Next Sunderland Manager Odds: Don't Get Bogged Down In Numbers

Christopher Lee

There's a few early favourites for the job of manager, but we shouldn't get too bogged down in numbers just yet as by their own admission, the bookies know nothing.

After Steve McClaren was the early favourite for the job, much to the dismay of Sunderland fans around the world, his odds have drifted a little allowing hot-headed Paulo Di Canio to take over the lead in the running, with more sensible options like Roberto Di Matteo at a decent 8/1.

Paolo Di Canio 13/8
Steve McClaren 9/2
Mark Hughes 6/1
Roberto Di Matteo 8/1
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 14/1
Brian McDermott 18/1
Gus Poyet 18/1
Sven Goran Eriksson 28/1
Gianfranco Zola 28/1
Eddie Howe 33/1
Ian Holloway 33/1
Roberto Martinez 33/1
Jurgen Klinsmann 33/1
Phil Parkinson 33/1
Malky Mackay 33/1
Owen Coyle 33/1
Niall Quinn 33/1
Lee Clark 33/1
Karl Robinson 40/1
David Moyes 40/1
Alan Curbishley 40/1
Michael Appleton 40/1
Steve Bruce 40/1
Neil Warnock 40/1
Terry Butcher 50/1
Roy Keane 50/1
Alex McLeish 50/1
Paul Jewell 50/1
Alan Shearer 50/1
Gareth Southgate 50/1

We have to point out that at this stage the odds count for very little though. The odds you see above come from SkyBet where just now on Twitter Sky Sports' betting expert went as far as as admitting;

And this is something worth remembering at this early stage. It's less than 24-hours since the news broke and none of us have a clue at all. Such was the sacking a bolt from the blue everyone is playing guess work. Obviously some can make better guesses than others, but it's still just guessing.

Perhaps nobody more than Bet Victor who have Alan Shearer and Kevin Keegan priced up at shorter odds than Kevin Ball. None of the three are likely, but it goes to show how clueless.

It's very early, and while we're looking to make an appointment quickly according to all reports, the identity of whom hasn't been reflected in the odds just yet.

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