Hugh bet Hammers will choose Chris
WILLIAM HILL make Chris Hughton 6/4 favourite to be appointed the next permanent West Ham manager but say no one contender is currently dominating the betting.
'Since the opening flurry of support for Steve McLaren, which ended when he became an odds-on shot only to apparently rule himself out of the running, the market has not seen anyone really dominate - but it will happen, and sooner rather than later if the club do as they are suggesting, and appoint someone probably British, before the end of the month' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
'We've seen solid support for Hughton while Messrs Alladryce, Warnock and McKay are attracting punters. One suspects that play-off results may also well have an influence in the ultimate outcome'.
Next permanent West Ham manager: 6/4 Hughton; 6/1 Allardyce; Warnock; 7/1 O'Neill; 8/1 Curbishley; Di Canio; Di Matteo; Keen; McKay; 10/1 Bilic; Jones; McLaren; Poyet 14 Davies; Jol; 16 Lambert; Rodgers. Others on request.