Things have moved pretty fast at West Ham today, as no sooner had Slaven Bilic been shown the door, news was emerging that David Moyes is set to replace the Croat, and tonight most layers have either suspended betting on the Scot, or have him at unbackable odds.
In fairness, the Moyes to West Ham story has the feel of being legitimate, and there have been no denials from the club (that I’m aware of). West Ham’s owners are also very media friendly, and these stories have emanated from somewhere.
Bilic’s sacking has come as no surprise, he went into 1/9 favourite in Next Manager To Leave His Position Betting after the 4-1 thrashing at home to Liverpool on Saturday, replacing the pre weekend favourite, Antonio Conte, in the process.
The new favourite in this market is now Burnley’s Sean Dyche, with speculation rife he is set to take over at Everton. Dyche is currently a best price of 3/1 with Betvictor to be the next manager to leave his position.
After Dyche comes Swansea’s Paul Clement at 4/1, and Tony Pulis is now at 5/1, as his West Brom side struggle, and with the natives becoming more and more restless with the style of football (even though he will most probably have them safely in mid table by the end of March should he stay in the job).