Andre Villas-Boas is 3/1 with Ladbrokes to guide Chelsea to the Champions league in the next three years.
The bookies don’t expect him to see out his contract at 1/3 (2/1 he does) and it’s 5/6 he wins a trophy in his first season in charge.
It’s 5/1 he beats his old club Porto in the Champions League in his first season.
After huge plunges for Marco Van Basten, Harry Redknapp and Guus Hiddink the bookies are heralding his appointment as a winning result in what was an exceptionally volatile market.
Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “We’re over the moon with this appointment after three front runners were backed off the boards. The move for Villas-Boas was paltry in comparison.”
he added: “We don’t expect him to last his contract despite having a decent chance of collecting some silverware at the first attempt.”
Ladbrokes latest betting:
Andre Villas-Boas specials
To see out his three year contract
Yes – 2/1
No – 1/3
To win the Champions League inside three years with Chelsea – 3/1
To win a trophy next season
Yes – 5/6
No – 5/6
To win the treble in his first season – 100/1 (Champions League, Premier League & FA Cup) – 100/1
To beat Porto in a Champions League match in his first season – 5/1