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Nigel Pearson favourite but David Moyes’ Villa odds slashed

| 18.04.2016

David Moyes has seen his odds of becoming the next Aston Villa manager slashed after a host of bets for the ex-Everton boss over the weekend.

The Scot was 9/1 before the weekend’s action got underway, and was 6/1 as Monday dawned only for more money to come in, forcing the bookies to shorten Moyes again to 4/1.

It’s been reported that the former Manchester United boss is interested in the Villa hotseat, as the club look to rebuild following their relegation to the Championship.

Ex-Leicester manager Nigel Pearson is 8/11 favourite to be in the Villa dugout next term, with Hull’s Steve Bruce also in contention at 9/2.

Leading the outsiders challenge are Mick McCarthy (7/1) and Simon Grayson (10/1) with Wales boss Chris Coleman 16/1 to mark a return to club management with the Birmingham-based club.

A Ladbrokes spokesperson said:  “Aston Villa must get their next appointment right, and David Moyes is no stranger to working wonders under pressure.”

Now consigned to football below the Premier League for the first time since 1988, Villa will be back in action on Saturday when they host Southampton.

Seeking just a fourth league win of the season, the Villans are 5/1 to see off Ronald Koeman’s men, with the Saints 4/7 favourites.

Just keep an eye out for who is – and who isn’t – in the Director’s Box at Villa Park this Saturday.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.