Writer: J P Fear
Date:Tuesday August 31 2010
Bit of manager talk about today, not likely to be much transfer talk on deadline day is there?!
That said, one report says that Celtic have enquired about a loan move for Curtis Davies according to Click Here
Now for the fun! Alan Nixon in The Mirror has an 'exclusive' on David Moyes. Not convinced it is exclusive really but hey, that doesn't really matter! It was all over the web last night and text's were going mad that Ladbrokes had suspended better on the Everton boss being announced as Villa's next manager. Apparently the odds dropped with some bookies from 33-1 to 3-1.
Remember, no matter what they say, hasn't he already ruled himself out? David Moyes Rules Himself Out Of Villa Job saying: 'I'm loyal to Everton, I've always said that. It's a really good club. This year we've got a really good chance and this is where I'll be this season.'
Anyway, the report... it says Moyes is tempted with the Villa job because he has taken Everton as far as he can with a 'shoestring budget'. Alan Nixon goes on to say And while Everton deny they have had an official approach, insiders at Villa reveal that Moyes is openly being discussed by senior staff and players as their No.1 choice.
Wonder what triggered the run of bets? Remember bookies suspended betting on Sven when he was seen in Birmingham and they chose Bob Bradley the USA international coach as their favourite despite the fact he was never going to be an option. So I'm not sure I'd read too much into it. Would be nice though!
The Mirror say that there could be interest in Blackburn's Sam Allardyce as well. Wouldn't surprise me if Big Sam was interested, he is Midlands born (Dudley lad) and would surely fancy the top job?
The Daily Telegraph reckon that Villa have 'sounded out' Blues boss (who they call 'unsettled') Alex McLeish as well as Sunderland manager Steve Bruce.
The Times say that Villa want Fulham and former Manchester City manager Mark Hughes.
I was told in the rumour mill maelstrom the other day that some current Premiership managers have enquired. Who I have no idea, so fat lot of good that information is really!
Current odds (and no, I'm not on commission, this is just a good source for all the bookies odds!) Click Here
Wouldn't surprise me if someone came in from long odds to be the manager, it happened when they appointed David O'Dearme all those years back. From 40-1 or more to suspended betting and an appointment!
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Date:Tuesday August 31 2010
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