David Moyes is now odds-on to be made next permanent Stoke City manager, following the news that Gary Rowett has been sacked after less than eight months in charge.
He is now 1/2 favourite to make a return to management, in from evens before the news was announced. His odds had been as large as 6/1 when the market opened.
Asked about a possible appointment apokesman Paddy Power said: “Say it quietly, but could be we preparing to see the return of David Moyes? He’s been out of action since his contract ended at West Ham, and has been by far our most popular bet for next Stoke manager.
“Now, with Gary Rowett out of the way, Moyes looks more likely than ever to, erm, steady the ship – and soon.”
1/2 David Moyes
10/1 Slavisa Jokanovic
10/1 Sam Allardyce
11/1 Derek McInnes
11/1 Martin O’Neill
14/1 Carlos Carvalhal
20/1 Rory Delap
25/1 Alan Pardew
* All odds correct at time of posting.