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Stuart Dalgleish 18th May 2013 - 19:45

Will Dougie be a Freedman of Everton?

Dougie Freedman continues to be backed to bag the Everton job with William Hill making him 8/1 (from 10/1) having been as long as 50/1 just two days ago.

The Bolton boss does, however, remain quite some way behind the favourites for the job. Roberto Martinez is 2/1 with Alan Stubbs 9/2 joint second favourite with Neil Lennon.

"What is certain about this market is that no one truly knows who is in the running for this job," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. "We have 46 named runners in our next Everton manager market and every single one has attracted multiple bets, from the favourites, all the way down to the 100/1 shots."

Manuel Pelligrini continues to head the next permanent Manchester City manager market, with William Hill making the current Malaga boss 1/12 favourite to take over at Eastlands. Jose Mourinho is the 6/1 second favourite with Rafa Benitez 11/1.

Another gamble has seen Bayern Munich once again become the favourites to sign Wayne Rooney in the summer transfer window. Having drifted to 5/2, they are in to 5/4 to win the race to sign him, while he is 6/4 to remain at Manchester United. Chelsea have reportedly shown interest in recent days in the United striker and he is 5/2 to be a Blue by the close of the window.

"Chelsea have moved firmly into the frame to sign the wantaway Wayne Rooney and it looks as though he could be a Blue once again (albeit in a different city," said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

Next permanent Everton manager: 2/1 Roberto Martinez; 9/2 Alan Stubbs; 9/2 Neil Lennnon; 6/1 Gus Poyet; 7/1 Phil Neville; 8/1 Dougie Freedman; 8/1 Malky Mackay; 16/1 David Weir; 16/1 Stuart McCall; 20/1 BAR

Next permanent Manchester City manager: 1/12 Manuel Pelligrini; 6/1 Jose Mourinho; 11/1 Rafa Benitez; 20/1 Carlo Ancelotti; 20/1 Jurgen Klopp; 25/1 Brendan Rodgers; 40/1 BAR

Wayne Rooney club on 3rd Sept: 5/4 Bayern Munich; 6/4 Manchester United; 5/2 Chelsea; 4/1 PSG; 16/1 Newcastle; 16/1 Real Madrid; 20/1 BAR

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