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Bet on Redknapp now to leave Spurs before the price shortens

| 26.03.2012

Harry Redknapp is currently 6/1 to be the next Premier League manager to leave their current job and punters should take advantage now before the price shortens in the coming weeks.

With Chelsea’s Roberto Di Matteo and Terry Connor at Wolves only classified as interim managers, they do not feature in the market, leaving 18 bosses hoping to avoid the sack.

Although Redknapp will not be sacked by Tottenham, it is almost a given that he will leave the club in the summer to take over England.

It is a virtual definite that all of the bosses will remain in their current positions until the end of the season, with club hierarchies waiting until the summer to change both their playing and managerial staff.

Aston Villa’s Alex McLeish is favourite to be the next manager to leave his post at 5/2, but this will not happen unless the club are somehow relegated.

Chairman Randy Lerner has made it obvious that saving money is his number one aim and so there is no reason he will want to pay out two lots of compensation to sack one manager and bring another in.

Of those managers expected to be approached by bigger clubs in the summer, Brendan Rodgers has already been cut to 12/1 following his successful season at Swansea and he could shorten further if the word is spread that the likes of Chelsea are interested in his services.

But Rodgers has signalled an intention to further his career at Swansea and is expected to stay for another season.

Therefore, the only obvious contender for Redknapp in this market looks to be Roberto Martinez at Wigan.

Martinez seems to have taken Wigan as far as he can and could leave for a bigger Premier League club or he could be sacked if failing to prevent the club being relegated to the Championship.

It is 7/2 that Martinez is the next Premier League manager to leave his current post.



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.