Football By Joe Crilly

Ancelotti Attracting All The Early Money In Race For Liverpool Hotseat

William Hill have trimmed the odds of Carlo Ancelotti being named as the next permanent Liverpool manager following a number of sizeable bets on the Italian taking over from Brendan Rodgers. Ancelotti is 13/8 second favourite behind Jurgen Klopp who has drifted from 1/2 to 4/9. 


"Klopp is the favourite but we have seen more money for Ancelotti," said William hill spokesman Joe Crilly. "These two are the only two who have attracted any money in the first hour of betting and as far as we are concerned, it is a two horse race."


Steve McClaren is the 2/1 favourite to be the third Premier League manager to leave his job, while Jose Mourinho is the 15/8 second favourite. 


Next Premier League manager to leave his job: 2/1 Steve McClaren; 15/8 Jose Mourinho; 6/1 Tim Sherwood; 25/1 BAR


Next permanent Liverpool manager: 4/9 Jurgen Klopp; 13/8 Carlo Ancelotti; 7/1 Frank de Boer; 14/1 Andre Villas Boas; 14/1 Ronald Koeman; 20/1 BAR