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Dubious characters lead betting to replace sacked Leicester manager

5 years ago

Interesting to see who ends up as next Leicester manager.

Only eight months after Claudio Ranieri got the sack, Craig Shakespeare has got the push as well.

Only drawing on Monday night at home to West Brom, it leaves the Foxes in the relegation zone.

When it comes to a replacement though, there is a motley collection of early favourites according to the bookies.

Sam Allardyce is the clear favourite at a best priced 3/1, followed by Michael Appleton (was Shakespeare’s assistant) on 8/1 and former Man City manager Roberto Mancini (now Zenit St Petersburg boss) on 10/1.

After that we are really scraping barrels with Alan Pardew 12/1 and David Moyes 16/1.

Leicester supporters were less than impressed when Pardew was linked with the job back when Ranieri was sacked but back in the summer, the former Newcastle manager said (see below) he would be hopefully targeting a new job once Premier League strugglers started sacking their managers.

Odds on next Leicester manager (best odds via various bookies):

3/1 Sam Allardyce

8/1 Michael Appleton

10/1 Roberto Mancini

12/1 Alan Pardew

16/1 Carlo Ancelotti

16/1 David Moyes

Alan Pardew talking to Sky Sports – 21 June 2017:

“As a manager, you have to wait for that phone call to come and then you have to make a decision whether the project is going to be right.

“You don’t want people to get the sack…but unfortunately when you’re out of work, you have to keep an eye on things and see where the course is going.

“It will be a big year for the Premier League this year. There’s big money in it, so it has to be spent wisely.

“People will be looking and there will be mistakes made so hopefully I can come and help when that happens. There are a couple of people I’ve spoken to but nothing just as yet.”


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