By Joe Crilly

Mancini Red-Hot Favourite For Leicester Job

Roberto Mancini’s odds of being named as the next permanent manager of Leicester have been slashed dramatically from 20/1 to 6/5 in the space of just 12 hours at William Hill. The former Manchester City manager has already attracted two thirds of all wagers on the market.


Nigel Pearson is the 6/1 second favourite with Guus Hiddink rounding off the top three at 7/1.


“Mancini is the red-hot favourite and the early move for him suggests that there are many who think he is the prime candidate,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.


Next permanent Leicester manager: 6/5 Roberto Mancini; 6/1 Nigel Pearson; 7/1 Gus Hiddink; 8/1 Alan Pardew; 8/1 Frank de Boer; 12/1 Craig Shakespeare; 12/1 Gary Rowett; 12/1 Neil Lennon; 14/1 Eddie Howe; 14/1 Harry Redknapp; 14/1 Mark Warburton; 14/1 Martin O’Neill; 16/1 BAR