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
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Swans See Poyet As Ready Made Replacement For Rodgers

Swans See Poyet As Ready Made Replacement For Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers has left Swansea after a fantastic year in the Premier League to join Liverpool and William Hill make Brighton Boss, Gus Poyet, the 6/1 favourite to replace him. Colin Pascoe is 8/1 with both Roberto Martinez and Ian Holloway 10/1.

“Brendan Rodgers will surely leave Swansea with the blessing of everyone at the club and whoever comes in will have very big boots to fill,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

William Hill Next Swansea Manager: 6/1 Gus Poyet, 8/1 Colin Pascoe, 10/1 Roberto Martinez, 10/1 Ian Holloway, 14/1 Alan Curbishley, 16/1 Alan Curtis, 16/1 Michael Laudrup, 16/1 Chris Houghton, 20/1 Ole Solskjar, 20/1 Ray Wilkins, 20/1 Gianfranco Zola, 20/1 Dougie Freedman, 20/1 Lee Clark, 20/1 Steve Bruce, 25/1 Karl Robinson, 25/1 Paolo Di Canio, 25/1 Rafa Benitez, 25/1 Roberto Di Matteo, 25/1 Tony Mowbray, 25/1 Eddie Howe, 25/1 Alex McLeish, 33/1 Bar

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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Punters Keane To Back Roy For Forest

PUNTERS KEANE TO BACK ROY FOR FOREST

William Hill have suspended their market for who will be the next Nottingham Forest manager after taking a bet of £5000 on Roy Keane at odds of 2/1, shortening him to Even money but continuing to be asked for hefty wagers at that price.

“There have been a number of well backed contenders to succeed Steve McClaren such as Karl Robinson, Billy Davies and Alan Shearer but after seeing a string of bets of up to £5000 for Roy Keane with little support for anybody else, we have decided to suspend the market in case an appointment is imminent”, said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Hills Closing Odds for Nottingham Forest Manager:
Evens Roy Keane
11/4 John Pemberton
4/1 Karl Robinson
9/1 Billy Davies
10/1 Phil Brown
11/1 Dave Jones
14/1 Darren Ferguson
14/1 Martin O’Neill
14/1 Nigel Clough
16/1 Alan Shearer
16/1 Paul Hart

Graham Sharpe,
Media Relations Director.

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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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