Gus Poyet now 2/1 to become Sheffield Wednesday's next manager

A general view of Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough stadium on April 26, 2016 in Sheffield, England. The fresh inquests into the 1989 Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 football...

Poyet appeared to have drifted out of the running to succeed Carlos Carvalhal at Sheffield Wednesday.

Manager Gustavo Poyet of Sunderland looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Aston Villa at Stadium of Light on March 14, 2015 in Sunderland, England.

One bookmaker's odds on Gus Poyet becoming the next Sheffield Wednesday manager have shortened significantly over the past 24 hours.

Poyet emerged as second favourite with Sky Bet to succeed Carlos Carvalhal at Hillsborough last week, however, the Uruguayan later drifted from 5/2 to 16/1.

And he is now as short as 2/1 with the same bookmaker, behind odds-on favourite Paul Lambert (8/15).

Paul Lambert of Wolverhampton Wanderers looks on during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Stoke City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Bet365 Stadium on January 7, 2017 in Stoke...

Previous favourite Steve McClaren (11/1) is next on Sky Bet's list of likely Sheffield Wednesday appointments, ahead of Claudio Ranieri (14/1) and Andre Villas-Boas (16/1).

Former Charlton Athletic boss Jose Riga also features, at 18/1, following the arrival of the Addicks' chief executive Katrien Meire at Hillsborough.

jose Riga, Manager of Blackpool gives a message to his players during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Blackpool at City Ground on August 9, 2014 in Nottingham,...

Poyet, who is out of work following a spell at Shanghai Shenhua earlier this year, led Brighton to the League One title and back-to-back top-six finishes in the Championship before a disappointing stint at Sunderland in the Premier League, and has also managed AEK Athens and Real Betis.

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