Plunge On Benitez To Be Feeling Blue
William Hill suspended betting on Premier League at 14:40 on Monday after a surge of money was placed on Rafa Benitez to get the boot. Offered at 16/1 at the start of the day , his odds were backed in all the way into 5/1 and when the market was put back up, the Spaniard was the 7/4 second favourite.
"A grassroots gamble of a large amount of bets no bigger than £50 has seen Rafa's price collapse and the way things are going, he could become the shortest tenured Chelsea manager yet," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.
Paul Lambert has been pushed out from 4/9 to 5/4 to be the next Premier League manager to lose his job, while Benitez is just behind.
Next Premier League manager to leave: 5/4 Paul Lambert; 7/4 Rafa Benitez; 7/1 No fourth manager to leave; 8/1 Alan Pardew; 8/1 Martin Jol; 25/1 BAR