Southampton manager betting update: Jurgen Klinsmann the surprise favourite

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The USA manager has moved above Manuel Pellegrini and Claude Puel in the odds.

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USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann has been made the new bookmakers favourite to become the next Southampton manager, as compiled by Oddschecker.

The Saints are currently searching for their new manager after Ronald Koeman completed a move to Premier League rivals Everton.

A number of names have been linked with the job since the Dutchman’s departure; with the role at St Mary’s an attractive one to say the least.

Everton Chairman Bill Kenwright and new manager Ronald Koeman poseEverton Chairman Bill Kenwright and new manager Ronald Koeman pose

Manuel Pellegrini had been named as the bookmakers favourite last week, with the Chilean keen on a stay in the Premier League following his departure from Manchester City at the end of last season.

Former Lyon manager Claude Puel was the second favourite, while the likes of Rudi Garcia, Frank de Boer and Eddie Howe were all potential contenders.

Manchester City manager Manuel PellegriniManchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini

However, that has now changed, with current USA coach Jurgen Klinsmann the current bookmakers favourite for the job. As per the odds compiled by Oddschecker, he has been made the favourite by no less than seven separate betting companies.

Pellegrini has now slipped to second in the running, while Claude Puel sits third. Previous favourite Rudi Garcia now stands at 25/1.

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