Betting suspended on Solari to be permanent Madrid manager

It looks like Santiago Solari will be confirmed as hapless Julen Lopetegui's successor as we've had to suspend betting on the interim chief...

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We shut the market on Santiago Solari to be handed the Real Madrid hot seat.

Following a surge of activity on Thursday morning, we’ve been forced to stop accepting bets on who the next permanent manager will be.

Soccer Football – La Liga Santander – Real Madrid v Real Valladolid – Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain – November 3, 2018 General view before the match REUTERS/Juan Medina

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Solari’s odds dropped to as low as odds-on 4/7 to be given the job before the suspension, with 40% more bets on him than on the next nearest candidate – Arsene Wenger.

Our own European champion Paddy Power said: “The odds of Solari to take his role from temporary to permanent have plummeted over the last 12 hours, and not just because of the 5-0 win last night.

“Our traders reported a huge increase in bets on him to put pen to paper officially, and that cash is coming from savvy punters. The sheer weight and location of the money coming in has us convinced that an announcement is imminent.”

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