Football By Joe Crilly

Howe And De Boer Frontrunners For Saints Position

With Ronald Koeman finally completing his long and protracted transfer to Everton, William Hill are betting on who will replace the outgoing Dutchman on the South Coast. Eddie Howe is the slight favourite at 7/4 with Frank de Boer just behind at 3/1.

“Southampton’s board have had a long time to contemplate who their next manager will be with Everton’s interest in Koeman being anything but a secret over the last few weeks and there are two clear front runners in Howe and de Boer,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Next Southampton manager: 7/4 Eddie Howe; 3/1 Frank de Boer; 7/1 Andre Viallas Boas; 8/1 Manuel Pellegrini; 14/1 David Moyes; 20/1 Mark Hughes; 20/1 Ryan Giggs; 25/1 Alan Pardew; 25/1 Carlos Carvahal; 25/1 Didier Deshchamps; 25/1 Jorge Sampaoli; 25/1 Marcelo Bielsa; 25/1 Martin O’Neill; 25/1 Michael Laudrup; 25/1 Murat Yakin; 25/1 Paul Clement; 25/1 Paul Lambert; 25/1 Roberto Mancini; 25/1 Roberto Martinez; 25/1 Sean Dyche; 25/1 Steve Bruce; 33/1 BAR