Football By Joe Crilly

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Quique Sanchez Flores is the 7/4 favourite with William Hill to be the next permanent Southampton manager ahead of 5/1 shot Paolo Sousa and Leonardo Jardim at 7/1.


Among the outsiders, Matt Le Tissier is 100/1 while Sam Allardyce is 25/1 and Harry Redknapp is 50/1.


“Southampton want a manager within the week, so unless they are sending an entourage to Australia to rush Harry Redknapp back to St Mary’s it looks unlikely he will get the gig,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “The top three in the betting are all unemployed and are clear at the head of the market.”


Next permanent Southampton manager: 7/4 Quique Sanchez Flores; 5/1 Paolo Sousa; 7/1 Leonardo Jardim; 16/1 Roberto Martinez; 16/1 Slaven Bilic; 20/1 Garry Monk; 20/1 Brendan Rodgers; 20/1 Guus Hiddink; 25/1 Peter Bosz; 25/1 Jurgen Klinsmann; 25/1 Alan Pardew; 25/1 Nigel Pearson; 25/1 Sean Dyche; 25/1 Sam Allardyce; 25/1 Kelvin Davies; 33/1 David Moyes; 33/1 Steve Bruce; 33/1 Louis van Gaal; 33/1 Frank de Boer; 33/1 Rafa Benitez; 33/1 Martin O’Neill; 33/1 Gary Rowett; 33/1 Julian Nagelsmann; 40/1 BAR