19/1

Wayne Rooney: 20/1

Ralf Ranknick: 20/1

Chris Wilder: 20/1

*Opportunities thanks to Betfair

EVERTON

What happened?

Everton are still reeling from the shocking departure of three-time Champions League winner Ancelotti. The Italian stunned the football world by leaving the Toffees and rejoining Madrid on a whirlwind day.

The move came out of nowhere and Everton are in a vulnerable position with the 2021-22 season ahead.

Ancelotti, who was a major coup in the first place, was building something in Goodison Park, but now it’s remarkably hazy.

What has changed in the past week?

Former Wolves boss Nuno was the bookmakers’ favorite to be the man to take over from Ancelotti and, arguably, the most suitable to continue the project on Merseyside.

However, Palace came in and offered the Portuguese their vacancy on Tuesday.

Obviously, Nuno, who left Wolves at the end of the season in May, is attracted to the Selhurst Park plan.

But in a sensational U-turn, the Eagles ended their interest in Nuno on Wednesday morning. Palace decided to walk away due to concerns about his demands.

Everton could still have had the final say with the option to offer a bigger budget and a more favorable salary, but now Nuno’s chances of going to Goodison Park are significantly higher without Palace.

Nuno Espirito Santo is the favorite to take over at Everton after Crystal Palace ended the chase

Nuno Espirito Santo is the favorite to take over at Everton after Crystal Palace ended the chase

Nuno Espirito Santo is the favorite to take over at Everton after Crystal Palace ended the chase

Who is the frontrunner?

Nuno has even been reinstated as the favorite to be Ancelotti’s replacement.

Thanks to Palace’s progress with Nuno, Brighton boss Graham Potter became the frontrunner to make the move north.

The 46-year-old made a name for himself in England at Swansea and his playing style in Brighton has received much acclaim.

Everton legend Duncan Ferguson’s chances have narrowed in the past week (5/1), while former Lille boss Christophe Galtier, who ended Paris Saint-Germain’s stranglehold in Ligue 1 last month, is in the picture and has a chance of 11/2 to take charge.

A lot has happened in the last week at Everton, but it’s pretty much like you were with Nuno the obvious candidate.

TOTENHAM

What happened?

It’s hard to forget the chaos at Spurs after Jose Mourinho got his marching orders just days before their Carabao Cup final against Manchester City.

Former Spurs midfielder Ryan Mason was temporarily assigned to the run-in and did nothing to jeopardize his managerial ambitions, winning four of his six Premier League games.

He is ready to listen to offers to become a full-time manager, but he is not the man for the Spurs hot seat at such an early stage in his coaching career.

Last week, former Inter boss Antonio Conte looked like he would fit in with Tottenhamham

Last week, former Inter boss Antonio Conte looked like he would fit in with Tottenhamham

Last week, former Inter boss Antonio Conte looked like he would fit in with Tottenhamham

NEXT TOTENHAM MANAGER ODDS

Erik ten Hag: 17/10

Mauricio Pochettino: 7/2

Roberto Martinez: 6/1

Antonio Conte: 6/1

Graham Potter: 7/1

Nuno Espirito Santo: 9/1

Gian Piero Gasperini: 9/1

Christophe Galtier: 11/1

Eddie Howe: 12/1

Jurgen Klinsmann: 16/1

Scott Parker: 16/1

Maurizio Sarri: 16/1

Massimiliano Allegri: 1/17

Ralf Ranknick: 22/1

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What has changed in the past week?

Former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, who was sacked from the top Spurs position in November 2019, was the favorite to return to north London last week.

However, his chances are gone with PSG, which recently led to a 12-month contract extension on his original 18-month contract, leaving him tied to the club until 2023, complicating matters.

With the odds of a Pochettino reunion shrinking by the day, former Inter boss Conte seemed to be on the lookout for it.

The former Chelsea boss had held talks with Spurs but talks stalled last Friday over concerns from the Italian over the club’s ability to win trophies.

Just as the Spurs seemed poised to finally secure Mourinho’s successor, they hit another bump in the road.

Who is the frontrunner?

Ajax boss Erik ten Hag is now the leader among bookmakers at odds of 17/10. He was an early candidate for the role, but then agreed to a contract extension until 2023 on the Dutch side.

Pochettino and Conte still seem in the race despite the apparent obstacles, while Roberto Martinez’s chances have been cut from 9/1 to 6/1. The Belgian manager currently has Euro 2020 in mind, but is keen to take a Premier League job after the tournament.

Ajax boss Erik ten Hag now leader at bookmakers at odds of 17/10 despite new deal

Ajax boss Erik ten Hag now leader at bookmakers at odds of 17/10 despite new deal

Ajax boss Erik ten Hag now leader at bookmakers at odds of 17/10 despite new deal

CRYSTAL PALACE

What happened?

Palace announced that Roy Hodgson would be leaving before the end of the season and the 73-year-old said goodbye after their 2-0 defeat to Liverpool on the final day.

The former England manager said he felt the time was right to move away from ‘the rigors of top-class Premier League football’ and end his ‘responsibilities as a full-time manager’.

There was uncertainty surrounding Hodgson, whose deal was expiring and there had been no talks of an extension.

Steve Cooper has become the bookmakers' favorite after Palace ran away from Nuno

Steve Cooper has become the bookmakers' favorite after Palace ran away from Nuno

Steve Cooper has become the bookmakers’ favorite after Palace ran away from Nuno

NEXT CRYSTAL PALACE MANAGER ODDS

Steve Cooper: 17/10

Eddie Howe: 10/3

Sean Dyche: 6/1

Frank Lampard: 15/2

Valerian Ishmael: 9/1

Chris Wilder: 9/1

Scott Parker: 10/1

Sam Allardyce: 18/1

Patrick Vieira: 1/25

John Terry: 25/1

*Opportunities thanks to Betfair

What has changed in the past week?

As previously mentioned, Palace was keen to tie Nuno down and had a strong inclination to be the man who would bring the Eagles forward.

The London team stepped up their efforts to secure a deal for the Portuguese but pulled the plug on their efforts on Tuesday evening.

Sports post exclusively revealed that Nuno’s demands sparked concern among Palace officials and they subsequently ended their pursuit.

Who is the frontrunner?

Steve Cooper has become the bookmakers’ favorite after Palace ran away from Nuno. The Swansea boss impressed with the Championship outfit leading them to the play-off final in the campaign that has just ended.

Eddie Howe is still an option a year after leaving Bournemouth, having left talks with Celtic.

The 43-year-old, at an odds of 10/3, took Bournemouth from League 2 to the Premier League and continued to impress as he cemented their position in the top five for five years.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche is another in the frame as he only has a year left at Turf Moor. Although Palace must act quickly with a new contract on the horizon.

Should Dyche trade Burnley for Palace, the Premier League manager’s carousel will continue to spin.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche is another in the frame as he has yet to sign a new deal at Turf Moor

Burnley boss Sean Dyche is another in the frame as he has yet to sign a new deal at Turf Moor

Burnley boss Sean Dyche is another in the frame as he has yet to sign a new deal at Turf Moor

PS – At least the Midlands clubs have their own house in order with Wolves announcing the appointment of Bruno Lage as Nuno’s successor on Wednesday.

In addition, former Huddersfield and Schalke boss David Wagner is on the cusp of becoming West Brom manager.

Former Huddersfield and Schalke boss David Wagner on the brink of becoming West Brom boss

Former Huddersfield and Schalke boss David Wagner on the brink of becoming West Brom boss

Former Huddersfield and Schalke boss David Wagner on the brink of becoming West Brom boss

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