Holt To Join Lambert At Villa Park?

Grant Holt looks even more certain to be leaving Norwich after West Ham made an offer for him and William Hill make him 4/7 to join Sam Allardyce’s side, 11/8 to join former manager, Paul Lambert at Aston Villa and 9/1 to stay at Carrow Road. With Aston Villa now having confirmed Lambert as their manager and given the Villain’s recent propensity to only keep their managers for the one season, Hills are offering 5/2 that the former Norwich man is not in charge on the first day of the 2013/14 season. Lambert is 1/9 to take Villa to a higher position than their 16th position that they finished under Alex McLeish.

“Lambert is a fantastic manager and we fully expect him to lead Villa up the table next year,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “He did have some good players at his disposal at Carrow Road and he could be joined by one of his old cohorts at Villa Park should West Ham not bag Grant Holt.”

Hills make Chris Hughton the 5/4 favourite to replace Lambert, with Malky Macky 7/4 and Steve Bruce 3/1.

Who will Grant Holt be playing for at the start of the 2012/13 Premier League season: 4/7 West Ham; 11/8 Aston Villa; 9/1 Norwich; 12/1 Sunderland; 16/1 Everton; 20/1 Tottenham; 25/1 Stoke; 33/1 Newcastle; 33/1 Fulham; 40/1 Liverpool

Paul Lambert to still be at Villa on the start of the 2013/14 season: 2/7 yes; 5/2 no

Aston Villa to finish higher than 2011/12 season: 1/9 Higher than 16th; 5/1 lower than 16th; 9/1 Finish 16th

Next permanent Norwich manager: 5/4 Chris Hughton; 7/4 Malky Mackay; 3/1 Steve Bruce; 6/1 Lee Clark; 6/1 Tim Sherwood; 10/1 Ian Culverhouse; 12/1 Ole Gunnar Solksjaer; 14/1 Gus Poyet; 14/1 Ala Curbishley; 14/1Gianfranco Zola; 14/1 Ian Holloway; 16/1 Roberto Martinez; 16/1 Mick McCarthy; 25/1 BAR

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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

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Who Will Be Championship New Boy Boss Champ ?

************William Hill CHAMPIONSHIP MANAGER SPECIALS******************************************

WHO WLL BE CHAMPIONSHIP NEW-BOY CHAMP?

With several Championship clubs welcoming new managers, William Hill have opened a book on which of them will come out on top at the end of the season and how many of them may fail to see the season out as manager – offering 11/8 that at least one of them will have left the job by then. ‘The difficulty of impressing as an in-coming boss is emphasized by quoting odds-against for all of the new managers to see the season out at their new clubs’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.:

Hills…Highest finishing New Championship Manager:

West Ham (Sam Allardyce) 11/8
Birmingham (Chris Hughton) 9/4
N Forest (Steve McLaren) 5/2
Cardiff (Malky Mackay) 7/1
Watford (Sean Dyche) 25/1
Barnsley (Keith Hill) 40/1

**Only these 6 count.

Hills…..How many of Allardyce, Hughton, McLaren, Mackay, Dyche, Hill will still be manager of their clubs on the final day of 2011/12 season:

0 or 1 33/1
2 or 3 9/1
4 7/2
5 5/4
All 6 11/8

**One of Allardyce, Hughton, McLaren, Mackay, Dyche, Hill to win the Championship title: 11/8

Graham Sharpe,
Media Relations Director.

T: 020 8918 3731
M: 07803 233702
E: gsharpe@williamhill.co.uk
Twitter – @sharpeangle

William Hill, Greenside House, 50 Station Road,
Wood Green, London, N22 7TP.

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England U21 Latest Plus Managerial Moves

10/1 Sturridge,Welbeck, Rose, all score in same game:
GREAT SCOTT? OR WILL DANNY BOYS COME UP TRUMPS?

William Hill make Daniel Sturridge 13/8 favourite, Danny Welbeck 15/8 second favourite, and Danny Rose 12/1, (10/1 all three to score in any game of the tournament) to top score for England in the UEFA U21 Championships. And Hills also offer 6/1 Scott Sinclair; 13/2 Nathan Delfoneso; 10/1 Jack Rodwell; Conor Wickham; 12/1 Danny Rose. Others on request.

Hills HAVE OPENED A BOOK ON WHEN ENGLAND WILL BE ELIMINATED AND GO 11/10 THEY FAIL TO MAKE IT THROUGH THE GROUP STAGE; 5/2 THEY ARE KNOCKED OUT IN THE SEMIS, 7/2 THEY FINISH RUNNERS-UP.

ENGLAND ARE 14/1 TO SEE RED ON THREE OR MORE OCCASIONS DURING THE U21 TOURNAMENT with William Hill who offer 4/6 that no England player is red-carded. ‘Of course we expect the lads to remain level headed at all times and we’re sure Stuart Pearce will be telling them just that’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe, ‘But in the heat of competition occasionally the red mist can descend unexpectedly’

HOW MANY ENGLAND RED CARDS?

0………..4/6
Exactly 1.15/8
Exactly 2…6/1
3 or more………14/1

William Hill are offering 3/1 that England and Spain, who meet in their opening Euro U21 tournament game on Sunday, will also meet in the final of the event. ‘Most England fans would be delighted to think that these two sides would meet again in the Final’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Spain are 2/1 favourites to win the tournament with Hills, who make England 9/2 second favourites and also offer 13/2 Croatia; 13/2 Denmark; 7/1 Switzerland; 8/1 Iceland; 12/1 Ukraine; 20/1Belarus.
Hills….GROUP A- 6/5 Denmark; 2/1 Switzerland; 3/1 Iceland; 9/1 Belarus.
GROUP B- 5/4 Spain; 15/8 England; 7/2 Croatia; 13/2 Ukraine.

MANAGERIAL MATTERS….ALAN SHEARER has been backed to take over from David Jones at Cardiff with Hills who now quote him at 6/1 joint fourth favourite with Mark Robins, while Malky Mackay is 8/11 favourite with Chris Hughton 11/8 and Roberto Di Matteo 4/1.
RAFA BENITEZ has regained favouritism for the VILLA job with Hills who have him at 6/4, with Mark Hughes 5/2; Roberto Martinez 9/2; Alex McLeish 5/1; Owen Coyle 6/1; David Moyes 7/1.
BETS OF UP TO £150 at odds of 8/1 have seen Harry Redknapp shorten to 11/2 second favourite to become the next Chelsea boss with Hills who make Guus Hiddink 1/8 favourite with Andre Villas-Boas at 6/1 and Mark Hughes 8/1. ‘As usual, support for contenders for these jobs seems to go in waves – as one recedes, another crashes on the shore abd sooner or later we’ll be washed away when decisions are imminent.’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Further information…….graham sharpe……0780 3233702

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You Bet Sam Is The Man For West Ham!

William Hill have slashed the price of Sam Allardyce being named as the next West Ham manager from 5/2 to 4/9, following a one sided gamble today. “It has been 100% Allardyce all day, which would suggest he has been seen out and about with the West Ham owners,” said Hill’s spokesman Rupert Adams.

William Hill Next Permanent West Ham Manager: 4/9 Sam Allardyce, 5/1 Dave Jones, 7/1 Billy Davis, 9/1 Martin O’Neill, 10/1 Chris Houghton, 12/1 Neil Warnock, 14/1 Alex McLeish, 16/1 Ian Holloway, 20/1 Malky MacKay, 20/1 Alan Curbishly

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Heavy Gamble On Bluebird To Become A Hammer

Dave Jones has been cut from 10/1 to 6/4 to be the new West Ham boss, by William Hill. He has been the subject of a massive gamble over the space of an hour and has pushed other contenders such as Chris Hughton and Sam Allardyce out to 10/3 and 4/1 respectively.

“Dave Jones has gone from relative outsider to frontrunner in the space of 20 minutes and the gamble would suggest that he is, as reported, the number one target to replace Avram Grant,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Next Permanent West Ham Manager (William Hill Odds): 6/4 Dave Jones; 10/3 Chris Hughton; 4/1 Sam Allardyce; 9/1 Alex McLeish; 14/1 Neil Warnock; 14/1 Martin O’Neill; 14/1 Paul Lambert; 14/1 Chris Coleman; 16/1 Kevin Keen; 16/1 Ian Holloway; 16/1 Malky MacKay; 20/1 BAR

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

Note: This is a volatile market and may be likely to change. For all the latest odds, go to http://sports.williamhill.com/bet/en-gb/betting/e/2047939/sp/Next-Permanent-West-Ham-Manager.html

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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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Tevez Backed To Stay At Eastlands As City Odds On To Bag Third

Following his brace against Stoke City, Carlos Tevez has been backed in to 5/6 to still be at Manchester City on the first day of next season. On the day before the FA Cup final, he was 2/5 to move over the summer although his public pledge to stay at Eastlands has seen a marked gamble at William Hill on City’s skipper staying. Carlos Tevez is 5/6 to be this season’s Premier League top scorer, while Dimitar Berbatov is the same price. City are 4/9 to beat Arsenal to 3rd in the table with the Gunners 13/8 to get the final automatic Champion’s League spot.

“Despite suffering a two month goal drought this season AND being out injured for six weeks, Tevez goes into the last day of the season with every chance of winning the golden boot and in firing City into third has more than proved his worth to the club,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Premier League Odds:
Top Scorer: 5/6 Berbatov; 5/6 Tevez

Finish Third: 4/9 Manchester City; 13/8 Arsenal

Carlos Tevez to be at Manchester City on the first day of next season: 5/6 Yes; 5/6 No

Championship Latest
Having lead Cardiff into yet another playoff defeat, Dave Jones is priced at 1/2 to not be Cardiff manager come the first game of next season. Another Championship side with managerial woes are West Ham for whom Chris Hughton is 11/10 favourite. Sam Allardyce is the 9/2 second favourite with Martin O’Neill 5/1.

Swansea are slight favourites to win the Championship playoff at 11/8, while Reading are 13/8 to win in 90 minutes. Swansea are 8/11 to win promotion while Reading are Even money to do so.

Championship Odds:
Promotion: 8/11 Swansea; 1/1 Reading

90 Minutes Betting: 11/8 Swansea; 13/8 Reading; 21/10 Draw

Dave Jones Still At Cardiff on first day of next season: 1/2 No; 6/4 Yes

Next West Ham Boss: 11/10 Chris Hughton; 9/2 Sam Allardyce; 5/1 Martin O’Neill; 7/1 Dave Jones; 8/1 Malky MacKay; 10/1 Kevin Keen; 10/1 Neil Warnock; 10/1 Roberto Di Matteo; 10/1 Paolo Di Canio; 10/1 Alex McLeish; 12/1 BAR

Further information…Joe Crilly…0208 918 3746 / 07850 518 164.

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Roy Keane To Go?

Ipswich boss fav for chop:
ROY KEANE TO GO?

ROY KEANE is 5/1 favourite with William Hill to be the first Championship manager to leave his job this season. ‘Although Ipswich raised their game in the latter stages of the season, a sluggish start this time could put Mr Keane under sustained pressure’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.Hills are betting on whether Ipswich or their deadly rivals Norwich will finish higher this season and offer 5/6 about each of them.’
Hills HAVE ALSO OPENED A BOOK ON WHICH DIVISION WILL BE THE FIRST TO SEE A MANAGER DEPART THIS SEASON, AND MAKE THE CHAMPIONSHIP 15/8 FAVOURITE; WITH LEAGUE ONE AT 9/4; LEAGUE TWO 5/2; PREMIER LEAGUE 4/1. (Market excludes Portsmouth manager)

Hills…..First Championship Manager to leave

Roy Keane…5/1
Billy Davies…6/1
Brian Laws…6/1
Kevin Blackwell…7/1
Dave Jones…8/1
Malky Mackay….10/1
Neil Warnock….12/1
Sean O’Driscoll…14/1
Nigel Clough….14/1
Gordon Strachan….16/1
Darren Ferguson…18/1
Simon Grayson….25/1
Paul Lambert…25/1
Paulo Sousa…25/1
Brendan Rodgers…25/1
Mark Robins…..33/1
Brian McDermott…33/1
Steve Coppell…33/1
Aidy Boothroyd…33/1
George Burley…33/1
Nigel Pearson…33/1
Nigel Adkins….50/1
Kenny Jackett….50/1
(Due to current situtation, Steve Cotterrill of Portsmouth is excluded from this market.)

Top Newcomer
Norwich 11/10
Leeds 6/5
Millwall 4/1
Season Match Bet
Norwich 5/6
Ipswich 5/6

Further information……graham sharpe….0780 3233702

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