Is current Ireland boss Martin O’Neill heading back to Leicester?
Well, that is what bookmaker William Hill are heavily suspecting after they received some heavy action on the book on Friday morning, to the point where they suspended next Leicester manager betting.
William Hill reported that they had received several large four-figure sums of money going down on O’Neill winning the race to be the next boss of the Foxes.
It’s been a crazy managerial market, with everyone from Jurgen Klopp, Guus Hiddink, Sam Allardyce and Neil Lennon all having had big mentions. O’Neill managed the Foxes for five years, guiding them to League Cup success twice and got them into the UEFA Cup.
Differing reports say that no word has come from either the FIA or City about an official approach, while some have said that the Foxes have identified O’Neill as their preferred target.
Odds on O’Neill tumbled from 10/1 to 1/4 Friday morning before William Hill suspended the market. O’Neill hangs at 1/4 still with Bet365, with Neil Lennon and former USA coach Bob Bradley at 10/1.
Roberto Di Matteo has gotten some action being cut to fives, while Guus Hiddink Claudio Ranieri and the flash-in-the-pan prospect Predrag Radosavljevic all around the 14/1 mark.