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Manager vacancy: Scot is major market mover

A Scottish manager is the betting market’s major mover in recent days, writes Jamie Smith.

Could Elvis be about the enter the building? The bookies certainly think so, as Steven Pressley is the market’s major mover and is now the second favourite with odds as short as 2/1 with Bet Victor. However, SkyBet have the Falkirk boss listed at 8/1.

The odds remain fascinating to look at, with the bookies clearly unsure of the three or four names believed to still be in the frame to replace Eddie Howe after the young manager returned to AFC Bournemouth.

Michael Appleton remains the favourite with all four bookies in the market and his odds are now around evens, but the spread of other managers just goes to show it may still be a wide open race.

For instance, Barnsley’s Keith Hill is as short as 5/1 with SkyBet, although he is priced at 20/1 with Bet Victor. SkyBet seem to be the stingiest bookie offering odds at the moment as they go just 6/1 on Crewe manager Steve Davis,  who is available 12/1 with Bet Victor and around 10/1 elsewhere.

Mick McCarthy seems to have fallen out of the running. The trail has gone cold on the former Wolves, Sunderland and Ireland manager and he can now be found as long as 33/1.

Younger managers dominate the market at the moment and rookie ex-Clarets Warren Joyce and Graham Alexander would both appear to still be in with a shot, with Alexander priced around 10/1 and Joyce at about 16/1.

Terry Pashley’s name has inevitably come into the frame in recent days after the impressive 1-0 win over Blackpool at the weekend and  he is 16/1 with Stan James, although other bookies don’t even have him listed.

Sean Dyche is still up there at about 10/1, while Ian Holloway has intriguingly moved into the reckoning with Bet Victor offering 20/1 and Stan James 10/1. Holloway continues to be linked with the vacancy at Ewood Park, although Rovers have been busy making  approaches for Tim Sherwood and Billy McKinlay in recent days.

Bolton seem to have made Dougie Freedman their top target and anyone who fancies a punt on the Palace boss going to Turf Moor instead can still get 66/1 with Bet Victor.

If the bookies are to believed, we could be down to around half a dozen candidates. They would include Appleton, Davis, Pressley, Alexander, Hill and Dyche, although from the odds it is impossible to rule out the likes of Owen Coyle, Micky Mellon, Mick McCarthy and Paul Ince.

All odds are correct at time of publication and are sourced from Oddschecker.

Where is the value in the market? Comment below.

  1. Can’t say Pressley’s name fills me with excitement.

    Posted 2 years ago by Andrew Frost
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