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

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Mark Young
PR Assistant, William Hill
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Could Moses Lead Chelsea To The Promised Land Again?

With Chelsea having had their first approach for Victor Moses rebuffed William Hill question where he will be at the beginning of next season. So often used to getting their way, Chelsea are 4/7 to land the young striker and 11/8 he will still be at Wigan.

“Abramovich can quite often get like a dog with a bone, as his dogged pursuit of Jose Mourinho has shown in the past and we think that the same determination will prove too much for Wigan this summer,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Chelsea have already signed Eden Hazard and Marko Marin this summer and seem to be on the hunt to strengthen their Champions League winning squad. William Hill believe that 3-4 new signings (4/6) will start on the first day of next season for the Blues. 0-2 is 7/4 and 5+ is 5/1.

Andre Villas Boas is the 2/7 favourite with William Hill to take over at Tottenham despite the clubs links with France boss Laurent Blanc, who is 3/1 for the job. Luka Modric is 8/11 to still be at White Hart Lane for the start of next season. Gareth Bale is 4/9 and Rafael Van der Vaart is 8/15.

“Overlooking his Chelsea experience, AVB has a great managerial record and it would seem that some of the top players will stay to be part of the revolution,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Victor Moses’ Club on the first day of next Season: Chelsea 4/7, Wigan 11/8, QPR 10/1, Arsenal 12/1, Liverpool 16/1, Spurs 16/1, Man City 20/1, Man Utd 20/1

How many new players signed by Chelsea will start first game of next season?

7/4 0-2
4/6 3-4
5/1 5+

Next Permanent Tottenham Manager: 2/7 Villas Boas, 3/1 Blanc, 10/1 Klinsmann, 12/1 Moyes, 12/1 Rangnick, 14/1 Sherwood, 16/1 Martinez, 20/1 Benitez, 25/1 BAR

Still at Tottenham on the first day of next season:

8/11 Modric (1/1 Not)
4/9 Bale (13/8 Not)
8/15 Van der Vaart (11/8 Not)

Joe Crilly
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England Defensive? 12/1 To Be Tournament’s Top Scorers

William Hill have almost £1 million liabilities on England winning the Euros and after Friday’s thrilling victory over Sweden, look like they will at least qualify for the quarter finals – meaning that by the time they kick off against Ukraine, that liability could well be into seven figures. England are 2/7 to qualify from Group D and 2/1 to win the group. The Three Lions are 10/1 to win the tournament.

After their one goal apiece against Sweden Danny Welbeck and Andy Carroll are both 3/1 to be England’s leading scorers at the Euros, while with four goals already, England are 12/1 to be the tournament’s leading scorers. Wayne Rooney is 1/20 to return against the Ukraine and Hills make his 2/1 that he scores one goal, 10/1 two and 33/1 three or more.

“England threw off the defensive shackles that Roy Hodgson’s sides have shown in the past and the last 20 minutes showed that England can attack with the best and we think they could now prove a few people wrong (including Laurent Blanc) and be the tournament’s top scorers,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Despite the victory, John Terry did not have his best game in an England shirt and he is 9/2 to fail to start against Ukraine while James Milner is 9/4 to be dropped to the bench.

England top goalscorer: 3/1 Danny Welbeck; 3/1 Andy Carroll; 11/2 Theo Walcott; 6/1 Wayne Rooney; 10/1 Joleon Lescott; 10/1 Ashley Young; 14/1 BAR

Match odds: 23/20 England; 5/2 Ukraine; 11/5 Draw

To start vs Ukraine: 5/6 Carroll; 5/6 Welbeck; 1/20 Rooney

How many will Rooney score vs Ukraine: 2/5 none; 2/1 exactly one; 10/1 exactly two; 33/1 three or more

John Terry to start vs Ukraine: 1/8 yes; 9/2 no

James Milner to start vs Ukraine: 1/3 yes; 9/4 no

Group D winner: 8/15 France; 2/1 England; 6/1 Ukraine

To qualify from Group D (not to): 1/200 France (25/1); 2/7 England (5/2); 5/2 Ukraine (2/7)

England to be the highest scoring team in the tournament: 12/1

Joe Crilly
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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

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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

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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

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Barca Still Favourites For Cl Despite Defeat…rdm Favourite To Permanently Take Over From Avb

Chelsea held on for a famous victory against Barcelona at the same time landing odds of 4/1. William Hill make the Blues 6/1 (from 8/1) to win the Champions League although Barcelona remain the favourites at 11/10. Barcelona are 1/4 to win at the Nou Camp in the return leg with Chelsea 10/1 and the draw 4/1.

“Barca just could not find the net tonight but we cannot imagine them squandering such chances in the second leg and we fancy them to be eliminated after the next match,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Didier Drogba scored the winner and he is 4/7 to start ahead of Torres for the second leg. Roberto Di Matteo has overseen just one defeat and he is the 7/4 favourite to get the job on a permanent basis ahead of Rafa Benitez at 9/4 and Jose Mourinho at 11/4.

Barca Goals in the second leg: 4/6 none; 7/2 one; 5/1 two; 9/1 three; 16/1 four; 33/1 five; 50/1 six or more

Champions League winner: 11/10 Barca; 5/2 Real Madrid; 7/2 Bayern Munich; 6/1 Chelsea

Second leg 90 minute prices: 1/4 Barcelona; 10/1 Chelsea; 4/1 Draw

Qualify: 2/5 Barcelona; 10/1 Chelsea

Chelsea CL and FA Cup double: 10/1

To start the second leg: 5/4 Torres; 4/7 Drogba

Next Permanent Chelsea boss: 7/4 Roberto Di Matteo; 9/4 Rafael Benitez; 11/4 Jose Mourinho; 8/1 Pep Guardiola; 9/1 Laurent Blanc; 14/1 Joachim Low; 14/1 Moyes; 25/1 BAR

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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King Kenny’s Crown Slipping While Di Matteo Impresses At Chelsea

William Hill have slashed their odds about Kenny Dalglish ceasing to be Liverpool manager by the start of next season from 5/2 to Even money after their latest Premier League setback – and Liverpool striker Andy Carroll is 5/6 NOT to score another Premier League goal this season, and 5/2 to have left the club before next season. His chances of going to the European Championships seem to have fizzled out and he is 7/2 to head on the plane to Poland (1/6 not to). He is far more likely to go to the Olympics – offered at 4/7 (5/4 not to).

Jack Wilshere may play for Arsenal before the end of the season, but his return may come too late for an England call up this summer, offering 4/6 he stays at home (11/10 he goes). Fernando Torres ended his massive Premier League goal drought and he has run into quite a bit of form in recent weeks. Hills are offering 4/6 that he travels as part of the Spain squad to the European Championships this summer (11/10 he does not).

Roberto Di Matteo is now 2/1 joint favourite to permanently get the Chelsea manager’s job having been as long as 8/1 at one point. Jose Mourinho is also 2/1 with Pep Guardiola 9/2.

Liverpool v Everton season match bet: 4/7 – 5/4

Newcastle v Sunderland season match bet: 1/33 – 10/1

Dalglish 1st day of next premier league season as manager of Liverpool: 8/11 Yes EVENS no

Carroll 1st day of next premier league season as a Liverpool player (Loan deals count): 2/7 Yes 5/2 No

Carroll to score again in the Premier League this season? – 5/6 yes, 5/6 no

Carroll to make the England Euro 2012 squad: 7/2 Yes 1/6 No

Jack Wilshere to go to the Euros: Yes (11/10) No (4/6)

Jack Wilshere to go the Olympics: Yes (6/4) No (1/2)

Andy Carroll to go the Olympics: Yes (4/7) No (5/4)

Fernando Torres to go the Euros: Yes (4/6) No (11/10)

Next Permanent Chelsea manager: 2/1 Jose Mourinho; 2/1 Roberto Di Matteo; 9/2 Pep Guardiola; 8/1 Laurent Blanc; 8/1 Joachim Low; 9/1 Rafael Benitez; 12/1 BAR

Champions League Specials:

Highest scoring match:
11/10 Real Madrid/APOEL
5/2 Barcelona/AC Milan
11/4 Bayern Munich/Marseille
5/1 Chelsea/Benfica

Highest scoring team: 11/10 Real Madrid; 11/4 Barcelona; 11/4 Bayern Munich; 7/1 Chelsea; 20/1 Benfica; 28/1 AC Milan; 40/1 Marseille; 200/1 APOEL

Fastest scoring team: 5/2 Real Madrid; 3/1 Barcelona; 3/1 Bayern Munich; 4/1 Chelsea; 8/1 Benfica; 11/1 AC Milan; 16/1 Marseille; 22/1 APOEL

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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Blanc Cut For Chelsea Job…4/1 Phantom Penalties At Old Trafford…1000/1 Ben Arfa Ballon D’or

Laurent Blanc has been cut from 12/1 to 7/1 to become the next Chelsea boss after various news reports indicating that Roman Abrahmovic is desperate to land the Frenchman as AVB’s permanent replacement. Jose Mourinho is the 9/4 favourite with Roberto Di Matteo 10/3 and Pep Guardiola 9/2. Claudio Ranieri has been sacked as Inter manager and William Hill are offering 3/1 that Andre Villas Boas gets the job.

“Because of what he did at Porto, AVB’s stock is still pretty high despite his nightmare stint at Chelsea and he could be quickly back on the managerial merry-go-round,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Manchester United moved three points clear at the top of the Premier League thanks to referee, Michael Oliver, missing what seemed like a blatant penalty and William Hill are offering 4/1 for any opposition team to win a penalty at Old Trafford during the rest of the season.

“Phantom penalties are nothing new at Old Trafford and the odds suggest that opposition sides will be up against it again,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Having moved three points clear, Hills are now offering a market on how many points Manchester United win the League by. They are 9/4 to fail to win the League and 11/2 to win the league on goal difference. They are 11/4 to win by one to three points and the same price to win by four to six points. They are 4/1 to win the League by seven or more points.

Papiss Demba Cisse has claimed that Hatem Ben Arfa is as good as Messi when he plays at his best but William Hill think the mercurial Frenchman has a way to go to reach those levels, offering 1000/1 that he wins the Ballon D’Or this season, compared to 2/7 Messi and 3/1 Ronaldo.

William Hill Odds:

Next Permanent Chelsea Boss: 9/4 Jose Mourinho; 10/3 Roberto Di Matteo; 9/2 Pep Guardiola; 7/1 Laurent Blanc; 8/1 Joachim Low; 8/1 Rafael Benitez; 10/1 David Moyes; 11/1 Fabio Capello; 20/1 BAR

3/1 AVB to become next Inter Milan manager

How many points will Man Utd win the league by?
Not win the league 9/4
Goal difference 11/2
1-3 points 11/4
4-6 points 11/4
7 points or more 4/1

4/1 Any away side to be awarded a penalty at Old Trafford for the remainder of the season

Ballon D’Or 2012: 2/7 Messi; 3/1 Ronaldo; 1000/1 Ben Arfa

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

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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
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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