Pearson and O’Neill see odds cut to be next Leicester City boss

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Leicester City are adopting the ‘better the devil you know’ approach to managerial recruitment if the latest odds are anything to go by.

Two former Foxes have been well-backed to take the vacant position at the King Power Stadium with both Nigel Pearson and Martin O’Neill surging up the betting.

Pearson is now 6/1 (from 8/1) to make a sensational return to the East Midlands while 10/1 (from 16/1) is on offer for Republic of Ireland gaffer O’Neill to fill the position following the sacking of title-winning boss, Claudio Ranieri.

Roberto Mancini still tops the list but the former Manchester City supremo is now 3/1 (from 4/6) to manage the club where he ended his illustrious playing career.

However, Sky Sports are reporting that Mancini is not interested in the Leicester hotseat meaning we’re still none the wiser as to who will fill Ranieri’s shoes.

Alan Pardew is another 6/1 shot with Guus Hiddink (8/1) and Gary Rowett (9/1) also prominent.

Meanwhile, caretaker boss Craig Shakespeare is 10/1 to get the gig full-time.

A win on Monday against Liverpool would do his chances no harm at all but odds of 17/4 suggest it’ll be a tall order to take three vital points against Jurgen Klopp’s outfit.

Latest Ladbrokes Betting:

Next Permanent Leicester City Manager

Roberto Mancini – 3/1

Alan Pardew – 6/1

Nigel Pearson – 6/1

Guus Hiddink – 8/1

Gary Rowett – 9/1

Frank de Boer – 9/1

Jurgen Klinsmann – 10/1

Craig Shakespeare – 10/1

Martin O’Neill – 10/1

Chris Coleman – 14/1

16/1 bar

Click here for the latest Next Permanent Leicester City Manager odds.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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William Geldart

William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.