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Claudio Raneiri 15/8 favourite for Watford job, Marco Silva 5/1

| 17.05.2017

Claudio Ranieri is the early favourite to become the next Watford manager, according to the latest odds.

Walter Mazzarri will leave the Hornets at the end of the season, leaving Watford requiring a ninth coach since Gino Pozzo took over in 2012.

And the bookies have priced up Premier League-winning Ranieri as 15/8 market leader.

The former Leicester boss is the clear favourite for the job.

Ex-Crystal Palace gaffer Alan Pardew had been installed as second favourite at 8/1.

But early money for Hull City coach Marco Silva has seen the Portuguese move from 9/1 into 5s.

Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is 9/1, ahead of Nigel Pearson and Sean Dyche at 10/1.

A Ladbrokes spokesperson said: “Mazzarri is the latest to be stung by the Hornets board, and the early odds suggest Ranieri is set for a rapid return to the Premier League.”

Outsiders for the post include Alex McLeish at 20/1, plus Ryan Giggs and Gianfranco Zola, each at 25/1.

Ladbrokes latest betting

Next Watford manager

Claudio Ranieri – 13/8

Marco Silva – 5/1

Alan Pardew – 8/1

Roberto Mancini – 9/1

Nigel Pearson – 10/1

Sean Dyche – 10/1

Garry Monk – 12/1

Slavisa Jokanovic – 14/1

Alex McLeish – 20/1

Ryan Giggs – 25/1

Gianfranco Zola – 25/1

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.