Recent Retirees Could Fill The Hansen Hole On MOTD!
With the news that Alan Hansen is to step down from the MOTD sofas at the end of the season, William Hill are betting on who will take to the screens when the first Saturday show of next season airs and it looks as though the old guard will win over.
Alan Shearer is 1/10, while Mark Lawrenson is 1/2. Robbie Savage has forged a fine media career since his playing days ended and he is even money to appear on the first Match of the Day of next season. With a number of players potentially retiring in the summer, Phil Neville and Kevin Davies are both 8/1 while Paul Scholes is 10/1 with Brad Friedel 20/1.
"Alan Hansen has 20 years of experience on the show and whoever steps in to replace him has incredibly big boots to follow," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. "Maybe MOTD will trump SKY and BT and pull off a stunning summer transfer coup."
To appear on the first MOTD Saturday show of next season: 1/10 Alan Shearer; 1/2 Mark Lawrenson; 1/1 Robbie Savage; 7/1 Robbie Fowler; 8/1 Kevin Davies; 8/1 Phil Neville; 10/1 Martin O'Neill; 10/1 Paul Scholes; 20/1 Alex Ferguson; 20/1 Stan Collymore; 20/1 Brad Friedel...others on request.