West Ham manager betting update: Odds shorten on just Klopp over weekend

Upton Park

The odds for West Ham's next manager shortened in just one place over the weekend, showing some support for an outsider.

West Ham United continue the hunt for Sam Allardyce’s replacement at Upton Park, with former player Slaven Bilic the clear favourite at 4/5 although his odds with one bookmaker have drifted out to as far as 7/5.

Marcelo Bielsa hasn’t changed as the second favourite for the job at a best price of 8/1 although the ratio of fans that would prefer him to Bilic will be very small.

Unai Emery remains third favourite at a best price of 12/1 to give West Ham fans an indication of the trio that David Gold and David Sullivan may be deciding over at the moment.

In terms of the outside bets for the position, the odds on German coach Jurgen Klopp have shortened slightly to 33/5 although he remains a 40/1 outsider in the majority of other places on the market.

This is a massive decision, which West Ham’s board needs to get right because it’s important the club is in a stable, but competitive position, on the pitch and financially, by the time of the move to the Olympic Stadium at Stratford.

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