Cott Out As Forest Build For Future With ‘arry?

Following the sacking of Steve Cotterill, William Hill make Darren Ferguson the 2/1 favourite to be named as the next permanent boss of Nottingham Forest although the ambitious new owners could be able to tempt Harry Redknapp to the club, offered at 4/1.

A couple of notable former Forest players that could be in the frame to make a return in the dugout are Roy Keane at 10/1, Stuart Pearce and Nigel Clough both at 20/1 and Gary Megson 25/1.

“Steve Cotterill did a fantastic job under very difficult circumstances last season but the ambition of the new Forest owners is highlighted by the fact that they are being linked with Harry Redknapp, Roy Keane and bizarrely, Diego Maradona – who is recently out of a job,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Under their new ownership, Forest are 1/10 to finish higher than their 19th position from last season.

SHIN UP: NEW UNITED BOYS AIM TO CLOSE GAP ON CITY

Shinji Kagawa was paraded in front of the media on Thursday with fellow signing Nick Powell and the Japanese international is 11/4 to net between 12 and 15 times for United this term. He is expected to play a pivotal role at Old Trafford this season and is 11/2 to start more than 26 games at United this season and 3/1 to start less than ten games.

“While Man City had Yaya Toure and David Silva, Manchester United were really lacking a creative midfielder last year and Kagawa looks like he will fill that role now,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Nick Powell, the 18 year old signing from Crewe is more likely one for the future. William Hill have him at 8/13 to start one or no games in the Premier League. He is 9/2 to start six or more in the Premier League this time. A big impact this season is unlikely but he is 7/1 to make the England squad for the World Cup in 2014.

Next Nottingham Forest manager: 2/1 Darren Ferguson; 4/1 Harry Redknapp; 7/1 Mick McCarthy; 10/1 Roy Keane; 16/1 Alex McLeish; 16/1 Billy Davies; 16/1 Karl Robinson; 16/1 Diego Maradona; 20/1 Alan Shearer; 20/1 Stuart Pearce; 20/1 Alan Curbishly; 20/1 Neil Warnock; 20/1 Nigel Clough; 25/1 Gary Megson; 25/1 Gordon Strachan; 25/1 Iain Dowie; 25/1 Ian Holloway; 25/1 Ole Gunnar Solksjaer; 25/1 Paolo Di Canio; 25/1 Paul Ince; 25/1 Rafa Benitez; 25/1 Phil Brown; 25/1 Glenn Hoddle; 25/1 Sven Goran Eriksson

Nottingham Forest finishing position: 9/1 lower; 7/1 exactly 19th; 1/10 higher

Shinji Kagawa Specials
Kagawa Premier League Starts 2012/13
3/1 Under Ten
9/4 11-15
9/4 16-20
3/1 21-25
11/2 26+

Kagawa Premier League Goals 2012/13
11/4 Under Four
5/2 4-7
5/2 8-11
11/4 12-15
5/1 16+

Nick Powell
Nick Powell number of Premier League starts for Manchester United 2012/13
8/13 0-1
5/2 2-3
7/2 4-5
9/2 6+

7/1 Nick Powell to be in the England squad for the 2014 World Cup

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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

Read more

Oh Dear Ac: Ibra Out, Carroll In…

The rumours that Andy Carroll could be on his way from Liverpool refuse to die down and William Hill make him 11/4 to have left the club by the time the transfer window shuts, whether on loan or permanently (1/4 to still be at Liverpool). AC Milan and West Ham lead the race for his signature with both sides 11/4 to be his next club, with Newcastle 8/1 and PSG and Malaga 14/1.

“Andy Carroll has struggled since his move to Liverpool and a year on loan may give him the playing time that he requires to continue his development,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Rumours in Italy are suggesting that there are a couple of teams sniffing around AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic and William Hill make oil-rich PSG the 11/10 favourites to be his next club with Chelsea 6/1 and Manchester City 8/1.

Former favourite for the England manager’s job Harry Redknapp is on the short list released by the Russian FA to become the new national coach after Dick Advocaat left for PSV. The former Spurs boss is 12/1 to make the shock move.

Andy Carroll next club: 11/4 AC Milan; 11/4 West Ham; 8/1 Newcastle; 14/1 PSG; 14/1 Malaga; 16/1 Arsenal; 16/1 Tottenham; 20/1 Chelsea; 20/1 Reading; 20/1 Ajax; 20/1 Stoke; 20/1 Norwich; 20/1 Manchester City; 25/1 Manchester United; 25/1 Bayern Munich; 33/1 Inter Milan; 33/1 Everton; 40/1 Sunderland; 66/1 Real Madrid; 66/1 Barcelona…others on request
*loan deals count

Zlatan Ibrahimovic next club: 11/10 PSG; 6/1 Chelsea; 8/1 Manchester City; 12/1 Real Madrid; 14/1 Manchester United; 14/1 Juventus; 16/1 Bayern Munich; 16/1 Barcelona; 20/1 Inter; 20/1 Arsenal; 25/1 Malaga; 33/1 Ajax

12/1 Harry Redknapp to be named as the next permanent Russia boss

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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

Read more

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
Email: myoung@williamhill.co.uk
Phone: 02089183981

Read more

You Bet Moyes Headed For Spurs

YOU BET MOYES HEADED FOR SPURS

William Hill have installed David Moyes as 7/4 favourite to succeed Harry Redknapp as the next permanent manager of Spurs. Hills also offer 7/2 Roberto Martinez; 6/1 Rafa Benitez; Jurgen Klinsmann; 16/1 Fabio Capello; Andre Villas Boas; Alan Pardew; 20/1 Gus Poyet; 25/1 Martin O’Neill; 33/1 Stuart Pearce. Others on request.
‘This will be a volatile market but as Spurs would have expected Harry to get the England job they are sure to have put out feelers to potential replacements and we would expect a speedy appointment’ said Hill’sspokesman Graham Sharpe.

Further information…07803233702
twitter- @sharpeangle

Read more

Moyes Favourite For Spurs Job But Could ‘arry Move To Monaco?

David Moyes is 10/11 to be named as the next Spurs boss after Harry Redknapp left the club in the early hours of Thursday morning. William Hill make Moyes the favourite followed by Roberto Martinez at 7/4. With the uncertainty surrounding Rangers at the moment, Ally McCoist could be out of a job in the next few days and he has entered the betting at 25/1.

“David Moyes has performed fantastically over the last ten years at Everton, but will surely feel that he has the ability to make the step up,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

All eyes will turn to where the outgoing Spurs boss will turn up and he is 3/1 to take an international job and 6/1 to make a return to newly promoted West Ham. Having been linked with a move to the Middle East in the past, he is 7/1 to go to Al Ahly. Should he want to move a bit closer to Rosie ’47, he is 50/1 for his next job to be in charge of Monaco.

Redknapp enjoyed a fine rapport with many of his players and his departure could spell the end of Tottenham careers for a number of their big names. Luka Modric, already the subject of interest from Chelsea and Manchester United to no longer be a Spurs player come the start of next season, with Bale 10/3 to have gone and van der Vaart 6/4.

Spurs fans must surely be fearing the worst and Hills make them odds on to finish between 5th and 8th and out of the Champions League spots. Fourth place was not good enough for Spurs this year and they are 7/2 to finish in fourth.

Next Spurs Manager: 10/11 David Moyes; 7/4 Roberto Martinez; 6/1 Rafa Benitez; 6/1 Jurgen Klinsmann; 7/1 Fabio Capello; 10/1 Andre Villas-Boas; 16/1 Alan Pardew; 16/1 Gus Poyet; 16/1 Pep Guardiola; 16/1 Jose Mourinho; 16/1Tim Sherwood; 20/1 Martin O’Neill; 20/1 Sam Allardyce; 25/1 Ally McCoist; 25/1 Owen Coyle; 25/1 Dider Deschamps; 25/1 Carlo Ancelotti; 25/1 Laurent Blanc; 25/1 Martin Jol; 25/1 Guus Hiddink; 33/1 BAR

Players to leave Spurs (to still be there): 1/6 Modric (7/2 still be there); 6/4 Defoe (1/2); 6/4 Van Der Vaart (1/2); 10/3 Bale (1/5); 7/2 Walker (1/6); 9/2 Lennon (1/8); 9/2 Dawson (1/8); 7/1 Parker (1/16)

Spurs Finishing position: 9/2 1-3; 7/2 fourth; 4/7 5-8; 5/2 9-17; 250/1 relegation

7/4 Spurs Top Four finish

25/1 Spurs to win Premier League 2012/13

250/1 Spurs to be relegated 2012/13

Redknapp next Club: 3/1 International team; 6/1 West Ham; 7/1 Al Ahly; 10/1 Manchester United; 10/1 Newcastle; 12/1 Everton; 14/1 Arsenal; 16/1 Liverpool; 16/1 Manchester City; 20/1 Chelsea; 25/1 Portsmouth; 33/1 Bournemouth; 50/1 Monaco

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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

Read more

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
Media Relations

T: 020 8918 3858
M: 0784 1011 584
E: radams@williamhill.co.uk
William Hill, Greenside House, 50 Station Road,
Wood Green, London, N22 7TP.

Read more

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

T: 020 8918 3858
M: 0784 1011 584
E: radams@williamhill.co.uk
William Hill, Greenside House, 50 Station Road,
Wood Green, London, N22 7TP.

Read more

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

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

Read more

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

Read more

Race For Top Four Back On…bolton 10/3 To Lose Last Two Games

The race for fourth place took another twist as Newcastle won at Chelsea ad Spurs thumped a woeful Bolton Wanderers. Spurs are in to 1/5 to finish the season in the top four, with Arsenal 1/12 and Newcastle 5/2. Chelsea’s best hope of Champions League football next season is to win this year’s competition as they are now 20/1 to bag a top four spot.

“The race for the top four has really warmed up again and this could be yet another battle in the Premier League that could go down to the wire,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Harry Redknapp is 5/1 to be named the next England manager after a disappointing week on that front, while Alan Pardew, who has masterminded a fantastic rise to the top for Newcastle, is 12/1.

At the other end of the table, Bolton are 10/3 with Hills to lose their final two games of the season. Bolton are 5/6 to be relegated with Blackburn 1/66 and QPR 5/6.

Relegation: 1/66 Blackburn; 5/6 QPR; 5/6 Bolton; 20/1 Wigan; 20/1 Aston Villa

Without Manchester: 2/5 Arsenal; 2/1 Tottenham; 8/1 Newcastle; 40/1 Chelsea

Relegation Trebles: 10/11 Wolves/Bolton/Blackburn; 10/11 Wolves/Blackburn/QPR; 20/1 Wolves/QPR/Bolton; 25/1 Wolves/Wigan/Blackburn; 25/1 Wolves/Blackburn/Aston Villa; 33/1 BAR

Top four finish: 1/12 Arsenal; 1/5 Tottenham; 5/2 Newcastle; 20/1 Chelsea

5/1 Harry Redknapp to be NEXT England manager

12/1 Alan Pardew to be NEXT England manager

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

Read more