Avb Closes In On Spurs Job

AVB Closes In on Spurs Job

Despite Andre Villas Boas claiming talk about him joining Tottenham as lies William Hill still quote him at 4/11 to become the new boss at White Hart Line.

Laurent Blanc suffered disappointment with France’s elimination from Euro 2012 last night but he is 8/1 to take over from Harry Redknapp. Fabio Capello is second favourite at 5/1 but money has been placed on ex Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola at 16/1.

“Money has been seen for Guardiola and Blanc but despite AVB playing down rumours of his move to Spurs we expect him to be in the hot seat at White Hart Lane sooner rather than later,” said William Hill spokesman Mark Young.

Next Tottenham Manager: 4/11 Villas Boas, 5/1 Capello, 8/1 Blanc, 8/1 Klinsmann, 14/1 Moyes, 14/1 Hoddle, 16/1 Rangnick, 16/1 Guardiola, 16/1 Martinez, 16/1 Sherwood, 16/1 Hiddink, 20/1 Benitez, 25/1 BAR

Further Information
Mark Young
PR Assistant, William Hill
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Phone: 02089183981

Brendan Rodgers 1/12 For Liverpool Managers Job: Liverpool Favourite To Finish 5th Or 6th!

William Hill rate Brendan Rodgers as their 1/12 odds on favourite to be named as the next Liverpool manager, with Roberto Martinez his nearest challenger at 6/1. Whoever gets the job, Hills are not convinced that they will have enough firepower to take a Champions league spot and they are 5/2 to finish in the top four.

“The odds suggest that Brendan Rodgers is almost a certainty for the Liverpool job, but it would not be the first time that 1/12 shots have been turned over,” said Hill’s spokesman Rupert Adams

Liverpool Premiership Finishing Positions 2012-2013: 5/2 1st to 4th, 7/4 5th or 6th, 2/1 7th to 10th, 6/1 11th to 14th, 40/1 15th to 17th, 80/1 18th to 20th

Liverpool Trophies 2012- 13: 1/7 None, 4/1 One, 14/1 Two, 33/1 Three, 250/1 Four

Next Liverpool Manager: 1/12 Brendan Rodgers, 6/1 Roberto Martinez, 14/1 Louis van Gaal, 16/1 Andre Villas Boas, 20/1 Jurgen Klopp, 20/1 Harry Redknapp, 20/1 Rafa Benitez, 33/1 Frank Rijkaard, 33/1 Fabio Capello, 40/1 Bar

William Hill Premiership 2012-13: 11/8 Man City, 5/2 Man Utd, 9/2 Chelsea, 6/1 Arsenal, 25/1 Tottenham, 33/1 Liverpool, 125/1 Newcastle, 250/1 Everton, 750/1 Fulham, 1000/1 Bar

Rupert Adams
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Wood Green, London, N22 7TP.

Premiership Hail Hazard: Will He Be Managed By Matteo!

Following Eden Hazard decision to sign for Chelsea, William Hill offer 9/4 that the Belgian midfielder scores nine or more Premier League goals next season. He is also 80/1 to be the Premier League’s top goalscorer in 2012/13. Hazard is renowned for his ability to create as well as finish chances and Hills make him 11/4 to set up more than 20 goals.

Chelsea now have the most exciting young player in European football, but who will be managing him? Hills make Roberto Di Matteo the 4/6 favourite after winning two trophies in less than six months in charge. Pep Guardiola, despite assertions that he wants to take 12 months off, is 5/2 to take over, with Fabio Capello 3/1 and Harry Redknapp 5/1.

William Hill Odds:

Total Hazard Premier League Goals Next Season: 6/1 0-2; 2/1 3-5; 13/8 6-8; 9/4 9 or more

Total Hazard Assists: 11/2 0-5; 9/2 6-10; 11/4 11-15; 5/2 16-20; 11/4 21 or more
*settled by www.premierleague.com statistics

Eden Hazard top Premier League goalscorer: 80/1

Next permanent Chelsea boss: 4/6 Roberto Di Matteo; 5/2 Pep Guardiola; 3/1 Fabio Capello; 5/1 Harry Redknapp; 16/1 Laurent Blanc; 16/1 Rafael Benitez; 20/1 Brendan Rodgers; 20/1 Joachim Low; 25/1 BAR

Rupert Adams
Media Relations

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Torres 2/1 To Walk…di Matteo 1/2 To Stay…you Bet Chelsea Set To Dominate England Squad

Fernando Torres is said to be assessing his options at Chelsea despite winning the Champions League and has made it clear that he is contemplating leaving should his role in the squad remain peripheral. William Hill think that he will still be a Chelsea player at the start of next season, offering 4/11 that he starts next season at Chelsea, although the 2/1 that he leaves is the shortest price on him exiting since he joined the club.

“Torres is reportedly far from happy at Chelsea ad has revealed he would be open to a transfer, but would there be any club willing to part with around £50 million to sign a misfiring striker?” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Roberto Di Matteo is reportedly being given serious consideration by the Chelsea hierarchy, but despite this and his masterminding of victory in the Champions League, he can still be backed at 1/2 with Hills to get the manager’s job on a permanent basis. Fabio Capello is 5/2 with Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho 8/1.

“Despite winning the trophy most coveted by Roman Abramovic, he still remains relatively backable at 1/2 and he finds himself uncertain of his future at Chelsea,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Roy Hodgson has stated that he wants Chelsea’s players to continue their Champions League form into the European Championships and Hills offer 2/1 that all four Chelsea players in the England squad start the first match against France. The favourite, however, is three of the four at 4/5. For none or one of those players to start is offered at 14/1.

Spurs missed out on Champions League football despite finishing fourth in the League and there could well be a exodus from White Hart Lane, with Luka Modric cut to leave the club from 6/5 to 5/6. Gareth Bale is the same price to have left the club with Van der Vaart 9/4 to leave.

Next permanent Chelsea manager: 1/2 Roberto Di Matteo; 5/2 Fabio Capello; 8/1 Pep Guardiola; 8/1 Jose Mourinho; 10/1 Harry Redknapp; 14/1 Laurent Blanc; 14/1 Rafa Benitez; 16/1 Joachim Low; 20/1 BAR

Players at Spurs on first day of next season:

Modric: 5/6 yes; 5/6 no
Bale: 5/6 yes; 5/6 no
Van der Vaart: 1/3 yes; 9/4 no

Fernando Torres still at Chelsea on the first day of next season: 4/11 yes; 2/1 no

Didier Drogba still at Chelsea on the first day of next season: 6/5 yes; 8/13 no

Frank Lampard to be at Chelsea on first day of next season: 1/6 yes; 7/2 no

Number of Chelsea players in England’s starting XI vs France: 14/1 none/one; 7/2 two; 4/5 three; 2/1 four

English side in Champions League Final 2012/13: 5/6 yes; 5/6 no

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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E: jcrilly@williamhill.co.uk

Will Spurs Exodus Begin As Chelsea Hope To Keep Hold Of Stars

Following Chelsea’s fantastic victory against Bayern Munich in the Champions League Final, William Hill have cut the odds of Roberto Di Matteo bagging the Chelsea job on a permanent basis from 4/7 to 1/2. Fabio Capello who was as short as 2/1 on Friday is now 5/2 second favourite. Tottenham, who missed out on Champions League football on the back of Chelsea’s victory, are 10/1 to lose their manager to Chelsea.

With Spurs missing out on Champions League football next season, Hills are now looking at some of the big names at White Hart Lane and whether they will stay or go. Gareth Bale is coveted in both Spain and Italy is 5/6 to have left Spurs by the start of next season (5/6 to still be there). Luka Modric has no lack of suitors although he is 8/13 to still be at Spurs with Rafael van der Vaart 1/3 to stay.

“Despite Spurs missing out on Champions League football in the cruellest of fashions it looks as though they will hold on to the majority of their stars,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

John Terry lifted the Champions League trophy, despite being suspended and amidst much criticism, but Hills think that he will be backed to the hilt by his club, offering 1/8 he is still at Chelsea. His Chelsea teammate, Didier Drogba, had a fantastic night and he is 8/11 to stay at Chelsea and be there at the start of next season.

Andre Villas Boas is the new favourite at 6/4 to be named as the next permanent Liverpool manager, with Roberto Martinez 2/1, Rafael Benitez 6/1 and Harry Redknapp at 7/1.

Next permanent Chelsea manager: 1/2 Roberto Di Matteo; 5/2 Fabio Capello; 8/1 Pep Guardiola; 8/1 Jose Mourinho; 10/1 Harry Redknapp; 14/1 Laurent Blanc; 14/1 Rafael Benitez; 16/1 Joachim Low; 20/1 BAR

To be a Spurs player next season:

Modric: 8/13 yes; 6/5 no
Bale: 5/6 yes; 5/6 no
Van Der Vaart: 1/3 yes; 9/4 no

John Terry to be at Chelsea next season: 1/8 yes; 9/2 no

Didier Drogba to be at Chelsea at the start of next season: 8/11 yes; 1/1 no

Chelsea and Spurs to qualify for the Champions League next season: 9/4

Premier League 2012/13 match bet: 2/5 Chelsea; 7/4 Spurs

Next permanent Liverpool manager: 6/4 Andre Villas Boas; 2/1 Roberto Martinez; 6/1 Rafael Benitez; 7/1 Harry Redknapp; 7/1 Brendan Rodgers; 10/1 Didier Deschamps; 16/1 Michael Laudrup; 16/1 Fabio Capello; 20/1 BAR

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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M: 07850 518 164
E: jcrilly@williamhill.co.uk

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
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

T: 0208 918 3746
M: 07850 518 164
E: jcrilly@williamhill.co.uk

You Bet Cup Final Can Outdo Manc Derby

YOU BET CUP FINAL CAN OUTDO MANC DERBY!

William Hill are predicting that the FA Cup Final will produce a bigger betting turnover than the crucial Manchester City v Manchester United Premier League title showdown game earlier this week. ‘Some £20m was gambled on the Manchester derby, but with a north versus south clash in the Cup Final and with both managers battling to secure their futures at the clubs we are anticipating a betting bonanza exceeding that total’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Chelsea are favourites to lift the trophy, at 4/6 with William Hill who offer Liverpool at 5/4; while Chelsea are 15/4 to win both the Cup and the Champions League (9/4 to win neither). Defeat at Wembley could spell the end of Kenny Dalglish’s current reign at Liverpool and he is 8/11 with Hills not to be in charge at the start of next season, and Even money still to be in place. ‘Liverpool’s unimpressive League position could well outweigh the achievement of winning the Carling Cup, but Kenny would have a much stronger case to continue in the job if he adds the FA Cup’ said Sharpe.
Roberto Di Matteo has won admirers with the way he has steadied the Chelsea ship since he took over on a temporary basis, and Hills now make him 8/11 still to hold the role at the start of next season, although other contenders include 11/2 joint second favourites Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola, while Fabio Capello has suggested he would like to manage in the Premier League and has been made 9/1 joint fourth favourite for the Chelsea job – and 5/2 to be managing any Prem side by the start of next season.

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FA CUP FINAL – 90M PLAY – 13/10 Chelsea; 9/4 draw; Liverpool 11/5
Match to go to penalties- 6/1
Chelsea win in extra time- 9/1…..Chelsea win on penalties – 10/1
Liverpool win in extra time – 11/1…Liverpool win on penalties – 10/1
Penalty awarded in 90m – 10/3 yes; 1/5no
Both sides score in 90m – 10/11 yes; 10/11 no
Drogba score, Chelsea win (90m) – 5/1
Suarez score, Liverpool win(90m) – 5/1
Goals scored in 90m – 2/1 one or nil; 4/11 two or more
Win both halves – 13/2 Chelsea; 17/2 Liverpool
Come from behind to win in 90m- 9/1 Chelsea; 11/1 Liverpool
Goal in or before 15th min – 9/4
TO LIFT TROPHY – 4/6 Chelsea; Liverpool 5/4
TO WIN FA CUP/CHAMPIONS LEAGUE – 15/4 Chelsea….TO WIN NEITHER – 9/4

To be sent off during Cup Final- ODDS
Luis Suarez 14/1
Steven Gerrard 14/1
Fernando Torres 14/1
Craig Bellamy 14/1
John Terry 14/1
Raul Meireles 14/1
Didier Drogba 16/1
Pepe Reina 16/1
Petr Cech 16/1
Ashley Cole 16/1
David Luiz 16/1
Branislav Ivanovic 16/1
Daniel Agger 16/1
Gary Cahill 16/1
Glen Johnson 16/1
Jamie Carragher 16/1
Martin Skrtel 16/1
Michael Essien 16/1
Jay Spearing 16/1
John Obi Mikel 16/1
John Flanagan 16/1
Oriol Romeu 16/1
Paulo Ferreira 16/1
Frank Lampard 20/1
Andy Carroll 20/1
Ramires 20/1
Dirk Kuyt 20/1
Daniel Sturridge 20/1
Florent Malouda 20/1
Stewart Downing 20/1
Jordan Henderson 20/1
Jose Enrique 20/1
Jonjo Shelvey 20/1
Jose Bosingwa 20/1
Martin Kelly 20/1
Sebastian Coates 20/1
Juan Mata 25/1
Maxi Rodriguez 25/1
Salomon Kalou 25/1
Ryan Bertrand 25/1
Fabio Aurelio 25/1

Singles only.

MAN OF THE MATCH ODDS
Didier Drogba 11/2
Luis Suarez 11/2
Frank Lampard 8/1
Steven Gerrard 8/1
Fernando Torres 9/1
Juan Mata 10/1
Andy Carroll 12/1
Craig Bellamy 12/1
Ramires 12/1
Pepe Reina 12/1
John Terry 14/1
Maxi Rodriguez 14/1
Dirk Kuyt 16/1
Petr Cech 16/1
Ashley Cole 20/1
Daniel Sturridge 20/1
David Luiz 20/1
Florent Malouda 20/1
Raul Meireles 20/1
Salomon Kalou 20/1
Stewart Downing 20/1
Branislav Ivanovic 25/1
Daniel Agger 25/1
Gary Cahill 25/1
Glen Johnson 25/1
Jamie Carragher 25/1
Jordan Henderson 25/1
Jose Enrique 25/1
Martin Skrtel 25/1
Michael Essien 25/1
Jonjo Shelvey 33/1
Jay Spearing 40/1
John Obi Mikel 40/1
Jose Bosingwa 40/1
Ryan Bertrand 40/1
Fabio Aurelio 50/1
John Flanagan 50/1
Martin Kelly 50/1
Oriol Romeu 50/1
Paulo Ferreira 50/1
Sebastian Coates 50/1

OTHERS ON REQUEST.

Settled by EON SPONSORED MAN OF THE MATCH AWARD
WIN ONLY. SINGLES ONLY.

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Chelsea’s Captain Fantastic (not Terry) 14/1 For England Armband

FRANK LAMPARD captained 10 man Chelsea to the Champions League Final against Barcelona and William Hill make him 14/1 to wear the armband for England’s first game of the European Championships. However, Steven Gerrard and Scott Parker are the 5/4 joint favourites for the captaincy.

Harry Redknapp is the 1/4 red hot favourite to be named as the next permanent England manager but it is less clear when the FA will announce the appointment of their chosen man. William Hill make it 1/3 that the new manager will take his first press conference between the end of the Premier League and England’s first game at the Euros.

“Redknapp is the red hot favourite for the England job as far as our punters are concerned but no one quite knows when the appointment will be made,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

CHELSEA fantastically drew with Barcelona with ten men and William Hill make the Blues 7/4 to lift the trophy. With John Terry getting sent off and going 2-0 down, the Blues were as long as 20/1 to qualify from the tie. The mastermind behind the victory, Roberto Di Matteo, is in to 4/5 from 7/4 to become the next permanent Chelsea boss. Chelsea will be up against it in the Final having four players ruled out by suspension but Hills make Michael Essien 1/2, Bosingwa 1/5 and Torres 2/1 to start in Munich.

BARCELONA have now failed to win three games in a row, almost unheard of and Hills make Guardiola 5/6 to have left his position by the time the 2012/13 season kicks off.

ASTON VILLA lost on Tuesday to Bolton and William Hill make Alex McLeish 9/2 to have left Villa Park by the start of next season.

Who will captain England for the first game of the European Championships: 5/4 Steven Gerrard; 5/4 Scott Parker; 8/1 Joe Hart; 14/1 Frank Lampard; 33/1 Rio Ferdinand; 33/1 Gareth Barry
*If captain for this game is John Terry then all bets are void

When will Fabio Capello’s permanent replacement have their first official press conference as England manager: 10/3 before the end of the Premier League season; 1/3 between the end of the Premier League season and England’s first game; 20/1 during Euro 2012; 9/2 after Euro 2012

Chelsea players to be there next season:

Lampard: 4/7 yes; 5/4 no
Drogba: 11/10 yes; 4/6 no
Terry: 1/5 yes; 10/3 no
A Cole: 1/7 yes; 4/1 no
Torres: 8/15 yes; 11/8 no

Chelsea players to start the Champions League Final:

Essien: 8/11 yes; Evs no
Torres: 2/1 yes; 4/11 no
Malouda: 2/1 yes; 4/11 no
Sturridge 5/2 yes; 2/7 no
Bosingwa: 1/5 yes; 10/3 no
Drogba: 1/3 yes; 9/4 no

Will Guardiola be at Barca at the start of next season: 5/6 yes; 5/6 no

Who will name the England Euros squad: 13/8 Stuart Pearce; 4/9 someone else

Alex McLeish manager of Villa on the first day of next season: 1/8 yes; 9/2 no

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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Everton Odds On To Finish Above Liverpool For First Time This Season…you Bet Kenny Is Off In The Summer

Everton thumped Sunderland to move four points ahead of Liverpool and for the first time this season, William Hill make the Blues odds on, at 8/15 to finish above Kenny Dalglish’s men (Liverpool are 11/8 to finish above Everton). Kenny Dalglish is odds on at 8/11 to have bowed out of Anfield by the time that next season kicks off (Evens to still be there).

“Not since the mid 2000s have Everton finished above Liverpool and now, for the first time since then we have made Everton odds on to finish above their red rivals,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “That does not make for good reading for Dalglish though.”

Since Fabio Capello resigned as England boss and Harry Redknapp was mooted as his replacement, Spurs have only won once. Despite this, Hills make Redknapp the 1/4 favourite to become the next permanent England boss. Hills offer 12/1 that Spurs fail to win any of their next four games although make them 6/4 to win their next match against Chelsea in the FA Cup semi final.

When will Spurs next win:
Chelsea (N) (FAC) (90mins) 6/4
QPR (A) (PL) 2/1
Blackburn (H) (PL) 13/5
Bolton (A) (PL) 16/1
Win none of these 12/1

Who will finish higher in the league:
Liverpool – 11/8
Everton – 8/15

Dalglish still at Liverpool at the start of next season
Yes – 8/11
No – EVS

Moyes still at Everton at the start of next season:
Yes – 1/3
No – 9/4

Next England boss Redknapp -1/4

Relegation Outright: 1/100 Wolves; 4/9 Wigan; 8/11 QPR; 11/10 Blackburn; 13/8 Bolton; 14/1 Aston Villa

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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Di Matteo 11/4 For Permanent Gig…drogba 1/2 To Be More Prolific Than Torres

Chelsea arguably had the better of their game against Spurs, although they could not find a way through, despite finishing the match with both Torres and Drogba on the pitch. William Hill are offering 1/2 that Drogba scores more Premier League goals than Fernando Torres between now and the end of the season (6/4 vice versa).

Drogba’s future is uncertain with offers for his services coming from around the globe and William Hill agree, making him 5/6 to be at Chelsea on the first day of next season and the same price for him to have left by that time. Despite his poor recent form, Hills offer 4/11 that Torres is still at Chelsea come the first day of next season (2/1 that he has left).

Di Matteo has only been defeated once since taking over at Chelsea and William Hill are offering 11/4 that he becomes the next permanent Chelsea boss. Jose Mourinho is the 9/4 favourite with Pep Guardiola 7/2 third favourite.

Next Permanent Chelsea Manager: 9/4 Jose Mourinho; 11/4 Roberto Di Matteo; 7/2 Pep Guardiola; 8/1 Joachim Low; 8/1 Rafa Benitez; 10/1 David Moyes; 11/1 Fabio Capello; 12/1 BAR

Who will score more before now and the end of the season: 1/2 Drogba; 6/4 Torres

Will Drogba still be at Chelsea at the start of next season: 5/6 yes; 5/6 no

Will Torres still be at Chelsea at the start of next season: 4/11 yes; 2/1 no

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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