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Not only does the close season mean a number of transfers taking place, but plenty of clubs will also be making changes to their coaching staff.

Brighton have already replaced Chris Hughton, bringing in Graham Potter from Swansea while there is a big vacancy at European giants Juventus after Massimiliano Allegri departed following the conclusion of the Serie A campaign.

Using odds from Sky Bet, we take a look at current - or potential future - managerial vacancies and see who is favourite for the relevant post...

Chelsea: Lampard odds-on

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Reports in Italy suggest that Chelsea want Frank Lampard back at Stamford Bridge as manager to replace Maurizio Sarri.

While Sarri remains in charge at the time of writing, he is on the shortlist to replace Allegri at Juve (more on that below).

There are suggestions Chelsea will not stand in the Italian's way after a mixed first season at the club - despite reaching the Europa League final and finishing third in the Premier League.

According to journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, the Blues have identified Lampard as the man to take them forward.

The 40-year-old took charge of Derby last summer and has since guided the Rams to the Sky Bet Championship play-off final - which takes place on Monday May 27.

Lampard will not want to be distracted before then and the result could dictate whether he is tempted to return to his old club or prefers to stay put at Pride Park for the time being.

Former Chelsea assistant Steve Holland, currently working with Gareth Southgate at England, is second favourite while free agent Allegri is 11/2.

  • Frank Lampard - 5/6
  • Steve Holland - 9/2
  • Massimiliano Allegri - 11/2
  • Diego Simeone - 8/1
  • Nuno Espirito Santo - 10/1

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Juventus: Sarri to return to Italy?

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As mentioned, former Napoli boss Sarri could be set to return to Italy as Allegri's replacement.

With Chelsea's potential transfer ban casting a shadow over Stamford Bridge, an offer to take over the Serie A giants could be too good to refuse - with the Blues reported to be happy to let him go.

He faces competition from the man he replaced at Stamford Bridge, Antonio Conte, and another predecessor in Jose Mourinho, who has had a rocky relationship with fans of the Old Lady over the years.

But an important factor concerning Mourinho is that he has the approval of Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese forward reportedly wants a reunion with his countryman, the pair having worked together at Real Madrid.

Mourinho, who has been out of work since leaving Manchester United in December, led Inter Milan to a treble during his only managerial stint in Italian football.

  • Maurizio Sarri - 5/2
  • Antonio Conte - 11/4
  • Jose Mourinho - 4/1
  • Mauricio Pochettino - 6/1
  • Pep Guardiola - 13/2
  • Simone Inzaghi - 13/2

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Celtic: Trio in the running

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After replacing Brendan Rodgers in February on a deal until the end of the season, Neil Lennon has steadied the ship and helped the Hoops to the Scottish Premiership title and they could seal an unprecedented domestic 'treble treble' in the William Hill Scottish Cup final at Hampden Park on May 25.

Lennon is in the running to get the job on a permanent basis but faces competition from former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas, who is the current favourite, while Slaven Bilic is also said to be interested in the post.

  • Andre Villas-Boas - 11/8
  • David Moyes - 3/1
  • Neil Lennon - 4/1
  • Rafa Benitez - 6/1
  • Slaven Bilic - 12/1
  • Chris Hughton - 14/1

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West Brom: Cowley and Hughton lead the way

Lincoln boss Danny Cowley
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As with Chris Hughton, Danny Cowley is a name which regularly crops up when a job vacancy arises in the Sky Bet Championship.

The former school teacher, aged 40, guided Lincoln back to the Sky Bet EFL in 2016/17 before helping them up to Sky Bet League One in 2018/19. As reported on Sporting Life last week, the Baggies would have to pay around £500,000 in compensation if they are to appoint Cowley.

Another front-runner is Hughton, now available after leaving Brighton, and with two promotions to the Premier League on his CV he is a prime candidate.

Albion are also said to be keen on speaking to Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill.

  • Danny Cowley - 8/15
  • Chris Hughton - 4/1
  • Michael O'Neill - 9/2
  • Garry Monk - 10/1

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Swansea: Toshack ahead of Flynn

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Swansea U23s coach Cameron Toshack

The son of former Real Madrid and Wales boss John Toshack, 49-year-old Cameron is in charge of Swansea's U23s and looks a candidate to replace Graham Potter, who left for Brighton at the start of the week.

Michael Flynn has worked wonders at fellow Welsh outfit Newport while Garry Monk is a contender to return after doing an impressive job with Birmingham.

  • Cameron Toshack - 6/4
  • Michael Flynn - 4/1
  • Garry Monk - 7/1
  • John Eustace - 7/1
  • Gary Rowett - 8/1
  • Danny Cowley - 9/1

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Middlesbrough: Woodgate to be given the opportunity?

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After Tony Pulis' departure, former Boro, Leeds and Real Madrid defender Jonathan Woodgate was installed as one of the favourites for the vacancy.

The 39-year-old has been involved at the club in a coaching capacity since 2017 and was even mentioned as a potential replacement for Pulis mid-season when Boro had a poor run of results.

Cowley and Hughton are again in the running while Fiorentina and Argentina hero Gabriel Batistuta is said to have expressed an interest.

  • Jonathan Woodgate - 6/5
  • Danny Cowley - 4/1
  • Chris Hughton - 5/1
  • Tim Walter - 6/1
  • Michael Reiziger - 8/1
  • Mikel Arteta - 8/1

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Elsewhere...

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Manager specials

Arsene Wenger's next job

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Arsene Wenger: Feeling 'well rested' after leaving Arsenal in May 2018
  • No Club or Country by 1st August 2019 - 4/7
  • Bayern Munich - 6/1
  • Monaco - 8/1
  • AC Milan - 9/1
  • PSG - 10/1
  • Real Madrid - 10/1
  • Qatar National Team - 11/1
  • Juventus - 12/1

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer specials

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  • To leave Man United before the end of the 2019/20 season - 2/5
  • To leave Man United before the end of 2019 - 7/4
  • To leave Man United before the first game of the 2019/20 season - 9/2
  • To be the first Premier League manager sacked in the 2019/20 season - 8/1

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