Poyet odds-on for Reading job
Gus Poyet has emerged as Sky Bet’s new odds-on favourite to be the next Reading manager following a run of bets on Wednesday afternoon.
The Brighton boss has been backed industry wide for the post, prompting his price to come in from 7/2 this morning to as short as 1/7, with Sky sources understanding he has been granted permission to talk to the Premier League strugglers.
Nigel Adkins started the day at the head of the market but has now drifted out to 11/2, while caretaker boss Eamonn Dolan and Bradford manager Phil Parkinson are both 12/1, with initial favourite Paolo Di Canio now 25/1.
Sky Bet’s Chris Spicer told Football Betting News: “The money has poured in across the industry for Poyet to take the job, promoting us to significantly cut his price.
“While a Premier League job initially appears an ideal step up for the highly-rated Brighton boss, it might be considered a questionable move with the Royals 1/16 for relegation, while his current club are 9/2 to reach the top flight as they sit just outside the Championship play-off places.”
Next Reading manager odds:
Gus Poyet 1/7
Nigel Adkins 11/2
Phil Parkinson 12/1
Eamonn Dolan 12/1
Luis Enrique 18/1
Paolo Di Canio 25/1
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