Bookies Say Moyes Has All But Won The Race To Succeed Fergie

If the betting is to be believed David Moyes has all but won the race to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United with Coral slashing his odds to 1/20 from 1/5 in the last hour.

“In the last hour we have seen loads of big bet requests to back Moyes at very short prices, and it now looks all over bar the shouting. If money talks then Moyes will soon be unveiled as the next Manchester United manager”, said Simon Clare, Coral Spokesman.

To win a pound, punters would need to put twenty pounds on Moyes at 1/20 making him the shortest price ever in the longest lasting next manager market in history.

Betting on who would succeed Alex Ferguson started in January 2001 but his decision to cancel his retirement in February 2002 ensured the market lasted another eleven years until today.

“Martin O’Neil was the 4/1 favorite with Coral back in January 2001 to succeed Ferguson with David O’Leary and Alan Curbishley prominent in the betting. Since then the likes of Sven Goran Eriksson, Carlos Queiroz and Pep Guardiola have all been favourite for the post, but it looks like David Moyes will win one of the longest and most competitive races ever for a managerial position”, said Simon Clare, Coral Spokesman.

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** Next Manchester United Manager:
1-20 David Moyes, 12 Jose Mourinho, 16 Jurgen Klopp, 25 Manuel Pellegrini, Andre Villas Boas, Mike Phelan, 33 Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer, 33 Laurent Blanc, 50 Carlos Queiroz, Carlo Ancelotti, Gus Hiddink, Michael Laudrup, 100 Steve Bruce, Ryan Giggs, Phil Neville, Gary Neville, Martin O’Neil, Pep Guardiola, Joachim Low, Marco Van Basten, Eric Cantona, Sam Allardyce, Paul Scholes, David Beckham, Harry Redknapp, Jap Stam, Roy Keane, Steve McClaren, 250 Roberto Mancini,
500 Rafa Benitez, 1000 Howard Webb

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