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

Rupert Adams
Media Relations

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Big Bets On Brendan For Liverpool Vacancy- Rangnick In Running For West Brom!

Bookies William Hill have slashed the price of Brendan Rodgers becoming the next Liverpool manager from 11/10 to 1/6 after a succession of bets of up to £1750. “It has been one way traffic for Brendan Rodgers, his price has changed on three occasions and in the past gambles such as these have proved to be spot on,” said Hill’s spokesman Rupert Adams.

Hills have also installed Raif Rangnick as a 4/1 shot for the West Brom job, following a flurry of interest today.

William Hill Next Liverpool Manager: 1/6 Brendan Rodgers, 7/2 Roberto Martinez, 14/1 Louis Van Gaal, 20/1 Jurgen Klopp, 25/1 Andre Villas-Boas, 33/1 Frank Rijkaard, 33/1 Rafael Benitez, 33/1 Claudio Ranieri, 33/1 Fabio Capello

William Hill Next West Brom Manager: 4/5 Chris Hughton, 4/1 Raif Rangnick, 4/1 Claudio Ranieri, 13/2 Ray Wilkins, 9/1 Michael Appleton, 16/1 Alan Curbishley, 16/1 Roy Keane, 16/1 Ian Holloway, 16/1 Lee Clarke, 20/1 Bar

Rupert Adams
Media Relations

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Wood Green, London, N22 7TP.

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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

Twitter: @footy_joe

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

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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
twitter- @sharpeangle

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Dalglish Odds On For The Chop For The First Time Since Taking Over!

Liverpool were able to arrest their alarming run of defeats but only managed a draw at home to Aston Villa. For the first time since taking charge, Kenny Dalglish is odds on, at 8/11 to no longer be in charge of Liverpool on the first day of next season (Even money to still be there). Hills make Jose Mourinho and Martin O’Neil the 5/1 favourites to take over from Dalglish with Andre Villas-Boas 8/1.

“Dalglish may be a legend at Liverpool, but there is only so much time his status can afford him and we now think his days may be numbered,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Following their somewhat fortuitous victory over Wigan, Hills make Chelsea 9/4 to finish in the top four of the table and Di Matteo is 2/1 joint favourite to get the Chelsea job on a permanent basis. Jose Mourinho is 2/1 with Pep Guardiola 7/1.

Clint Dempsey scored two goals for Fulham to crown a week where his name has been linked with the tw North London sides although William Hill think that he will still be at Fulham come the start of next season offering 1/6 that he is still there (7/2 he is not).

Kenny Dalglish still at Liverpool on first day of next season: 1/1 yes; 8/11 no

Next permanent Liverpool manager: 5/1 Jose Mourinho; 5/1 Martin O’Neil; 8/1 Andre Villas-Boas; 10/1 Jamie Carragher; 10/1 Brendan Rodgers; 10/1 Rafael Benitez; 16/1 Didier Deschamps; 20/1 Frank Rijkaard; 20/1 Guus Hiddink; 20/1 Marcello Lippi; 25/1 Owen Coyle; 25/1 Bert Van Marwijk; 25/1 Martin Jol; 25/1 Gus Poyet; 25/1 Jurgen Klinsmann; 40/1David Moyes; 40/1 Steven Gerrard

Clint Dempsey still at Fulham on the first day of next season: 1/6 yes; 7/2 no

2/1 Roberto Di Matteo named as permanent Chelsea boss

Top four finish: 1/6 Arsenal; 1/5 Tottenham; 9/4 Chelsea; 7/1 Newcastle

Winner without Manchester United and Manchester City: 10/11 Arsenal; 5/4 Tottenham; 11/2 Chelsea

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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

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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

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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City Slip Could Ultimately Cost Mancini His Job…ferdinand Vs. Terry Round Two…leeds Latest

Manchester City’s defeat to Everton has seen their lead at the top of the table wiped out and Roberto Mancini could find his job in danger if Manchester City fail to lift the trophy this season. William Hill make the City boss 11/4 to have left his position by the start of next season. Jose Mourinho could well be the replacement at the Etihad as he is the 13/8 favourite to be the next City manager.

Sir Alex Ferguson could also be on his way at the end of the season and Hills make him 11/4 to have left his position by the start of next season. Jose Mourinho is also the favourite to take over from Ferguson, with Hills making him 5/2 to be the next Red Devils manager.

“Jose Mourinho is up there as one of the best managers in the world and would be at the top of any elite club’s wish lists but it looks like Manchester will be his ultimate destination,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Manchester United take on Chelsea at the weekend and William Hill are offering 9/4 that Rio Ferdinand and John Terry do not shake hands (1/3 that they do). John Terry is 1/3 to captain England for their first match of Euro 2012, with Steven Gerrard the 4/1 second favourite and Rio Ferdinand 6/1.

Leeds have sacked Simon Grayson and William Hill make Alan Curbishley the 8/11 favourite to succeed him at Elland Road. Roberto Di Matteo is the 7/2 second favourite with John Shridan and Neil Redfearn both offered at 8/1.

William Hill odds:

Next Manchester United Manager: 5/2 Jose Mourinho; 4/1 Ole Gunnar Solksjaer; 8/1 Pep Guardiola; 10/1 David Moyes; 14/1 Martin O’Neill; 20/1 Mark Hughes; 33/1 Carlos Quieroz; 33/1 Gus Hiddink; 33/1 Mike Phelan; 33/1 Ryan Giggs; 33/1 Steve Bruce

Next Manchester City Manager: 13/8 Jose Mourinho; 10/1 Martin O’Neill; 10/1 Gus Hiddink; 10/1 Carlo Ancelotti; 14/1 Frank Rijkaard; 14/1 Rafa Benitez; 20/1 David Moyes; 20/1 Jurgen Klinsmann

Jose Mourinho next club: 13/8 Manchester City; 4/1 Manchester City; 5/1 Tottenham; 6/1 Arsenal; 8/1 England National team; 12/1 Chelsea; 16/1 Portugal national team; 20/1 Inter; 25/1 AC Milan; 33/1 Juventus; 33/1 Barcelona; 33/1 Liverpool; 100/1 Rangers; 100/1 Celtic

Sir Alex Ferguson still at Manchester United come the start of 2012/13 season: 1/4 yes; 11/4 no

Roberto Mancini still at Manchester City come the end of 2012/13 season: 1/4 yes; 11/4 no

John Terry and Rio Ferinand to shake hands on 5th Feb 2012: 1/3 yes; 9/4 no
*both must start AND pre-match handshakes must take place otherwise all bets are void

England Captain: 1/3 John Terry; 4/1 Steven Gerrard; 6/1 Rio Ferdinand; 8/1 Joe Hart; 8/1 Frank Lampard; 20/1 Scott Parker

Next Leeds Manager: 8/11 Neil Warnock; 7/2 Roberto Di Matteo; 8/1 John Sheridan; 8/1 Neil Redfearn; 10/1 Sean O’Driscoll; 10/1 Dave Jones; 10/1 Gus Poyet; 12/1 Billy Davies; 14/1 Steve Bruce; 16/1 Gianfranco Zola; 16/1 Karl Robinson; 16/1 Phil Brown; 16/1 Dennis Wise; 16/1 Alan Curbishley; 20/1 Gordon Strachan; 20/1 Lee Clarke; 25/1 Iain Dowie; 33/1 Peter Reid; 33/1 Dougie Freedman; 40/1 Lucas Radebe; 40/1 Roy Keane; 50/1 Gary McCallister

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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Villas Boas On Brink

As Chelsea lose yet again:
YOU BET AVB ON THE BRINK

ANDRE VILLAS BOAS is now 8/11 with William Hill to cease to be Chelsea manager before the first day of next season, and to be the next Premier League boss to go.’AVB is setting unwanted records for Chelsea defeats, and it is difficult to see Mr Abramovich putting up with that for much longer’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

William Hill…..Premier League team to go furthest in Champions League: 6/4 Man U; 2/1 Chelsea; 9/4 Arsenal; 7/1 Man C;

Hills…Number of English teams in the knockout stages of the Champions League:
1….20/1
2…..2/1
3…..8/13
4…….9/2

VILLAS BOAS still in charge at Chelsea on 1st day of next season? Evens Yes; 8/11 no
Qualify :Chelsea 1/3 Yes 9/4 No

Hills…Next Chelsea Manager: 5/4 Guus Hiddink; 5/1 Jose Mourinho; 6/1 Marco van Basten; 8/1 Pep Guardiola; 16/1 Frank Rijkaard; 16/1 Mark Hughes; 16/1 Fabio Capello; 16/1 David Moyes; 20/1 Rafael Benitez

TO WIN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE:13/8 Barca; 3/1 Real; 13/2 Bayern M; 12 Man U; 16 Chelsea; 20 Arsenal; 25 Man C; AC;Inter; 50 Napoli;Porto; 66 Benfica; 80 Valencia.Others on request

Further information……graham sharpe..07803233702
twitter- @sharpeangle

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Goal Line Technology Imminent – You Can Bet On That

GOAL LINE TECHNOLOGY ODDS-ON BEFORE 2013

William Hill believe it is an odds-on chance that goal line technology will be used in the Premier League before the end of next year. ’It appears that the inevitable introduction of goal-line technology is moving ever closer’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

William Hill: Year of the first Premier League match to use goal line technology:

by the end of 2012 4/6
2013 9/4
2014 or later 7/2

FIRST PREM BOSS TO LEAVE WILL GO IN DECEMBER – BET ON IT

William Hill have opened a book on when the first Premier League boss will leave his job this season – and Hills go 2/5 that it will happen in December. ‘Several managers are under severe pressure at the moment and we fully expect that one or more wil go before the New Year’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.
For the first time, Andre Villas Boas is odds on to be out of his job as Chelsea boss by the first game of next season with William Hill, who make AVB 9/2 fourth favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave his club this season. Hills currently make Steve Kean 6/4 favourite with Steve Bruce 9/4 second favourite, Roberto Martinez 5/2 third favourite.
Hills also offer: 7/1 Owen Coyle; 8/1 Alex McLeish; 12/1 Mick McCarthy; 14/1 Harry Redknapp.
‘We are beginning to see money for ‘no managers’ to lose their jobs this season, but are happy to leave the price at 10/1 as we cannot envisage that happening’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

In which month will the 1st Premier League manager leave:

November 8/1
December 2/5
January 4/1
February or March 7/1
April until final day of season 20/1

Hills…Next Chelsea Manager: 5/4 Guus Hiddink; 5/1 Jose Mourinho; 6/1 Marco van Basten; 8/1 Pep Guardiola; 16/1 Frank Rijkaard; 16/1 Mark Hughes; 16/1 Fabio Capello; 16/1 David Moyes; 20/1 Rafael Benitez

YOU BET TORRES COULD BE ON WAY OUT, TOO…….

WITH FERANDO TORRES left on the bench for Chelsea’s Champions League defeat by Leverkusen, William Hill are betting on where the troubled striker will be playing on the first day of next season:

Where Will Torres Be 1st Day of 12/13 season?
Chelsea 4/7
Man City 7/1
Malaga 10/1
Real Madrid 10/1
Atl Madrid 12/1
Man Utd 14/1
Barcelona 16/1
Tottenham 16/1
Arsenal 20/1
Liverpool 25/1

Others on request. Loan deals do not count.

UNITED 20/1 TO WIN EUROPA LEAGUE

William Hill make Manchester United 20/1 to win the Europa League this season, with Man City 7/1, and Chelsea 16/1. ‘Some big clubs could find themselves unexpectedly in the Europa League this season and if so it will be interesting to see what sort of appetite they might have to win it’ said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Europa League Outright:

Man Utd 20/1
Chelsea 16/1
Man City 7/1

**If the stated teams do not take part in the Europa league 11/12, bets are losers.

William Hill…..Premier League team to go furthest in Champions League: 6/4 Man U; 2/1 Chelsea; 9/4 Arsenal; 7/1 Man C;

Hills…Number of English teams in the knockout stages of the Champions League:
1….20/1
2…..2/1
3…..8/13
4…….9/2

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,
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Villas-boas Singing The Blues As Chelsea Lose Again

Chelsea’s woes continued as they lost at home and William Hill make Andre Villas Boas just 6/5 to have left his position as Chelsea boss by the first game of next season (8/13 to still be there). Villas-Boas is now 9/1 to be the first manager to leave his position.

Chelsea’s defensive issues were highlighted once more and they have now failed to keep a clean sheet at home since April. They are 25/1 to fail to keep a home clean sheet in the next five matches.

“Chelsea found themselves in a funk like this during last season and it ultimately cost Carlo Ancelotti his job and should this poor run of form continue, then Villas-Boas could be in the same position come the start of next season,” said Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly.

Premier League Outright: 4/6 Manchester City; 15/8 Manchester United; 14/1 Chelsea; 25/1 Arsenal; 40/1 Tottenham; 50/1 Liverpool; 300/1 Newcastle

Next Chelsea Manager: 5/4 Guus Hiddink; 5/1 Jose Mourinho; 6/1 Marco van Basten; 8/1 Pep Guardiola; 16/1 Frank Rijkaard; 16/1 Mark Hughes; 16/1 Fabio Capello; 16/1 David Moyes; 20/1 Rafael Benitez

First Premier League manager to go: 1/1 Steve Kean; 5/2 Roberto Martinez; 10/3 Steve Bruce; 6/1 Owen Coyle; 8/1 Mick McCarthy; 9/1 Andre Villas-Boas; 12/1 Harry Redknapp; 16/1 Alex McLeish; 20/1 BAR

Andre Villas-Boas to be in charge of Chelsea on the first day of next season: 8/13 yes; 6/5 no

When will Chelsea next keep a clean sheet at home in the PL?

Wolves (26/11/11) 4/7
Man City (12/12/11) 5/1
Fulham (26/12/11) 4/1
Aston Villa (31/12/11) 9/1
Sunderland (14/01/12) 14/1
No clean sheet in these matches 25/1

Joe Crilly
Press Officer

Twitter: @footy_joe

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

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