After The Pope, Who Will Be Next To Step Down?
Following the shock resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, Marc Ouellt and Peter Turkson head the betting to replace him, with William Hill making them both 7/2. Britain's biggest bookmakers are speculating on who will be the next high profile individual to resign and offer 4/7 that any of the five members of One Direction decide to call it a day with football managers, Sir Alex Ferguson and Roy Hodgson 4/1 and 5/1 respectively to be the next high profile resignations.
"Pope Benedict XVI has become the first Pope to step down in almost 600 years and it could start a raft of shock resignations," speculated William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.
Those who look unlikely resign from their position any time soon are the Queen, who is 33/1 to abdicate, Barack Obama, 33/1 and Kim Jong-un 100/1 to be the first to step down.
Who will replace Pope Benedict XVI: 7/2 Marc Ouellet; 7/2 Peter Turkson; 5/1 Angelo Scola; 11/2 Franics Arinze; 7/1 Tarciso Bertone; 8/1 Leandro Sandri; 12/1 Angelo Bagnasco; 12/1 Gianfranco Ravasi; 12/1 Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga; 20/1 BAR
Next resignation: 4/7 any member of One Direction to leave the band; 4/1 Sir Alex Ferguson; 5/1 Roy Hodgson; 9/1 David Cameron; 25/1 Archbishop of Canterbury; 33/1 Queen to abdicate; 33/1 Barack Obama; 100/1 Kim Jong-un