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Who Is Odds On To Become Manager?

So, Ince out but who in?

A decent indication is often the bookies and where better to judge what is on offer than Oddschecker who independently compares odds from more than 20 online bookmakers to help its users obtain the best price for their chosen bet.

So who have the bookies lined up as the early favourite for the Ewood Park hot seat?

Most seem to fancy an old boy to return as the odds are basically evens or as near to evens as you can get for former manager Graeme Souness to return to Ewood Park and back to football after a lengthy absence following his dismal stint at Newcastle (2004-2006).

Talking about ex Newcastle managers, the next in line according could apparently be Sam Allardyce who is around 3/1. HOOFBALL here we come!

Owen Coyle odds differ widely, you can get up to 20/1 or as low as 10/1.

Another available manager, this time ex West Ham and more famously Charlton, Alan Curbishley comes in at around 7/1 with former Liverpool manager Gerrard Houllier available at between 12/1 with Sky Bet and 18/1 with Paddy Power.

Former SAS specialist Alan Shearer is in the running - very unlikely though I would say - at 25/1 as is former England and Middlesbrough boss Steve McClaren.

A manager linked before we took Ince, Michael Laudrup you can get at 25/1 with Skybet and for the rest, I'll leave you to browse yourselves! Click Here

Must admit, I always like to keep an eye on the odds, as quite often you all of a sudden see an outsiders odds slashed as the bookies hear something on the grapevine. One thing is for sure, we need a new manager in as soon as possible, lets just hope this time they get the right one.

So, who do you fancy?

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Writer: Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday December 16 2008

Time: 2:01PM

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Anyone but Sourness, please!!!
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16/12/2008 14:18:00

id have souness back, forget the dunny situation people change and souness will keep us up
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16/12/2008 14:22:00

Shearer would be a mistake he will do as bad as Ince...good players do not always make good managers. You need an experienced head to get you out, your best bet is Allardice.
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16/12/2008 14:42:00

I second Allardyce, but the link with Dave Jones is good - he is a quality manager, despite his "tarnished" reputation.
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16/12/2008 15:31:00

Mike Newell?
Decimus Poole
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16/12/2008 15:52:00

It has to be Sam Allardyce, surely. And the sooner the better.
nut all
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16/12/2008 16:32:00

Come on City - sack Hughes now!!
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16/12/2008 16:39:00

That is a point Wellsy, would you guys take Hughes back after he walked out on you all?
The Fear
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16/12/2008 16:41:00

Personally, I would have him back in a shot. He did wonders for us, how many managers would refuse the lure of managing a club with endless money? I just think he felt he had taken us as far as he could - how true that looks now!!
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16/12/2008 16:58:00

If Sparky came back (which he won't) then the same thing would happen again, he'd take us as far as he felt he could then move on to a more attractive option.
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16/12/2008 17:12:00

Big Sam doesn't want to come to us i reckon it will be Greame Souness till the end of the season.
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16/12/2008 17:17:00

I fear for you guys right now. There are a queue of clubs waiting to try to poach your best players and now you have no manager to rally round the players. It looks like Big Sam to me.
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16/12/2008 17:35:00

Looking at the odds in the article seems Big Sam has become the favourite over Souness. Think Souness has been out of the game too long and wasn't that great before his break was he?!?!?
The Fear
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16/12/2008 18:02:00

I just don't want Souness.
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16/12/2008 18:48:00

sam all the other choice will do!!!!!!!
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16/12/2008 19:50:00

no1 wants Curbishley lol, i want Curbishley!!!!!
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16/12/2008 20:00:00

it'd be hard to lure someone over unless there's promise of transfer fund.
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16/12/2008 20:47:00

go for a no nonsense gary megson type character, won't win any popularity contests but will kick the team into playing properly. then you can get someone a bit fancier. always new ince would blow it after his behavior at valley parade last year. good luck!
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16/12/2008 23:32:00

i would love to appoint a good lower league manager like Gary Johnson or Mike Newell. However no is the time for someone with experience and i think Alan Curbishley is the best available person. Big sam does not want to come and we should no go back to souness for one thing he hates david dunn who is going to be key in getting us out of the relegation zone. Alan Curbishley's blue and white army
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16/12/2008 23:50:00

Gary Johnson would be a great choice. He has been promoted from the Conference, League two and League One and took a low budget Bristol City so close last year. A good man manager and has earnt a crack at the big time, he has worked his way up the ranks ala Martin O'Neill.
Mikey D
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17/12/2008 10:11:00

Hot off the press boys - Big Sam will be named tonight or tomoz!!!! I am truly delighted!!!!
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17/12/2008 10:51:00

where did you find that out mani?
Mikey D
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17/12/2008 10:59:00


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