Bolton Wanderers secured a vital victory which leaves Blackburn rooted to the bottom of the Premier League at Christmas. Traditionally that means they will get relegated and William Hill agree, offering 4/9 that they go down. Bolton are 5/6 with Hills also offering Wigan at 8/15 and Wolves 7/4. Steve Kean is now under immeasurable pressure and Hills make him 1/4 to be the next manager to lose his job while Owen Coyle eased some of the pressure on him and he is 10/3 to be the next to go.
Hills are now offering odds on when Kean will actually depart Blackburn and make him 5/4 to have gone before Boxing Day and 9/1 to leave in the immediate aftermath of the Liverpool game that day (before the 31st). He is 8/13 to still be in charge when Blackburn take on Stoke on the 2nd of January.
Steve Kean appears to be on borrowed time and there is only so long that the Venkys family can turn a deaf ear of the protestations of the Rovers fans, said Hills spokesman Joe Crilly.
Hills Premier League Relegation: 4/9 Blackburn; 8/15 Wigan; 5/6 Bolton; 7/4 Wolves; 5/2 Swansea; 7/2 QPR; 5/1 Norwich; 6/1 Sunderland; 11/1 BAR
Hills To Stay Up: 13/8 Blackburn; 11/8 Wigan; 5/6 Bolton; 2/5 Wolves; 2/7 Swansea; 1/6 QPR; 1/9 BAR
To Finish Bottom: 9/4 Wigan; 9/4 Blackburn; 9/2 Bolton; 9/1 Wolves; 12/1 QPR; 12/1 Swansea; 16/1 BAR
Next Premier League Manager to go: 1/4 Steve Kean; 10/3 Owen Coyle; 8/1 Andre Villas-Boas; 8/1 Alex McLeish; 11/1 Mick McCarthy; 16/1 Roberto Martinez; 16/1 Martin Jol; 25/1 BAR
To go first: 1/4 Kean; 11/4 Coyle
When will Kean leave Blackburn: 5/4 before December 26th; 9/1 After Liverpool (26th) and before Utd (31st); 12/1 After Manchester United (31st) and before Stoke (2nd Jan); 8/13 Still in charge for Stoke game (2nd)
Gone by New Year (Kean/Coyle): 8/13 none; 6/5 one; 20/1 both
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