Football By Joe Crilly

Gamble On Redknapp As West Ham Near Manager Announcement

With a new appointment set to be announced within the next 48 hours, William Hill can report a small move for Harry Redknapp in the next West Ham manager market. The former Hammers boss has come in to 16/1 from 50/1 making him joint sixth favourite although remains behind long-time odds-on favourite Slaven Bilic at 2/5. Marcelo Bielsa is 5/1 with Garry Monk 10/1.

“Jack Sullivan has suggested that the hunt for a new West Ham boss could be coming to a close,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “The odds suggest Bilic but the latest gamble would hint that Redknapp could be back.”

Next permanent West Ham manager: 2/5 Slaven Bilic; 5/1 Marcelo Bielsa; 10/1 Garry Monk; 14/1 Frank de Boer; 14/1 Unai Emery; 16/1 Eddie Howe; 16/1 Harry Redknapp; 16/1 Sean Dyche; 20/1 David Moyes; 20/1 Roberto Di Matteo; 25/1 BAR