Managerial Merry Go Round Slowing Down As Avb Becomes Spurs Fav

Michael Laudrup has been appointed as boss of Swansea and William Hill are betting on how his troops fare without the guiding influence of Brendan Rodgers. Hills offer 4/11 that they finish lower than the 11th that they finished last season, 3/1 they finish higher than that and 6/1 they finish exactly 11th.

“Swansea we described as the Barecelona of the Premier League last season and given Laudrup’s Barca history, the transition between managers should be seamless,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “It could be argued, however, that under Rodgers, Swansea overachieved and whether they can do that again this season is questionable.”

Andre Villas Boas is the 11/8 new favourite for the Spurs job with William Hill although, two outsiders are really catching the eye. Martin Jol has been backed in from a 33/1 to 16/1 after being well backed in the last 24 hours and Jurgen Klinsmann is in to 8/1 from 12/1 after a punter in Newcastle walked into a William Hill shop and placed £200 on the former Spurs legend getting the gig.

“Despite being the early favourite, Moyes is on the drift a bit and more contenders are coming to light each day,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “It would seem that this one has a long way to run yet.”

Where will Swansea finish in 2012/13: 4/11 lower than 11th; 6/1 exactly 11th; 3/1 higher than 11th

Next permanent Tottenham manager: 11/8 Andre Villas Boas; 2/1 David Moyes; 7/2 Roberto Martinez; 8/1 Rafa Benitez; 8/1 Fabio Capello; 8/1 Jurgen Klinsmann; 12/1 Martin Jol; 16/1 Alan Pardew; 16/1 Gus Poyet; 16/1 Pep Guardiola; 16/1 Tim Sherwood; 20/1 Martin O’Neill; 20/1 Jose Mourinho; 25/1 BAR

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

Joe Crilly
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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
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Redknapp Stays At Spurs For Now But Moyes Waiting In The Wings

The twittersphere was awash with rumours of Harry Redknapp quitting Spurs – rumours that were quickly silenced by the man himself, but what if they were true? William Hill have made David Moyes the 5/4 favourite to become the next permanent Spurs boss with Roberto Martinez 4/1 second favourite. Harry is 4/1 for his next job to be an international one, although on the back of reported rumours last summer of interest from the Middle East, Al Ahly are 6/1 to be his next destination.

“Redknapp moved quickly to quash the rumours that he was on his way but there are still talks ongoing about his new contract and should he leave the club any time soon, it looks like Moyes is the frontrunner to replace him,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Harry Redknapp’s Next Club?
International team 4/1
Al-Ahly 6/1
Chelsea 6/1
Everton 7/1
Swansea 8/1
Man Utd 10/1
Newcastle 10/1
Arsenal 14/1
Liverpool 16/1
Man City 16/1

Next Spurs Boss
David Moyes 5/4
Roberto Martinez 4/1
Jurgen Klinsman 10/1
Andre Villas-Boas 12/1
Rafa Benitez 14/1
Fabio Capello 16/1
Gus Poyet 16/1
Alan Pardew 20/1
Marco Van Basten 20/1
Alan Curbishley 33/1

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

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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

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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
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Rafa’s Return ?

RETURN OF RAFA? BET ON IT

FORMER Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has been installed as 2/1 favourite to succeed Kenny Dalglish by William Hill, who make Wigan’s Roberto Martinez their 5/2 second favourite. Everton boss David Moyes is a 40/1 chance to switch Mersey-sides, with current player Jamie Carragher a 50/1 shot to replace departing Dalglish. ‘Rafa has the credentials but how keen would the Anfield faithful be to welcome him back?’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

William Hill Next PermanentLiverpool Manager: 2/1 Rafael Benitez; 5/2 Roberto Martinez; 9/2 Frank Rijkaard; 8/1 Steve Clarke; 10/1 Paul Lambert; 11/1 Brendan Rogers; 12/1 Fabio Capello; 14/1 Andre Villas-Boas; 16/1 Martin O’Neill; 16/1 Jose Mourinho; 16/1 Carlo Ancelotti; 20/1 Didier Deschamps; 20/1 Marcelo Lippi; 20/1 Jurgen Klinsmann, 25/1 Guus Hiddink; 25/1 Martin Jol; 25/1 Gus Poyet; 25/1 Pep Guardiola, 25/1 Claudio Ranieri; 25/1 Lauren Blanc; 25/1 Louis van Gaal; 33/1 joachim Low; 40/1 Owen Coyle, 40/1 Sven Goran Eriksson; 40/1 David Moyes 50/1 Jamie Carragher; 150/1 Steven Gerrard

WHAT WILL LIVERPOOL WIN NEXT SEASON?….125/1 Prem; 8/1 FA Cup; 6/1 Carling Cup; 11/1 Europa League.

LIVERPOOL TO WIN NOTHING NEXT SEASON?….2/9…TO WIN ALL 4 TROPHIES – 2500/1.

NEXT PERMANENT LIVERPOOL MANAGER TO WIN LMA MANAGER OF YEAR NEXT SEASON – 10/1

Further information…..graham sharpe…0780 3233702
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Hodgson Fancied For England: Will Gerrard Miss Out On Captaincy?

Roy Hodgson is the 1/8 favourite to get the England job with William Hill after news emerged that the West Brom manager had been approached by the FA. Having been as short as 1/4 on Saturday, Harry Redknapp is out to 9/2 with current interim manager Stuart Pearce 25/1.

“The FA have announced that Hodgson is the first man that they want to speak to, but whether this is an indication that he is first choice is uncertain,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly. “All those that think Harry is still the man for the job, now have the opportunity to back him at odds against.”

After his missed penalty against Blackburn signalled the end for Hodgson, Hills have pushed out the price of Steven Gerrard wearing the captain’s armband for England’s first Euros game from 5/4 to 11/8, while Scott Parker is in from 5/4 to 6/5. Joe Hart is the 7/1 third favourite.

Carlos Tevez has announced that he would love to stay at Manchester City for the foreseeable future and Hills have cut his odds of staying until at least next season from 6/4 to 1/20.

England Captain for Euro 2012 Game vs France: 6/5 Scott Parker; 11/8 Steven Gerrard; 7/1 Joe Hart; 12/1 Frank Lampard; 33/1 Rio Ferdinand; 33/1 Ashley Cole; 33/1 Gareth Barry
*If captain for this game is John Terry then all bets void

Next permanent England manager: 1/8 Roy Hodgson; 9/2 Harry Redknapp; 25/1 Stuart Pearce; 25/1 Martin O’Neill; 33/1 Alan {ardew; 33/1 Guus Hiddink; 33/1 Rafa Benitez; 40/1 Pep Guardiola; 50/1 BAR

When Will England next lose: 11/4 Norway; 3/1 Belgium; 4/1 France; 7/1 Sweden; 10/1 Ukraine; 5/2 unbeaten for these games

Who Will Start Englands First Euro 2012 Game vs France?

Kyle Walker (Yes) 11/10
Kyle Walker (No) 4/6
Frank Lampard (Yes) 5/4
Frank Lampard (No) 4/7
Ashley Young (Yes) 4/7
Ashley Young (No) 5/4
Danny Welbeck (Yes) 5/6
Danny Welbeck (No) 5/6
James Milner (Yes) 2/1
James Milner (No) 4/11
Daniel Sturridge (Yes) 11/10
Daniel Sturridge (No) 4/6

Joe Crilly
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Di Matteo 11/4 For Permanent Gig…drogba 1/2 To Be More Prolific Than Torres

Chelsea arguably had the better of their game against Spurs, although they could not find a way through, despite finishing the match with both Torres and Drogba on the pitch. William Hill are offering 1/2 that Drogba scores more Premier League goals than Fernando Torres between now and the end of the season (6/4 vice versa).

Drogba’s future is uncertain with offers for his services coming from around the globe and William Hill agree, making him 5/6 to be at Chelsea on the first day of next season and the same price for him to have left by that time. Despite his poor recent form, Hills offer 4/11 that Torres is still at Chelsea come the first day of next season (2/1 that he has left).

Di Matteo has only been defeated once since taking over at Chelsea and William Hill are offering 11/4 that he becomes the next permanent Chelsea boss. Jose Mourinho is the 9/4 favourite with Pep Guardiola 7/2 third favourite.

Next Permanent Chelsea Manager: 9/4 Jose Mourinho; 11/4 Roberto Di Matteo; 7/2 Pep Guardiola; 8/1 Joachim Low; 8/1 Rafa Benitez; 10/1 David Moyes; 11/1 Fabio Capello; 12/1 BAR

Who will score more before now and the end of the season: 1/2 Drogba; 6/4 Torres

Will Drogba still be at Chelsea at the start of next season: 5/6 yes; 5/6 no

Will Torres still be at Chelsea at the start of next season: 4/11 yes; 2/1 no

Joe Crilly
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Birmimgham 9/4 To Add To Chelsea Worries As Jose In Demand

BIRMINGHAM 9/4 TO ADD TO CHELSEA WORRIES

William Hill make Birmingham 9/4 to knock 1/3 Chelsea out of the FA Cup on Tuesday night – and it is a 7/1 chance that the game will go to penalties. Birmingham are 4/1 to win in 90m, with the draw 5/2, and Chelsea 8/11.
Birmimgham are 12/1 to win in extra time, Chelsea 6/1, and both Chelsea and Birmimgham are 12/1 to win on penalties.

Hills– TO WIN FA CUP- 5/2 Liverpool; Spurs; 7/2 Chelsea; 6 Everton; 9 Sunderland; 16 Stoke; 28 Bolton; 40 Leicester; 50 Birmingham; 150 Stevenage.

WHEN WILL CHELSEA NEXT WIN A

GAME?
BRUM 6TH 4/6
STOKE 10TH 15/8
NAPOLI 14TH 8/1
MAN CITY 19TH 33/1
SPURS 24TH 16/1
VILLA 31ST 20/1
NONE OF THESE FIXTURES 14/1

JOSE IN DEMAND? YOU BET HE IS…….

WITH JOSE MOURINHO strongly fancied for a return to Chelsea, William Hill were anticipating taking plenty of bets for him to succeed AVB as permanent boss at Stamford Bridge – so when a Kent punter asked for a £1000 bet on him they were surprised that it was for him to take over at Spurs! ‘Mourinho is being backed to be the next boss at Chelsea, Spurs, Manchester United and England – even a man of his ability is unlikely to be able to complete that set’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.’The available Rafa Benitez and Mourinho are the best fancied Chelsea contenders so far.’
Meanwhile, another ‘next boss’ punter staked £3000 on Harry Redknapp becoming the next England manager. ‘Many punters regard the England job as a fait accompli, but if Spurs continue to concede goals at their current rate it may not be!’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Hills…Next permanent (one year contract or more) manager of Chelsea- 5/2 Jose Mourinho; 5/2 Rafa Benitez; 5/1 Roberto di Matteo; 6/1 Pep Guardiola; Fabio Capello; 14/1 David Moyes; 20/1 Deschamps; Hiddink; Poyet; Rijkaard; Rodgers; Van Marwijk.

Next permanent Spurs boss – 7/2 Mourinho; 9/2 Moyes; 10/1 Ancelotti; Hughton; Rodgers.Others on request.

Next permanent England manager – 1/7 Redknapp; 8/1 Pearce; 9/1 Guardiola; 12 Mourinho; 14 Hodgson. Others on request.

SPL FAVOURITES TO BE FIRST WITH GOAL-LINE TECHNOLOGY…..

WITH SPECULATION growing that FIFA are set to endorse the introduction of goal-line technology, William Hill have opened a book on which major European league will get to introduce it first and have made the SPL 13/8 favourites. ‘This seems to be a story which has been around forever without actually happening, maybe at last it is imminent. We think the SPL could be well placed to be considered for the honour of staging the first League game to boast goal-line technology.’ Said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

FIRST LEAGUE TO STAGE LEAGUE GAME WITH GOAL-LINE TECHNOLOGY:
Scottish Premier League 13/8
English Premier League 11/4
German Bundesliga 4/1
Spanish La Liga 11/2
French Ligue 1 7/1
Italian Serie A 8/1
Dutch Eredivisie 10/1

ARSENAL 20/1 FOR MIRACLE ESCAPE

William Hill make Arsenal 20/1 to manage to overcome the four goal deficit against AC Milan to make it through to the next round of the Champions League when they face AC Milan on Tuesday night. Arsenal are 23/20 to win the game in 90m, 12/5 to draw, with AC 23/10. Robin Van Persie is 25/1 to score a 90m hat trick. A 4-0 90m win for the Gunners is 40/1, with a 5-0 triumph 125/1.

Graham Sharpe,
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