Odds slashed on Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson becoming new Republic of Ireland manager
An Irish bookmaker has slashed its odds on Sir Alex Ferguson being appointed as the Republic of Ireland manager after a flurry of bets.
Boylesports has cut the former Manchester United boss’ odds of replacing Giovanni Trapattoni from 66/1 to 20/1 after a series of bets were placed this afternoon.
Martin O’Neill was thought to be nailed-on for the job, and is still the favourite to be appointed. But the lack of a speedy announcement that out-of-work O’Neill is the new manager has raised some doubts.
Fergie had retired from football when he quit Manchester United at the end of last season. But it seems that a lot of Irish punters believe he could be tempted to take an international post.