Business news By Graham Sharpe

King Justin Time For Tesco?

WITH TESCO CHAIRMAN, Sir Richard Broadbent, announcing that he is stepping down from the role, William Hill have opened a book on his permanent successor, and have installed former Asda boss Archie Norman as their 3/1 favourite. 'Archie Norman has attracted early support from punters but the race to become Tesco chairman may well prove to be a marathon rather than a sprint' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe, 'Other candidates such as Justin King have also been nibbled at in the betting.'


3/1         Archie Norman

4/1         Sir Ian Cheshire

5/1         John Gildersleeve

5/1         Allan Leighton

7/1         Mike Ashley 

9/1         David Tyler

9/1         Richard Cousins

10/1       Moya Greene

10/1       Adam Crozier

12/1       Justin King

14/1       Robert Swannell

25/1       Glenn Murphy

100/1     Michael O’Leary

250/1     Sir Alan Sugar

500/1     Gerald Ratner