Martinez 5/2 To Take The Crown From King Kenny

It appears likely that Kenny Dalglish will step down as manager of Liverpool today and William Hill make in-demand Wigan boss, Roberto Martinez, the 5/2 favourite to be the next boss at Anfield. Dalglish’s number two, Steve Clarke is 4/1 with Hills who also offer 5/1 Benitez, 7/1 Brendan Rodgers; 12/1 Martin O’Neill, 14/1 Andre Villas Boas and 16/1 about both Mourinho and Carlos Ancelotti.

“Despite his second stint in charge of Liverpool not quite being as successful as his first, he still remains a legend in Liverpool and his boots will be very big ones to fill,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Next Liverpool Manager: 5/2 Roberto Martinez; 4/1 Steve Clarke; 5/1 Rafael Benitez; 7/1 Brendan Rodgers; 12/1 Martin O’Neill; 14/1 Andre Villas-Boas; 16/1 Jose Mourinho; 16/1 Carlo Ancelotti; 20/1 Didier Deschamps; 20/1 Marcello Lippi; 20/1 Jurgen Klinsmann; 20/1 Paul Lambert; 25/1 BAR

RUDDY HELL! JOHN BACKED TO BE ON PLANE TO POLAND

John Ruddy, the Norwich City goalkeeper, has been backed in from 5/1 to 1/5 to make the England squad with Scott Carson’s price going the other way from 10/11 to 2/1 and David Stockdale’s going from 10/11 to 4/1.

“John Ruddy had a fantastic season, at some points singlehandedly keeping Norwich in matches and there has been quite a clamour in the last 24 hours to back him for a deserved England call up,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

With Scott Parker struggling with injury, William Hill have also cut his odds of not going to the Euros from 12/1 to 7/2. Paul Scholes could be the man to profit if Scott Parker does not make the squad, with Hills making him 6/4 for a sensational return to the England fold (1/2 he is not). Regardless of whether he makes the England squad, Scholes is 5/2 to start the game against France at the Euros (he is 2/7 not to).

CHAMPIONS SET TO GO OUT ROBIN & RAID ARSENAL AGAIN!

Manchester City have earmarked Robin van Persie as their number one summer target and William Hill offer 8/11 that the current Premier League Player of the Year has left Arsenal by the start of next season (Even money he is still there).

William Hill are offering 6/4 that Joey Barton’s ban, stemming from his incredible lack of self control against Manchester City, is 12 or more games (1/2 it is shorter).

“We were originally offering 5/6 that Joey’s ban would be shorter than eight games, but that was backed off the boards and so we had to bump up the number of games to 12,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Joe Crilly
Press Officer
Twitter: @footy_joe

T: 0208 918 3746
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Barton Backed For Big Ban…scholes Set For Sensational Return

William Hill have cut the price of Joey Barton’s ban being eight or more games following 90% of all bets placed on the market being for over. He is now 4/7 to face a ban of over 7.5 games (5/4 not to).

“Joey has always been known for his pugnacious style, but he may have overstepped the line one too many times and our punters think the FA are ready to throw the book at the QPR captain,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Gary Neville has been called up to the England backroom staff and William Hill make the former United man 14/1 to be the next boss of the England National team. With the 23 man squad set to be named on Wednesday, William Hill are betting on which players make the grade. Joe Hart, Wayne Rooney, Ashley Cole and Steven Gerrard are 1/100 to be on the plane while Scott Parker, Gary Cahill and Gareth Barry are 1/50.

Surprisingly, Paul Scholes has claimed that he would be open for a call up to the Euros squad and he is 6/4 to go.

William Hill odds:

Next Villa Manager: 7/4 Roberto Martinez; 5/2 Paul Lambert; 10/1 Neil Lennon; 10/1 Rafael Benitez; 12/1 Mick McCarthy; 12/1 Ole Gunnar Solksjaer; 12/1 Alan Curbishley; 12/1 Bob Bradley; 12/1 Brendan Rodgers; 12/1 Kevin MacDonald; 14/1 Roberto Di Matteo; 16/1 Brian McDermott; 16/1 Claudio Ranieri; 16/1 Gianfranco Zola; 16/1 Louis Van Gaal; 16/1 Marco Bielsa; 16/1 Paolo Di Canio; 16/1 Gus Poyet; 16/1 Lee Clark; 16/1 Chris Hughton; 20/1 BAR

When will a non Manchester side next win the Premier League: 7/4 2012/13; 11/4 2013/14; 9/2 2014/15; 2/1 2015/16 or later

To make the England Euros Squad:

Goalkeeper: Defenders Midfielders: Attackers:
Joe Hart: 1/100 yes; 16/1 no
Gary Cahill: 1/50 yes; 12/1 no Adam Johnson: 1/1 yes; 8/11 no Wayne Rooney: 1/100 yes; 16/1 no
Scott Carson: 10/11 yes; 4/5 no
Ashley Cole: 1/100 yes; 16/1 no Steven Gerrard: 1/100 yes; 16/1 no Danny Welbeck: 1/6 yes; 7/2 no
Paul Robinson: 10/1 yes; 1/33 no
Phil Jones: 2/7 yes; 5/2 no Frank Lampard: 1/20 yes; 8/1 no Frazier Campbell: 16/1 yes; 1/100 no
Rob Green: 1/4 yes; 11/4 no
John Terry: 4/7 yes; 5/4 no Scott Parker: 1/50 yes; 12/1 no Grant Holt: 8/1 yes; 1/20 no
David Stockdale: 10/11 yes; 4/5 no
Rio Ferdinand: 4/11 yes; 2/1 no Gareth Barry: 1/50 yes; 12/1 no Andy Carroll: 4/6 yes; 11/10 no
Chris Kirkland: 14/1 yes; 1/66 no
Kyle Walker: 1/8 yes; 9/2 no Ashley Young: 1/16 yes; 7/1 no Peter Crouch: 11/10 yes; 4/6 no
John Ruddy: 5/1 yes; 1/9 no
Micah Richards: 4/6 yes; 11/10 no Theo Walcott: 1/6 yes; 7/2 no Jermain Defoe: 8/11 yes; 1/1 no
Glen Johnson: 2/7 yes; 5/2 no
Stewart Downing: 8/11 yes; 1/1 no Gabriel Agbonlahor: 14/1 yes; 1/66 no
Leighton Baines: 1/10 yes; 11/2 no
James Milner: 1/4 yes; 11/4 no Daniel Sturridge: 8/11 yes; 1/1 no
Phil Jagielka: 7/4 yes; 2/5 no
Tom Cleverley: 6/1 yes; 1/12 no Darren Bent: 3/1 yes; 2/9 no
Joleon Lescott: 1/10 yes; 11/2 no
Jordan Henderson: 20/1 yes; 1/150 no Bobby Zamora: 9/4 yes; 1/3 no
Stephen Warnock: 33/1 yes; 1/500 no
Aaron Lennon: 7/4 yes; 2/5 no Andy Johnson: 33/1 yes; 1/500 no
Ledley King: 8/1 yes; 1/20 no
Michael Carrick: 5/6 yes; 5/6 no
Kieron Gibbs: 10/1 yes; 1/33 no
Matt Jarvis: 25/1 yes; 1/200 no
Paul Scholes: 6/4 yes; 1/2 no

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain: 2/1 yes; 4/11 no

Joe Cole: 25/1 yes; 1/200 no

Gary Neville to be next permanent England manager: 14/1

Length of Joey Barton’s ban: 5/4 under 7.5 games; 4/7 over 7/5 games

England captain for Euro 2012 game vs France: 1/2 Steven Gerrard; 5/2 Scott Parker; 13/2 Joe Hart; 20/1 Frank Lampard; 20/1 Rio Ferdinand; 25/1 Gareth Barry; 50/1 BAR

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

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