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David Jones early favourite to replace Jeff Stelling on Soccer Saturday

| 23.03.2017

David Jones is the early favourite to succeed Jeff Stelling following reports that the Soccer Saturday presenter could be about to retire.

The Monday Night Football host has been installed as an 11/10 shot ahead of Sky colleagues Julian Warren and Simon Thomas at 6/4 and 2/1 respectively.

Next in the running are Natalie Sawyer and Hayley McQueen – both available at 3/1.

The bookies also make face of Countdown and Friday Night Football, Rachel Riley, a 5/1 shot for the position should Stelling call it a day.

It’s 20/1 for BT Sport man Jake Humphrey to make a shock move to Sky, while 200/1 says Chris Kamara takes up the role.

There’s even room for Arsenal Fan TV’s Robbie Lyle at 100/1, a price he shares with fellow Gooner Piers Morgan.

A Ladbrokes spokesperson said: “David Jones looks the obvious pick, although there are plenty behind him in with a chance of getting the job.”

“But Kammy replacing Jeff? Now that would be unbelievable.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting

Next Soccer Saturday Presenter

David Jones – 11/10
Julian Warren – 6/4
Simon Thomas – 2/1
Natalie Saywer – 3/1
Hayley McQueen – 3/1
Rachel Riley – 5/1
Kirsty Gallagher 6/1 
Scott Minto – 7/1
Adam Leventhal – 8/1
David Garrido – 8/1
Jim White – 8/1
Jake Humphrey – 20/1 
Bradley Walsh – 25/1
Gary Lineker – 33/1
Adrian Chiles – 50/1
Gary Neville – 75/1
Jamie Carragher – 75/1
Robbie Lyle – 100/1
Des Lynam – 100/1
Piers Morgan – 100/1
Charlie Nicholas – 150/1
Paul Merson – 150/1
Alan McInally – 150/1
Chris Kamara – 200/1

Gender of Next Soccer Saturday Presenter

Male – 1/5
Female – 10/3

Click here for a full list of Soccer Saturday odds.

**Bets only apply if permanent replacement is announced**

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

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Alex Apati

Alex has been with the Ladbrokes PR team since 2017 having previously worked for the news department. From sparring with Peter Fury to talking interviews on the Duke and Duchess' baby names, he's covered a range of sports and novelty events.

A frustrated West Brom fan who is no stranger to an oche, Alex is originally from Dudley, although he's worked hard to rid himself of the Black Country twang.