Moyes slashed to 1/5 favourite for biggest job in football

In the last hour David Moyes has emerged as the red-hot favourite to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson in the Manchester United managerial hotseat, with Coral slashing his odds to 1/5 from 7/4 with bets pouring in for the current Everton manager.

An initial plunge on Jose Mourinho to takeover from Sir Alex, which briefly made the Portugese favourite in Coral’s market, proved short-lived and all the money in the last hour has been for Moyes.

“Nine out of every ten bets we are taking are being placed on Moyes but we can’t be sure if this is a public reaction to the wall-to-wall media coverage which has put Moyes as a clear front runner or more informed money based on insider knowledge”, said Simon Clare, Coral Spokesman.

“These next manager markets can take on a rollercoaster-style life of their own, but if money talks than David Moyes is about to be given the biggest job in football”, added Clare.

** Next Manchester United Manager:

1-5 David Moyes, 4 Jose Mourinho, 16 Jurgen Klopp, 25 Manuel Pellegrini, Andre Villas Boas, Mike Phelan, 33 Ryan Giggs, Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer, 33 Laurent Blanc, 50 Carlos Queiroz, Carlo Ancelotti, Gus Hiddink, Michael Laudrup, 100 Steve Bruce, 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

** Manchester United Trophies 2013/2014

7-4 Man Utd not to win a trophy

2 Man Utd to win the Premier League

7-2 Man Utd to go out of the Champions League at the Group stage

5 Man Utd to win the FA Cup

10 Man Utd not to finish in the top 4 in the Premier League

12 Man Utd to win the Champions League

14 Man Utd to do the Premier League and FA Cup double

25 Man Utd to do the Premier League and Champions League double Man Utd to win the Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League treble

5000 Man Utd to be relegated next season

** Man Utd Next Five Seasons Special

6 Man Utd not to win the Premier League in the next five seasons

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