Johan Cruyff 6/4 favourite to succeed Comolli

Dalglish is the 5/1 third favourite

Bookmaker William Hill make Johan Cruyff the 6/4 betting favourite to succeed Damien Comolli as Liverpool’s Director of Football after the latter left the club by mutual consent on Thursday.

Current Anfield boss Kenny Dalglish is the 5/1 third favourite to be moved upstairs for the start of next season, while Cruyff’s archenemy Louis van Gaal is the 5/2 second-favourite. Liverpool owners Fenway Sports Group are not believed to have drawn up a shortlist of potential candidates as yet, although BBC Sport have reported an ‘understanding’ that Cruyff will be one of the names targeted for the role.

Whether the Dutchman would be able to combine a position on Merseyside with his current commitments at Ajax and Mexican club Chivas de Guadalajara is unclear, and could prove a major stumbling block in any negotiations.

While Comolli appears to have taken the brunt of the blame for Liverpool’s disappointing Premier League season, Dalglish was given a vote of confidence by Chairman Tom Werner who said: “We've got great confidence in Kenny. We feel the team is going to make strides in the future and he enjoys our full support.”

However, that hasn’t convinced William Hill who still offer odds of 5/6 that Dalglish is no longer Liverpool boss for their opening match of next season.

“With Dalglish himself under pressure over Liverpool’s poor Premier League performances this season, we could see him being moved ‘upstairs’ before the start of next season” said Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharpe.

Comolli’s departure has also prompted William Hill to open betting markets on which of ‘his’ signings will follow him out of the Anfield exit door in the summer. Andy Carroll, Charlie Adam and Luis Suarez are all priced at odds of 5/4 to leave the club and 4/7 to stay into next season, while Stewart Downing and Jordan Henderson are each an 11/2 chance to be moved on in the summer.

Written By:- Jaymes Monte (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 13/04/2012 - 13:31 PM
Filed in:- Liverpool Betting News, Liverpool

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