Villa set to go American?

Bob Bradley has been slashed to 3/1, from 20/1, to succeed Martin O’Neill at Aston Villa, according to Ladbrokes.

The US boss has dominated the market since the Ulsterman’s departure and is joint second favourite behind Sven-Goran Eriksson (5/1).

Ladbrokes spokesman, Nick Weinberg, said: “Punters are assuming that Randy Lerner will look back across the pond to find O’Neill’s replacement. Bradley is the only man being backed.”


Next permanent Aston Villa Manager

Sven Goran Eriksson 7/2
Alan Curbishley 5/1
Gareth Southgate 5/1
Bob Bradley 5/1
David Platt 10/1
Martin Jol 10/1
Ottmar Hitzfeld 12/1
Steve McClaren 16/1
Gianfranco Zola 16/1
Stuart Pearce 16/1
Jurgen Klinsmann 16/1
Dave Jones 16/1
Slaven Bilic 16/1
Billy Davies 16/1
Simon Grayson 16/1
Alex McLeish 16/1
Glenn Hoddle 20/1
Bruce Arena 20/1
Sam Allardyce 20/1

Odds correct as of 11.00am, August 10th, 2010. Odds subject to change.


Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the team.