Managerial Merry Go Round At Full Speed At Liverpool, Villa And Chelsea

After Brendan Rodgers turned down a move to Liverpool, William Hill now make Roberto Martinez Even money favourite to get the job on a permanent basis. Former Chelsea boss, Andre Villas Boas, is 4/1 with Rafa Benitez the 8/1 third favourite.

“There are many who would think that when you get offered a job t Liverpool you take it, but it seems that no one informed Brendan Rodgers of this and it now seems like Martinez is a shoo in for the job,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

After a sizeable gamble on Thursday, that saw Ole Gunnar Solksjaer backed in from 20/1 to 6/4 to be the next permanent Aston Villa manger, William Hill now make the Norweigian former United player, 1/10 red hot favourite to get the job.

“The gamble on Solksjaer has not abated and there are people backing him like he already has his feet under the table,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

With Chelsea playing in the Champions League on Saturday, Roberto Di Matteo will be hoping that whatever happens he will be offered the Chelsea job and Hills agree, offering 4/7 that he gets the job on a permanent basis, with Fabio Capello the 2/1 second favourite. After battiling for the last few years in La Liga, Mourinho and Guardiola are 11/2 for the gig.

Next Permanent Liverpool manager: 1/1 Roberto Martinez; 4/1 Andre Villas-Boas; 8/1 Rafa Benitez; 11/1 Fabio Capello; 12/1 Frank Rijkaard; 12/1 Didier Deschamps; 16/1 BAR

Next permanent Chelsea manager: 4/7 Roberto Di Matteo; 2/1 Fabio Capello; 11/2 Pep Guardiola; 11/2 Jose Mourinho; 10/1 Harry Redknapp; 10/1 Laurent Blanc; 10/1 Rafa Benitez; 14/1 BAR

Next permanent Aston Villa manager: 1/10 Ole Gunnar Solksjaer; 13/2 Paul Lambert; 16/1 Kevin MacDonld; 20/1 BAR

Joe Crilly
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Rafa’s Return ?


FORMER Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has been installed as 2/1 favourite to succeed Kenny Dalglish by William Hill, who make Wigan’s Roberto Martinez their 5/2 second favourite. Everton boss David Moyes is a 40/1 chance to switch Mersey-sides, with current player Jamie Carragher a 50/1 shot to replace departing Dalglish. ‘Rafa has the credentials but how keen would the Anfield faithful be to welcome him back?’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

William Hill Next PermanentLiverpool Manager: 2/1 Rafael Benitez; 5/2 Roberto Martinez; 9/2 Frank Rijkaard; 8/1 Steve Clarke; 10/1 Paul Lambert; 11/1 Brendan Rogers; 12/1 Fabio Capello; 14/1 Andre Villas-Boas; 16/1 Martin O’Neill; 16/1 Jose Mourinho; 16/1 Carlo Ancelotti; 20/1 Didier Deschamps; 20/1 Marcelo Lippi; 20/1 Jurgen Klinsmann, 25/1 Guus Hiddink; 25/1 Martin Jol; 25/1 Gus Poyet; 25/1 Pep Guardiola, 25/1 Claudio Ranieri; 25/1 Lauren Blanc; 25/1 Louis van Gaal; 33/1 joachim Low; 40/1 Owen Coyle, 40/1 Sven Goran Eriksson; 40/1 David Moyes 50/1 Jamie Carragher; 150/1 Steven Gerrard

WHAT WILL LIVERPOOL WIN NEXT SEASON?….125/1 Prem; 8/1 FA Cup; 6/1 Carling Cup; 11/1 Europa League.



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Martinez 5/2 To Take The Crown From King Kenny

It appears likely that Kenny Dalglish will step down as manager of Liverpool today and William Hill make in-demand Wigan boss, Roberto Martinez, the 5/2 favourite to be the next boss at Anfield. Dalglish’s number two, Steve Clarke is 4/1 with Hills who also offer 5/1 Benitez, 7/1 Brendan Rodgers; 12/1 Martin O’Neill, 14/1 Andre Villas Boas and 16/1 about both Mourinho and Carlos Ancelotti.

“Despite his second stint in charge of Liverpool not quite being as successful as his first, he still remains a legend in Liverpool and his boots will be very big ones to fill,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Next Liverpool Manager: 5/2 Roberto Martinez; 4/1 Steve Clarke; 5/1 Rafael Benitez; 7/1 Brendan Rodgers; 12/1 Martin O’Neill; 14/1 Andre Villas-Boas; 16/1 Jose Mourinho; 16/1 Carlo Ancelotti; 20/1 Didier Deschamps; 20/1 Marcello Lippi; 20/1 Jurgen Klinsmann; 20/1 Paul Lambert; 25/1 BAR


John Ruddy, the Norwich City goalkeeper, has been backed in from 5/1 to 1/5 to make the England squad with Scott Carson’s price going the other way from 10/11 to 2/1 and David Stockdale’s going from 10/11 to 4/1.

“John Ruddy had a fantastic season, at some points singlehandedly keeping Norwich in matches and there has been quite a clamour in the last 24 hours to back him for a deserved England call up,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

With Scott Parker struggling with injury, William Hill have also cut his odds of not going to the Euros from 12/1 to 7/2. Paul Scholes could be the man to profit if Scott Parker does not make the squad, with Hills making him 6/4 for a sensational return to the England fold (1/2 he is not). Regardless of whether he makes the England squad, Scholes is 5/2 to start the game against France at the Euros (he is 2/7 not to).


Manchester City have earmarked Robin van Persie as their number one summer target and William Hill offer 8/11 that the current Premier League Player of the Year has left Arsenal by the start of next season (Even money he is still there).

William Hill are offering 6/4 that Joey Barton’s ban, stemming from his incredible lack of self control against Manchester City, is 12 or more games (1/2 it is shorter).

“We were originally offering 5/6 that Joey’s ban would be shorter than eight games, but that was backed off the boards and so we had to bump up the number of games to 12,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

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Dalglish Odds On For The Chop For The First Time Since Taking Over!

Liverpool were able to arrest their alarming run of defeats but only managed a draw at home to Aston Villa. For the first time since taking charge, Kenny Dalglish is odds on, at 8/11 to no longer be in charge of Liverpool on the first day of next season (Even money to still be there). Hills make Jose Mourinho and Martin O’Neil the 5/1 favourites to take over from Dalglish with Andre Villas-Boas 8/1.

“Dalglish may be a legend at Liverpool, but there is only so much time his status can afford him and we now think his days may be numbered,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Following their somewhat fortuitous victory over Wigan, Hills make Chelsea 9/4 to finish in the top four of the table and Di Matteo is 2/1 joint favourite to get the Chelsea job on a permanent basis. Jose Mourinho is 2/1 with Pep Guardiola 7/1.

Clint Dempsey scored two goals for Fulham to crown a week where his name has been linked with the tw North London sides although William Hill think that he will still be at Fulham come the start of next season offering 1/6 that he is still there (7/2 he is not).

Kenny Dalglish still at Liverpool on first day of next season: 1/1 yes; 8/11 no

Next permanent Liverpool manager: 5/1 Jose Mourinho; 5/1 Martin O’Neil; 8/1 Andre Villas-Boas; 10/1 Jamie Carragher; 10/1 Brendan Rodgers; 10/1 Rafael Benitez; 16/1 Didier Deschamps; 20/1 Frank Rijkaard; 20/1 Guus Hiddink; 20/1 Marcello Lippi; 25/1 Owen Coyle; 25/1 Bert Van Marwijk; 25/1 Martin Jol; 25/1 Gus Poyet; 25/1 Jurgen Klinsmann; 40/1David Moyes; 40/1 Steven Gerrard

Clint Dempsey still at Fulham on the first day of next season: 1/6 yes; 7/2 no

2/1 Roberto Di Matteo named as permanent Chelsea boss

Top four finish: 1/6 Arsenal; 1/5 Tottenham; 9/4 Chelsea; 7/1 Newcastle

Winner without Manchester United and Manchester City: 10/11 Arsenal; 5/4 Tottenham; 11/2 Chelsea

Joe Crilly
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8/13 For London To Come Out On Top In Fa Cup…1/6 To Do So In Champions League

Tottenham booked their place in the FA Cup semi finals and William Hill make them 5/6 qualify at the expense of Chelsea (who are the same price) and 9/4 joint favourites of three (with Chelsea and Liverpool) to lift the trophy. The other semi final is an all Merseyside affair and Hills make Everton 6/4 to qualify for the final (Liverpool 1/2) and 7/2 outsiders to lift the trophy. It is 6/5 for a Merseyside team to lift the trophy and 8/13 for a London side to do so.

“With Sunderland and Bolton bowing out tonight, the FA Cup has become a tale of two cities and the odds suggest that London will come out on top,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

In the Champions League, Chelsea won in Portugal against Benfica and William Hill are offering 1/6 that they now progress to the next round of the tournament. They are 8/1 to win the Champions League although Barcelona and Real Madrid remain some way ahead in the betting at 5/4 and 15/8 respectively. Roberto Di Matteo’s team selection was somewhat derided before kickoff but did the job and Hills make him 11/4 to become the next permanent Blues boss.

Champions League Outright: 5/4 Barcelona; 15/8 Real Madrid; 6/1 Bayern Munich; 8/1 Chelsea; 14/1 AC Milan; 66/1 Marseille; 80/1 Benfica; 1000/1 APOEL

FA Cup winner: 9/4 Chelsea; 9/4 Liverpool; 9/4 Tottenham; 7/2 Everton

Chelsea Stage Of Elimination – Champions League

Quarters 7/2
Semis 1/2
Runners Up 6/1
Winners 8/1

Chelsea v Benfica – To Qualify

Chelsea 1/6
Benfica 7/2

Next Chelsea Manager

Jose Mourinho 9/4
Roberto Di Matteo 11/4
Pep Guardiola 5/1
Laurent Blanc 6/1
Joachim Low 8/1
Rafael Benitez 8/1
David Moyes 10/1
Fabio Capello 11/1
Guus Hiddink 20/1
Luciano Spalletti 20/1
Bert van Marwijk 25/1
Brendan Rogers 25/1
Didier Deschamps 25/1
Frank Rijkaard 25/1
Gus Poyet 25/1
Harry Redknapp 25/1
Martin O’Neill 25/1
Paul Lambert 33/1
Marco Van Basten 33/1

Liverpool v Everton – To Qualify

Liverpool 1/2
Everton 6/4

Chelsea v Tottenham – To Qualify

Chelsea 5/6
Tottenham 5/6

To Lift The FA CUP

Any London Team 8/13
Any Merseyside Team 6/5

Joe Crilly
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Arsenal 7/4 For Silverware Next Season…but Will Wenger Be In Charge?

Arsenal’s six year wait for silverware took a heavy blow following defeat by Sunderland in the FA Cup. Hills offer 150/1 that they manage to lift a trophy this season but think that 2012/13 season may be more realistic, offering 7/4 that they their next trophy arrives next season. Hills offer 5/4 that Arsene Wenger has left Arsenal come the first game of next season, although he is 4/7 to still be there.

Should Wenger depart the Emirates, Pep Guardiola is the 7/1 favourite to take over, although Remi Garde is 10/1 with Martin O’Neill, Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink all offered at 14/1.

“Arsenal are now almost six years without a trophy and although the odds suggest that there may be success next season, it is uncertain as to whether Wenger will be the man in charge should that happen,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Next Permanent Arsenal Manager: 7/1 Pep Guardiola; 10/1 Remi Garde; 14/1 Martin O’Neill; 14/1 Jose Mourinho; 14/1 Guus Hiddink; 16/1 Laurent Blanc; 16/1 Carlo Ancelotti; 20/1 BAR

Next Permanent Chelsea Manager: 9/2 Jose Mourinho; 6/1 Pep Guardiola; 9/1 Fabio Capello; 12/1 Guus Hiddink; 16/1 Didier Deschamps; 20/1 BAR

When Will Arsenal Next Win A Trophy: 150/1 2011/12; 7/4 2012/13; 10/3 2013/14; 9/2 2014/15; 7/4 2015/16 or later
*only EPL/FA Cup/ League Cup/Europa or Champions League Count

Arsene Wenger still at Arsenal next season: 4/7 yes; 5/4 no

FA Cup Outright: 5/2 Tottenham; 3/1 Liverpool; 5/1 Chelsea; 13/2 Sunderland; 7/1 Everton; 12/1 Stoke; 20/1 Bolton; 25/1 Leicester; 66/1 Birmingham; 100/1 Brighton; 250/1 Stevenage; 250/1 Crawley

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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Wednesday Carling Cup…20/1 Sven To Follow In Nancy’s Footsteps

Sven Goran Eriksson is currently looking for a job following his release from Leicester and William Hill are offering 2/1 that he manages any International side, while he is 6/1 to make a return to the Premier League. Sven arguably had most success in Italy and he is 6/1 to return. Having seen the relative ‘success’ of Nancy Del’Olio on Strictly Come Dancing, Hills offer 20/1 that he takes part in Strictly 2012.

“There will be no lack of interest from sides all around the world hoping to secure Sven’s services although he may decide to have a change of scenery in his next endeavours,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Martin O’Neill is the 2/5 favourite to replace Sven at the Walkers although there has been a fair amount of support for Rafael Benitez who has been backed in from 25/1 to 9/1.

With four Carling Cup matches taking place on Wednesday, Hills make Manchester City 15/8 to follow up their thrashing of United by being the highest scoring team.

Where Will Sven Go Next: 2/1 International team; 6/1 Premier League Team; 6/1 Italian Team; 10/1 Spanish Team; 14/1 Championship Team; 6/4 Any Other Team

20/1 Sven to appear on Strictly Come Dancing 2012

Next Permanent Leicester Manager: 2/5 Martin O’Neill; 5/1 Billy Davies; 5/1 Lee Clark; 5/1 Mark Hughes; 9/1 Rafael Benitez; 12/1 Avram Grant; 16/1 Roy Keane; 16/1 Mark Robins; 16/1 Alan Shearer; 16/1 Nigel Worthington; 20/1 Simon Grayson; 20/1 Ole Gunnar Solksjaer; 20/1 Ian Holloway; 20/1 Dave Jones; 20/1 Gianfranco Zola; 20/1 Carlo Ancelotti; 20/1 Alan Curbishley; 20/1 Didier Deschamps; 25/1 BAR

Weds Carling Cup Highest Scoring Match:
13/8 Wolves/Manchester City
5/2 Blackburn/Newcastle
11/4 Everton/Chelsea
4/1 Stoke/Liverpool

Highest Scoring Team: 15/8 Manchester City; 9/2 Chelsea; 5/1 Liverpool; 11/2 Blackburn; 11/2 Newcastle; 15/1 Everton; 11/1 Stoke; 22/1 Wolves

Fastest Scoring Team: 10/3 Manchester City; 5/1 Chelsea; 11/2 Blackburn; 11/2 Liverpool; 11/2 Newcastle; 6/1 Newcastle; 7/1 Stoke; 8/1 Wolves

Total Red Cards: 4/5 None; 6/5 One; 6/1 Two; 16/1 Three; 20/1 Four or more

Mythical Match Bets:
4/6 Manchester City; 9/4 Chelsea; 10/3 Tie
10/11 Liverpool; 11/5 Everton; 5/2 Tie

Hat-Trick: 5/1 yes; 1/9 no

Joe Crilly
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£2.5k Says O’neill Is Going Back To Leicester

William Hill have slashed the odds of Martin O’Neill becoming the next manager of Leicester following a Liverpool punter backing him to get the gig to the tune of £2500. O’Neill is far and away the most likely candidate to get the job with Hills making him 1/4 from 2/5. His next closest rival in the betting is Mark Hughes at 3/1.

“Almost all of the early money has been for O’Neill to return to his spiritual home and this bet has been the culmination of a 24 hour mega gamble,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Leicester Next Boss: 1/4 Martin O’Neill; 3/1 Mark Hughes; 8/1 Lee Clark; 9/1 Rafael Benitez; 10/1 Billy Davies; 20/1 Roy Keane; 20/1 Simon Grayson; 20/1 Mark Robins; 20/1 Ole Gunnar Solksjaer; 20/1 Ian Holloway; 20/1 Dave Jones; 20/1 Alan Shearer; 20/1 Avram Grant; 20/1 Gianfranco Zola; 20/1 Carlo Ancelotti; 20/1 Alan Curbishley; 20/1 Didier Deschamps; 20/1 Nigel Worthington; 25/1 BAR

Joe Crilly
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Let’s Be Frank, Lampard’s Not Past It Yet…who Next For Mega-rich Russians?

Frank Lampard bagged a goal for Chelsea against Valencia and William Hill offer 1/2 that he starts Chelsea’s match against Bolton this weekend. He is 6/4 not to. His performance will have made Fabio Capello sit up and take notice although he is odds on to fail to start England’s next game against Montenegro at 4/11. Frank is 2/1 to take his place on the pitch at Wembley next month.

“Frank has shown his critics that he is not past it just yet and he may well have a major role to play over the next couple of months for club and country,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

In Russia, mega-rich club side, Anzhi Makhachkala have dispensed of their manager and with a veritable who’s who of world football being looked at by the cub, William Hill make current captain, Roberto Carlos the 2/1 favourite to get the job on a permanent basis. Carlo Ancelotti is the 7/1 second favourite, while Big Phil Scolari is 9/1. Current England manager, Fabio Capello is 12/1 to take the job.

Anzhi Makhachkala Next Manager: 2/1 Roberto Carlos; 7/1 Carlo Ancelotti; 9/1 Luiz Felipe Scolari; 10/1 Frank Rijkaard; 12/1 Fabio Capello; 12/1 Guus Hiddink; 16/1 Rafa Benitez; 20/1 Didier Deschamps; 20/1 Marcello Lippi; 20/1 Sven Goran Eriksson; 50/1 Harry Redknapp; 50/1 Eric Cantona; 66/1 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer; 100/1 Arsene Wenger; 100/1 Alex Ferguson; 100/1 Vincente Del Bosque; 100/1 Martin O’Neill; 100/1 David Moyes; 100/1 Pep Guardiola

Joe Crilly
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Hills Hammered By Goal Fest Prem

Every Premier League side playing scored this weekend, the second time that it has happened this season and cost William Hill over £1 million. A quarter of all football coupon bets every weekend are placed on Both Teams To Score coupon, which is still in its relative infancy, having only been introduced at the start of the 2009/10 season. Earlier this year, Hills were hit for another seven figure sum when every Premier League team scored.

“At the start of this season, the Both Teams To Score coupon accounted for around 10% of our football coupon turnover, since then, however, it has grown to around 25% of revenue,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly, “helped, no doubt, by the fact that the bet runs for the full 90 minutes of the match if you back both sides to score.”

This Weekend’s Both Teams To Score:
Blackburn / Manchester United: 8/11 Yes; 1/1 No
Sunderland / Wolves: 10/11 Yes; 10/11 No
West Brom / Everton: 4/6 Yes; 11/10 No
Blackpool / Bolton: 1/2 Yes; 6/4 No
Chelsea / Newcastle: 1/1 Yes; 8/11 No
Arsenal / Aston Villa: 10/11 Yes; 10/11 No
Liverpool / Tottenham: 8/11 Yes; 1/1 No
Birmingham / Fulham: 1/1 Yes; 8/11 No
Wigan / West Ham: 13/20 Yes; 23/20 No
Manchester City / Stoke: 1/1 Yes; 8/11 No

Zola Cut To Be Next Chelsea Manager!

Gianfranco Zola has been cut from 25/1 to 16/1 with Hills to become Chelsea’s next permanent manager following the news that he is being lined up as a coach by the Stamford Bridge outfit. Carlo Ancelotti is now 8/13 to have been relieved of his duties at Chelsea and Guus Hiddink is 5/2 favourite to take over with Jose Mourinho the 11/4 second favourite.

“A few years back, Gianfranco Zola was voted Chelsea’s best ever player, it now seems as if he could follow that up by becoming manager,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Next Permanent Chelsea Manager: 5/2 Guus Hiddink; 11/4 Jose Mourinho; 5/1 Pep Guardiola; 8/1 Andre Villas Boas; 10/1 Didier Deschamps; 12/1 Martin O’Neill; 14/1 Frank Rijkaard; 14/1 Jurgen Klinsmann; 14/1 Marco van Basten; 16/1 David Moyes; 16/1 Gianfranco Zola; 16/1 Harry Redknapp; 16/1 Rafael Benitez; 20/1 BAR

Spurs / Man City:

Hills are expecting a goal fest, when Spurs take on Manchester City in a game which looks set to decide the final Champions League spot. It is 4/1 for four or more goals to be scored during the match, in which City are the 19/20 favourites. Spurs are 3/1 while the draw is 23/10. Mario Balotelli is 5/1 to open the scoring, while Edin Dzeko is 11/2. Hills are 7/10 that both teams score during the game.

Manchester City / Spurs Odds:

Outright: 19/20 Manchester City; 3/1 Tottenham; 23/10 Draw

4/1 Four or more goals to be scored during the game

Both teams to score: 7/10 Yes; 21/20 No

Scottish Specials:

Rangers 2/5
Celtic 7/4

Hamilton 1/10
St Mirren 11/2

Rangers By 7 points 50/1
Rangers By 6 Points 40/1
Rangers By 5 points 16/1
Rangers By 4 points 8/1
Rangers By 3 Points 4/1
Rangers By 2 Points 10/1
Rangers By 1 Point 11/8
Rangers on Goal Difference 20/1
Celtic By 5 Points 150/1
Celtic Bt 4 Points 40/1
Celtic By 3 Points 20/1
Celtic By 2 Points 8/1
Celtic By 1 Point 4/1
Celtic on Goal Difference 16/1

Rangers To win Last 2 Matches 4/9
Celtic to win last 2 matches 8/13
Both to win last 2 matches 11/8

How many Goals will Rangers score
in their final 2 games?
Under 5.5 5/6
Over 5.5 5/6

How many Goals will Celtic score in
their final 2 games?
Under 5.5 4/6
Over 5.5 11/10

Who Will Score the most in final 2 games?
Rangers 11/10
Tie 11/4
Celtic 13/8


Cowdenbeath 15/8
Ayr Utd 13/5
Brechin 3/1
Forfar 3/1

Alloa 7/4
Albion 11/4
Queens Park 11/4
Annan 10/3

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