Football By Joe Crilly

Barcelona And Leicester Manager Latest Betting

It has hardly come as a major surprise that Luis Enrique has announced his intentions to step down as manager of Barcelona at the end of the season and William Hill are betting on who will take over from him. Athletic Bilbao manager, Ernesto Valverde is the 2/1 favourite ahead of Jorge Sampaoli and Ronald Koeman who are both 4/1. Arsene Wenger is 6/1 fourth favourite.


In the Leicester manager market, Craig Shakespeare and Roy Hodgson are the joint favourites at 11/10.


“We have already had three favourites for the Leicester manager’s job and the market has only been open for a week,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “Roberto Mancini was a very early front runner followed by Craig Shakespeare and then Roy Hodson. What looked like it was going to be a very swift decision is starting to drag a bit now.”


Next permanent Barcelona manager: 2/1 Ernesto Valverde; 4/1 Jorge Sampaoli; 4/1 Ronald Koeman; 6/1 Arsene Wenger; 12/1 Laurent Blanc; 14/1 Mauricio Pochettino; 20/1 Frank de Boer; 20/1 Giovanni van Bronkhorst; 20/1 Jurgen Klopp; 20/1 Thomas Tuchel; 20/1 Unai Emery; 25/1 Diego Simeone; 33/1 Frank Rijkaard; 33/1 Oscar Garcia; 33/1 Pep Guardiola


Next permanent Leicester manager: 11/10 Craig Shakespeare; 11/10 Roy Hodgson; 14/1 Guu Hiddink; 14/1 Tony Pulis; 16/1 Alan Pardew; 16/1 Nigel Pearson; 25/1 BAR


Will Craig Shakespeare be in charge of Leicester for the Sevilla game: 8/13 yes; 6/5 no


Next permanent Rangers manager: 6/5 Pedro Caixinha; 5/1 Alex McLeish; 6/1 Alex Neill; 8/1 Derek McInnes; 10/1 Graeme Murty; 14/1 Alan Pardew; 16/1 Barry Ferguson; 16/1 Barry Ferguson; 16/1 Gary Rowett; 20/1 BAR