Bruce favourite for Wolves role

McDermott had become the latest in a long list of favourites

Former Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has moved back to the head of the betting market for the next Wolves manager after Alan Curbishley and Reading boss Brian McDermott were ruled out of contention.

McDermott had become the latest in a long list of favourites for the job, but reports on Wednesday morning suggesting that he was ready to sign a new and improved three-and-a-half year contract at the Madejski Stadium saw his odds lengthen. Stan James now go 8/1 about the 50-year-old.

Curbishley was also understood to be back in the running. The former West Ham and Charlton boss had slipped down the betting, from being the odds-on favourite at one point, after initial reports that he had turned down the job. However, his odds had started to shorten upon rumours of a fresh approach from the Molineux club, but the BBC reported on Wednesday morning that the second attempt to lure the 54-year-old had also failed.

Former Huddersfield manager Lee Clark had flirted with favouritism in many bookmakers’ betting markets, but he is now a 7/2 chance with Stan James, while Gus Poyet has drifted out to 8/1 after also being considered a frontrunner earlier in the week.

The Wolves board had hoped to have a manager in place for this weekend’s game with Newcastle, but that is looking increasingly unlikely. Terry Connor will take temporary charge of the team and it is 5/1 that he guides them to all three points on Tyneside.

Written By:- Jaymes Monte (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 22/02/2012 - 11:11 AM
Filed in:- West Ham Betting News, West Ham United

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