Return of the King unlikely as Cantona big odds for presidency

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ERIC CANTONA is 100/1 with Ladbrokes to be the next French president.

Following his announcement of intention to run, the bookies have chalked him up as a rank outsider as Francois Hollande (4/6 favourite) and Nicolas Sarkozy (6/4) duel it out at the top of the market.

Francis Bayrou is the market mover on the back of strong polling and currently trades at 12/1 from 16/1.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Surely not even Cantona’s biggest fans can make a case for him winning this. Bayrou is the man for money this week but it still appears to be a coin toss between Hollande and Sarkozy.”

Ladbrokes latest betting

Who will be elected French president?

Francois Hollande 4/6
Nicolas Sarkozy 6/4
Francois Bayrou 12/1
Marine Le Pen 25/1
Eva Joly 50/1
Jean-Luc Melenchon 50/1
Philippe Poutou 100/1
Eric Cantona 100/1

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.