Next Aston Villa Manager betting odds
Aston Villa Manager betting
Gerard Houllier left his position at Villa on Wednesday night due to concerns for his health. The Frenchman had only been in charge of Villa since the start of the season, but assistant manager Gary McAllister had to take charge of the final few games after Houllier was admitted to hospital with chest pains. The 63-year-old former Liverpool boss had previously had open heart surgery back in 2001 and so is taking time out of football to fully recover.
The hot early favourite to replace Houllier is Fulham boss Mark Hughes. Hughes is best priced at 2.25 with Coral to take the job after negotiating Fulham to Europa League qualification and a very good 8th place finish. Villa may look for some stability after a below par season but there are plenty of big names being thrown around. Carlo Ancelotti is one of those names, and a good shout at 8.0 with William Hill. The Italian has already expressed a desire to work again in England but it remains to be seen if he would be willing to move away from London. Steve McClaren is the second favourite behind Hughes and looks a good price at 5.0 with Bet 365. The former England boss has been out of work since being sacked by Wolfsburg last year, but the 50-year-old did have a successful spell as manager of FC Twente , and could well be in the frame as no compensation would have to be paid.
Some Highlighted bets
Mark Hughes – 2.25 Coral
Steve McClaren – 5.0 Bet 365
Carlo Ancelotti – 7.0 Stan James
Roberto Martinez – 13.0 Paddy Power
David Moyes – 19.0 Paddy Power
Rafa Benitez – 21.0 Stan James
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