Football By Joe Crilly

Could Swansea Grant An Audience With Avram?

William Hill can report a sizeable gamble on Avram Grant becoming the next permanent Swansea manager with the former West Ham and Chelsea boss backed in from 20/1 to 7/4 in the space of an hour. That makes him second favourite behind Gus Poyet at 6/5 and ahead of Dennis Bergkamp at 8/1.

“We have now seen three gambles, one on Poyet, one on Pearson and now one on Grant and it would appear that there is quite a way to go in the hunt for a new Swansea boss,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Next permanent Swansea manager: 6/5 Gus Poyet; 7/4 Avram Grant; 8/1 Dennis Bergkamp; 9/1 David Moyes; 9/1 Mark Warburton; 12/1 Nigel Pearson; 12/1 Roberto Di Matteo; 14/1 Brendan Rodgers; 14/1 Colin Pascoe; 25/1 Pep Clotet; 25/1 Walter Mazzari; 33/1 BAR

*Must be offered a year’s contract at least. Interim does not count for the purposes of settling this market.