Football By Joe Crilly

Pardew To Palace Gamble Snowballing

Alan Pardew is a 2/7 shot to be named as the next permanent Crystal Palace manager according to William Hill although it would be foolish to discount some of the outsiders in the market.

Tim Sherwood is 10/3 while Tony Popovic can be backed at 10/1. “This Pardew gamble has come from nowhere and seems to be taking on a bit of a snowball effect,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

“We have started to see some sizeable bets on the Newcastle boss taking over at Palace, however they have only come since he became odds on.”

Next permanent Palace manager: 2/7 Alan Pardew; 7/1 Tim Sherwood; 10/1 Tony Popovic; 14/1 Tony Pulis; 14/1 Vitor Pereira; 16/1 Keith Millen; 20/1 Dougie Freedman; 20/1 Steve Coppell; 25/1 BAR