Di Canio favourite to replace McDermott
Sky Bet have installed Paolo Di Canio as their evens favourite to be the next Reading manager after the struggling Premier League side parted company with Brian McDermott.
The online bookmaker suspended betting on their next Premier League manager to go market on Monday afternoon after seeing McDermott backed in from 20/1 to as a short as 1/4.
The flurry of bets was followed shortly by confirmation that McDermott had been sacked, with the Royals four points adrift of safety and favourites for relegation following a fourth successive defeat.
Di Canio is available having left Swindon last month and is the early favourite having attracted a large majority of the backing, followed by Nigel Adkins and Roberto Di Matteo.
Sky Bet’s Chris Spicer told Football Betting News: “It became clear that somebody knew something we didn’t at around 4pm as bets suddenly flooded in for McDermott to be the next boss to go, prompting us to cut his price and then eventually suspend betting.
”While the money to follow is likely to paint a clearer picture, Di Canio has attracted the early money following his impressive work at Swindon.”
Next Reading manager odds:
Paolo Di Canio – evens
Roberto Di Matteo – 16/1
Nigel Adkins 16/1
Gus Poyet 25/1
Stuart Pearce 25/1
Phil Parkinson 25/1
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 25/1
Alan Curbishley 33/1
Mark Hughes 33/1
Steve McClaren 40/1
Alex McCleish 40/1
Steve Coppell 40/1
Odds subject to change.