Odds crashing on Andre Villas-Boas becoming next West Ham manager

Former Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas could be in the running for the West Ham job.

Recent odds from Sky Sports now place former Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas in the running to be the next West Ham boss.

The Hammers head into the final game of the season having won just three Premier League games in 2015, and that terrible run looks set to cost manager Sam Allardyce his job.

Allardyce is out of contract this summer and is unlikely to be handed a renewal, leaving West Ham to consider hiring a replacement in the coming weeks.

The Daily Mail recently speculated that Rafael Benitez and Slaven Bilic are in the running for the job, but recent movement in bookmakers' odds make Villas-Boas a candidate.

The 37-year-old recently won the Russian Premier League title with Zenit St. Petersburg, as he continues to rebuild his reputation after a dismal spell in England.

The Portuguese boss lasted less than a year as Chelsea manager having been appointed in 2011, before his 18-month spell with Tottenham, which was slightly more fruitful for the ex-Porto manager.

Now, Sky Bet make Villas-Boas a 12/1 shot for the West Ham job, meaning he is now their fifth favourite for the job behind Marcelo Bielsa, David Moyes, Benitez and Bilic.

To go from not even in the conversation to being one of the favourites is bizarre movement in any market, and it suggests that there's a reason behind the huge change in Villas-Boas' odds of being the next West Ham manager.

Villas-Boas would be a surprise choice for West Ham having failed in the Premier League recently, but his title victory in Russia may have caught the attention of Hammers co-chairmen David Gold and David Sullivan, possibly making him a candidate for the job - if the odds are to be believed.

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