Tony Pulis’ role as favourite to take the vacant Swansea job is under threat – after a surge of betting on former Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal.
The Dutchman, who only this week said he could be enticed out of retirement by a Premier League job, has been backed in from 50/1 rank outsider to 7/2 second-favourite, after thousands were staked overnight.
That flurry of bets comes as it emerged that the Swans’ board will prioritise someone who can play the club’s traditional passing style.
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Pulis, meanwhile, has slipped from 1/2 to 8/11 overnight – with ex-Everton boss Ronald Koeman (9/1) and caretaker Leon Britton (10/1) also in contention.
Asked about the vacant Swansea post spokesman Paddy Power said: “Louis Van Gaal started as something of a comedy inclusion, but it looks like it’s getting serious for LVG after a flurry of bets.
“The Swansea board want someone who gets his team passing – and passing and passing – so it makes sense for LVG to be in the running.”Next permanent Swansea manager
8/11 Tony Pulis
7/2 Louis van Gaal
9/1 Ronald Koeman
10/1 Leon Britton
12/1 Ryan Giggs
20/1 Michael O’Neill
20/1 Gary Neville
20/1 Martin O’Neill
20/1 Paulo Fonseca
20/1 Marcelo Bielsa
20/1 Frank De Boer
7/5 West Brom
7/2 Crystal Palace