Roy Hodgson 5/2 To See Contract Out Until 2016: Curbishley Favourite For West Brom Role!

Roy Hodgson is widely expected to become England manager in the next 24 hours but William Hill are already betting on when he will leave the position. Should England have a shocker at the European Championships, he could be on his way and he is 14/1 to go this year. His contract is expected to last until after the 2016 Championships and that is the favourite to be his year of departure at 5/2.

“Despite not being everyone’s first choice, the odds suggest that England will stick with Hodgson until 2016,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Hodgson favourites who could make the squad under their former boss include Bobby Zamora (2/1), Joe Cole (7/1) and Andy Johnson (4/1). Those who could miss out are his former Liverpool cohorts and Hills offer 6/1 that no Reds player starts England’s first Euros match.

West Brom will need to find a successor for Roy Hodgson and Alan Curbishley is the 3/1 early favourite to get the job, with Chris Hughton 4/1 and Michael Appleton a 6/1 shot.

William Hill Odds:

Year Hodgson goes: 14/1 2012, 11/2 2013, 11/4 2014, 5/1 2015, 5/2 2016, 7/2 2017 or later

To make the euro 2012 squad: 2/1 Bobby Zamora, 4/1 Andy Johnson, 7/1 Joe Cole, 33/1 Paul Konchesk

6/1 No Liverpool player in the starting line up v France

Next West Brom Manager: 3/1 Alan Curbishley, 4/1 Chris Hughton, 6/1 Michael Appleton, 8/1 Roberto Martinez, 10/1 Lee Clark, 10/1 Steve Bruce, 12/1 Dean Kiely, 14/1 Tony Mowbray, 14/1 Derek McInnes, 14/1 Gus Poyet, 16/1 Gianfranco Zola, 16/1 Mick McCarthy, 16/1 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, 16/1 Rafael Benitez, 20/1 Paul Lambert, 20/1 Brendan Rodgers, 20/1 Darren Ferguson, 20/1 Dave Jones, 20/1 Glenn Hoddle, 20/1 Sam Allardyce, 20/1 Walter Smith, 25/1 Gordon Strachan, 25/1 Ray Wilkins, 25/1 Dougie Freedman, 25/1 Roy Keane, 33/1 Alan Shearer, 33/1 Gary Megson, 33/1 Paul Ince, 50/1 Bryan Robson.

Joe Crilly
Press Officer
Twitter: @footy_joe

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E: jcrilly@williamhill.co.uk

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Bruce For Wolves ?

STEVE BRUCE has been installed as Even money favourite by William Hill to be Wolves’ next permanent boss following their relegation from the Premier League.

Hills also offer 5/2 Paul Ince; 4/1 Gary Megson; 6/1 Gordon Strachan; 8/1 Sam Allardyce; 10/1 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer; 10/1 Terry Connor.

Hills make Wolces 7/2 to come straight back up and 10/1 to do so as Champions.

Further info…graham sharpe…07803233702

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Will Their Hearts Be In It? Former Jambos Bosses Favourites For Hibs Job

Jim Jeffries has emerged as William Hill’s 5/2 favourite to become the next Hibs boss. The former Hearts boss is joined in the top three in the betting by another former Hearts manager Billy Brown at 4/1 and Shamrock Rovers manager Michael O’Neill at 3/1.

“There are a number of likely candidates for the position but it is strange to see two former Hearts bosses so high in the betting,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “It seems that in the fickle world of football, these managers would have no qualms in crossing the great divide.”

Other contenders include Mark McGhee at 6/1 and Gordon Strachan, Jimmy Calderwood and Gus McPherson – all at 8/1.

Next Hibernian Boss: 5/2 Jim Jeffries; 3/1 Michael O’Neill; 4/1 Billy Brown; 6/1 Mark McGhee; 8/1 Gordon Strachan; 8/1 Jimmy Calderwood; 8/1 Gus McPherson; 10/1 Gary Bollan; 10/1 Billy Stark; 10/1 John Robertson; 10/1 Danny Lennon; 12/1 Billy Reid; 12/1 Jackie McNamara; 14/1 Billy Davies; 16/1 Terry Butcher; 16/1 John Collins; 16/1 Allan Moore; 16/1 John Hughes; 20/1 Paul Cook

Joe Crilly
Press Officer
Twitter: @footy_joe

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

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Clark Firm Favourite For Leicester Job In Ongoing Saga

Lee Clark has been backed all the way in to 4/11 to become the next manager of Leicester City. The Huddersfield manager has been the subject of a number of three figure bets that have seen his odds in the last 48 hours tumble from 4/7. The only other contender that has been backed is Mark Hughes and his odds have been halved from 4/1 to 2/1. Nigel Pearson is 7/1 third favourite.

“Given the frequency with which Leicester change their manager, you would be forgiven for thinking that the Foxes board would have streamlined their hiring process but alas, punters are still waiting and Lee Clarke is now the firm favourite,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “It would seem that this one has a long way to go yet however.”

Next Permanent Leicester Manager: 4/11 Lee Clark; 2/1 Mark Hughes; 7/1 Nigel Pearson; 8/1 Kevin Keegan; 10/1 Roy Keane; 10/1 Gordon Strachan; 12/1 Billy Davies; 12/1 Rafael Benitez; 14/1 Martin O’Neill; 14/1 Dougie Freedman; 16/1 Neil Lennon; 20/1 BAR

Joe Crilly
Press Officer
Twitter: @footy_joe

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

William Hill Press Office; Greenside House; 50 Station Road; Wood Green; London; N22 7TP

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Van Persie Fans Out To Rob Bookies + Prem Odds Update

WILL VAN PERSIE GOALS ROB BOOKIES?

ROBIN VAN PERSIE is now 5/2 favourite to be the Premier League’s top scorer this season with William Hill who also offer 11/4 Aguero;Rooney; 9/2 Dzeko; 12 Hernandez; 16 Suarez; Balotelli. ‘Van Persie is enjoying one of the most prolific spells of his career but those who back him are taking on trust his ability to avoid the injuries which have so often blighted campaigns for him’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

STILL KEAN ON STEVE TO GO FIRST

William Hill make Steve Kean 8/11 favourite to be the next Prem boss to leave his job and also offer 5/2 Bruce; 5 McCarthy; 11/2 Coyle; 16 Martinez; McLeish. ‘Kean’s recent results are much better than some of his rivals for this uneneviable honour, but the fans’ implacable opposition to his continuing reign is ensuring he remains favourite to go’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

GUNNING FOR TOP FOUR

Chelsea can now be backed at 1/12 to finish in the top 4 with Hills who also offer 11/10 Spurs/Liverpool; 5/4 Arsenal.

ODDS ON CITY

MAN CITY are 10/11 favourites to win the title with Hills who also offer 7/4 Man U; 7 Chelsea; 25 Arsenal; 33 Liverpool; 50 Spurs; 500 Newcastle.Hills make Liverpool 2/1 favourites to be the first side to beat City this season and offer tham at 10/1 to remain unbeaten all season.

Who will Man City first lose against?
Liverpol2/1
Chelsea10/3
Qpr7/1
Newcastle8/1
Norwich20/1
None of these6/4

RELEGATION

LATEST William Hill relegation odds….4/9 Wigan (13/8 stay up); 5/6 Blackburn (5/6); 11/8 Swansea; 13/8 Wolves; 7/4 Bolton; 15/8 Noriwch; 3 QPR.

NEXT LEICESTER BOSS….4/6 Lee Clark; 4 Mark Hughes; 6 Billy Davies; 7 Roy Keane; Dougie Freedman; Gordon Strachan; 8/1 Kevin Keegan. Others on request. ‘There is still no sign of a definitive gamble on someone getting this attractive job’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Further information….graham sharpe…..0780 3233702
twitter – @sharpeangle

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You Bet Forest Will Go For Rookie Robbo

FOREST 11/2 TO GO DOWN, 20/1TO GO UP

MANAGER-less Nottingham Forest could move for MK Dons’ boss Karl Robinson to succeed Steve McClaren, believe bookmakers William Hill who have installed the young manager as 15/8 favourite to become the next Forest supremo. ‘Robinson is a very young manager who has made a positive impression in his time at MK Dons and punters believe he is a leading candidate to move on to Forest even though he is still comparatively inexperienced’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe, ‘However, this is still an evolving market with no substantial bets yet being staked so it appears likely that the club has yet to identify its favoured contenders’

LATEST William Hill NEXT PERMANENT FOREST BOSS ODDS…15/8 Robinson; 9/2 Billy Davies; 6 Brain Laws; 7 Roy Keane; 7 Gordon Strachan; 8 Dave Jones; 9 Martin O’Neill; 9 Nigel Clough; 10 Sean O‘Driscoll. Others on request.Prices subject to fluctuation.

FOREST 11/2 TO BE RELEGATED; 20/1 PROMOTED.

Graham Sharpe,
Media Relations Director.

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E: gsharpe@williamhill.co.uk
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Mcinnes Fav For Hearts Hot Seat

Amidst reports that Jim Jefferies has left Hearts, William Hill have reopened their next manager to go market and make Colin Calderwood the 10/11 favourite, followed by Terry Butcher at 4/1. Derek McInnes and Kenny Shiels are both 9/1.

“Punters have been taken by surprise by this reported decision as Jefferies was a 10/1 chance to be the first SPL boss to go this season,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Following the shock departure, St Johnstone Manager, Derek McInnes has been installed as the 9/2 favourite to be next in the hot seat. It’s a very open book with Mark McGhee at 5/1 and Paul Hartley 11/2. Jeffries was 10/1 to be the first manager to go in the SPL.

Next SPL Manager to leave: 10/11 Colin Calderwood; 4/1 Terry Butcher; 9/1 Derek McInnes; 9/1 Kenny Shiels; 16/1 Ally McCoist; 16/1 Danny Lennon; 25/1 Craig Brown; 25/1 Neil Lennon; 25/1 Peter Houston; 25/1 Stuart McCall; 33/1 Jim McIntyre

Next Permanent Hearts Manager: 9/2 Derek McInnes; 5/1 Steven Pressley 5/1 Mark McGhee; 11/2 Paul Hartley; 6/1 Gary Locke; 13/2 Darius Gvildys; 13/2 Eugenijus Riabovas; 13/2 Jose Couceiro; 10/1 John Robertson; 12/1 David Weir; 12/1 Terry Butcher; 14/1 Jimmy Calderwood; 14/1 John McGlynn; 20/1 Gordon Strachan; 20/1 Mixu Paatelainen; 25/1 Walter Smith

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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

William Hill Press Office; Greenside House; 50 Station Road; Wood Green; London; N22 7TP

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City 11/8 To Finish With Six Point Flurry

CITY 11/8 TO FINISH WITH SIX POINT FLURRY
Manchester City have been shortened from 8/15 to 4/9 by William Hill to beat Stoke in their Premier League clash on Tuesday. Hills are also offering 11/8 that City win their final two games against Stoke and Bolton and Mancini’s side has been cut from 8/13 to 4/7 to end the season in third place.
“Arsenal’s unexpected defeat by Villa has given City a huge incentive to finish the season on a high note by taking third place”, said Hill’ spokesman Graham Sharpe.

William Hill odds:
City v Stoke – 4/9 Manchester City, 3/1 Draw, 7/1 Stoke.
To finish third – 4/7 City, 5/4 Arsenal.
City to win final two games – 11/8

McCLAREN HAMMER BLOW?
Steve McClaren is 1/3 favourite with William Hill to succeed Avram Grant as the next permanent West Ham manager. “At the moment it looks like a one horse book with punters desperate to back McCLaren at any price”, said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Current William Hill next West Ham boss prices: 1/3 Steve McClaren, 7/1 Kevin Keen, 7/1 Chris Hughton, 9/1 Neil Warnock, 10/1 Sam Allardyce, 10/1 Martin Jol, 12/1 Slacen Bilic, 14/1 Gus Poyet, 14/1 Ian Holloway, 14/1 Martin O’Neill, 14/1 Robert Di Matteo, 14/1 Paulo Di Canio, 14/1 Brendan Rodgers, 14/1 Malky MacKay, 14/1 Paul Lambert, 16/1 Dave Jones, 16/1 Sven Goran Eriksson, 20/1 Billy Davies, 20/1 Gianfranco Zola, 20/1 Alan Curbishley, 20/1 Sean O’Driscoll, 20/1 Gordon Strachan, 20/1 Stuart Pearce, 20/1 Glen Hoddle, 20/1 Rafael Benitez, 20/1 Jose Mourinho, 20/1 Julian Dicks, 33/1 Phil Brown, 33/1 Gareth Southgate, 40/1 Diego Maradona, 40/1 Ray Wilkins.

Further information from Graham Sharpe…..0208 918 3731, 07803 233702.

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Gus Or Kenny Set To Make A Killing At Killie

Following Mixu Paatelainen leaving Kilmarnock, William Hill have installed former St Mirren manager, Gus MacPhearson, and current Killie first team coach (and caretaker manager) Kenny Shiels as the 2/1 joint favourites. Jim McIntyre is a 7/2 shot while the rest of the contenders are 8/1 or bigger.

“There appear to be three big contenders at the moment and we fully expect that these will be the first three people that the Killie board will speak to,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

William Hill Next Kilmarnock Boss:

Outright: 2/1 Gus MacPhearson; 2/1 Kenny Shiels; 7/2 Jim McIntyre; 8/1 Gordon Chisholm; 8/1 John Hughes; 14/1 Alex Rae; 14/1 John Collins; 14/1 Mark McGhee; 16/1 Ian McCall; 16/1 John McGlynn; 20/1 Derek Adams; 20/1 Tommy McLean; 25/1 Billy Dodds; 33/1 Ian Durrant; 33/1 Thomas Hassler; 40/1 Gordon Strachan; 40/1 Jimmy Nicholl; 50/1 Jimmy Calderwood

Further Information…Joe Crilly…0208 918 3746 / 07850 518 164

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Is Martin Off On His Jol-ies To The North West Or Will Alan Curb His Enthusiasm?

Despite the Venky’s Group maintaining that they want to appoint an English manager to replace Sam Allardyce at Blackburn, it is Dutchman Martin Jol who heads the betting at William Hill at 4/1. He is then followed by a veritable army of British and Irish managers, with Dave Jones and Chris Hughton both 5/1 and Alan Curbishley at 6/1.

“Martin Jol performed well during his time at Tottenham and he is currently out of a job, however, should the fact that he is not British count against him, Dave Jones, Chris Hughton and Alan Curbishley are all waiting in the wings,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

William Hill Next Blackburn Manager:

4/1 Martin Jol; 5/1 Dave Jones; 5/1 Chris Hughton; 6/1 Alan Curbishley; 7/1 Martin O’Neill; 7/1 Roy Keane; 15/2 Chris Coleman; 9/1 Steve McClaren; 10/1 Phil Brown; 10/1 Sven –Goran Eriksson; 12/1 Diego Maradona; 12/1 Alan Shearer; 14/1 Stuart Pearce; 16/1 David O’Leary; 16/1 Gordon Strachan; 20/1 Paul Jewell; 25/1 Iain Dowie; 25/1 Paul Lambert; 25/1 Ray Wilkins; 25/1 Simon Grayson; 25/1 Steve Clarke; 33/1 Frank Rijkaard; 40/1 Jurgen Klinsmann
Further Information…Joe Crilly…07850 518 164

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