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Stuart Dalgleish 14th Jun 2011 - 11:46

Will Shearer be popping Corks to celebrate Cardiff job?

A gamble which began in Cork has catapulted Alan Shearer into the position of second favourite to become the next Cardiff manager with bookmakers William Hill who have slashed his odds from 10/1 to 6/4.

We began to see bets for Shearer on Monday night and soon noticed that almost all of them - and they were for up to 200 euros a time - were coming from the Cork area. We reduced the odds but the bets continued to come in and eventually we began to see money from other areas. The gamble has continued on Tuesday morning and we wouldn't be surprised to see Shearer become favourite over Malky Mackay very shortly' said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Next permanent Cardiff manager 1/2 Malky Mackay; 6/4 Alan Shearer; 4/1Mark Robins; 9/1 Ian Holloway; 10/1 Mark Hughes. Others on request

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