Ham made offer they can't refuse as Newcastle fans go
Five of the seven leading contenders
for the position of next West Ham manager are Italian, say
William Hill who have made Roberto Donadoni, former Italy
coach, their odds on favourite to succeed Alan Curbihsley as
'For some reason punters seem to be assuming that the next
Hammer's boss will be Italian' said Hill's spokesman Graham
Hills make Donadoni 4/7 favourite and also offer 7/2
Mancini; 9/1 Hoddle; Zola; 12/1 Bilic; Di Canio; 16/1 Cosmi.
GUS POYET is 3/1 favourite to become the next Newcastle
manager with William Hill who also offer 4/1 Deschamps; 6/1
Shearer; 8/1 Moyes; Wise; 12 Laudrup; Mancini; Rijkaard;
20/1 Hoddle; Redknapp.
'There has been more interest in the Newcastle managerial
market than for any similar market other than the England
job - we even had to dissuade one customer from placing a
double on Glenn Hoddle getting both jobs!' said Hill's
spokesman Graham Sharpe.'In the end he just backed him for
the West Ham role'.