Corinthians fired coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo this Wednesday, 27th, after the 1-1 draw in the semi-finals of the South American Championship. According to Betfair, a specialist in sports odds, Tite is the most likely name to take the position with a 25% probability.
Experiencing a moment of instability and pressure due to negative results, the club is looking for a new commander for the second decisive match of the continental tournament against Fortaleza, next week.
Luxembourg had 15 wins, 12 draws and 11 defeats against the São Paulo club, with 50% of the points played. With the coach, the team was eliminated in the first phase of the Libertadores and in the semifinals of the Copa do Brasil.
For the remainder of the 2023 season, the club expects to fight for the unprecedented Copa Sudamericana title and is in the danger zone in the Brasileirão, five points away from the relegation zone.
According to Betfair’s analysis, the main coaches with a chance of taking over Timão for the remainder of the season’s challenges are: Tite, former coach of the club and multi-champion with Corinthians with a 25% chance.
In second, Roger Machado, already considered for other opportunities to manage the club, appears with 17%.
Mano Menezes, coach who restructured the club after relegation in 2007, winning a Brazilian Cup and a Paulista Cup, with 15%.
In fourth place, there is the possibility that Fernando Lázaro, coach who started the season and works on the permanent technical committee, is listed with 9%.
Another former club employee, Fábio Carille, three-time São Paulo champion and Brazilian champion in 2017, completes the list of favorites with 6%.
Odds for the new Corinthians coach:
- Tite – 25%
- Roger Machado – 17%
- Mano Menezes – 15%
- Fernando Lázaro – 9%
- Carille – 6%
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