Next Hull City manager odds - O'Neil the 'big odds mover' in last 24 hours

Tue, 23 August 2016, 11:40

Hull City caretaker manager Mike Phelan remains the odds-on favourite to take over the role on permanent terms, but former Sunderland and Aston Villa boss Martin O’Neill has a rising chance.

Sky Bet provide markets on 26 managers all linked with the Tigers position, and What Are The Odds has the latest on who looks most likely to land the chief role at the KC Stadium.

Phelan is unbeaten so far in the 2016-17 Premier League season, with wins over champions Leicester City followed by victory over Swansea City, leading to the caretaker being installed at 1/6 (1.17) favourite to take the job permanently.

However, O’Neill was yesterday listed at 4/1 (5.00) to leave his post at the Republic of Ireland helm and return to the English top flight after more than three years away from club football. However, that has changed dramatically today with odds of 10/1 (11.0) on-offer - seemingly someone somewhere knows something about that! 

Sunderland fired the tactician in March 2013 to end his two-and-a-half-year spell at the Stadium of Light, but Hull may consider handing the manager a route back to English football.

If O'Neil's your pick for Hull get odds at Sky Bet

Chris Coleman is another international manager still said to be on the Tigers’ radar, and he’s now a 8/1 (9.00) dark horse for the position, while Steve Bruce is 10/1 (11.00) to make a sensational return to the club just a month after leaving the KC.

Former Real Madrid and Malaga manager Bernd Schuster hasn’t held a managerial position for two years, but the German is an outside chance to take the Hull position at 16/1 (17.00), having never before managed in the Premier League.

Some more familiar face to the British audience are Steve McClaren and Martin Jol, listed at 20/1 (21.00) and 22/1 (23.00) to assume the Hull role, respectively.

McClaren was sacked by Newcastle United in March of this year, while Jol left Egyptian outfit Al-Ahly earlier in August and is now a free agent.

From there, the odds widen as the likes of Roberto Mancini, Ryan Giggs, Gianfranco Zola and former United States boss Bob Bradley each come in at 25/1 (26.00), while O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland assistant, Roy Keane, is a dark horse for the position at 33/1 (34.00).

Frank de Boer has only just taken over at Inter Milan, but the Dutchman is a 40/1 (41.00) longshot to land the Hull position, joint alongside fellow outsiders Gary Neville, Harry Redknapp and Glenn Hoddle.

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