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A done deal? Ole Gunnar Solskjaer odds on for the Villa job

by Josh Powell | May 18, 2012

The managerial merry-go-round has been spinning so fast it has officially taken off! The big news being that ex-United Legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is now as short as 1/7 to take over at Aston Villa.

The baby faced assassin has seen plenty of support from punters after being as big as 33/1 earlier this week.

Solskjaer has impressed in his first season of management guiding Molde to the first Norwegian Premier League title in their history. Decent credentials to be fair but is he the kind of man who can rebuild the Villa?

McLeish’s reign at Villa Park was a disaster and the next manager will have to get stuck in to try and bring some sort of stability back to the midlands club.

Elsewhere in the market Paul Lambert has gone from evens out to 6/1 as the money dries up for the Norwich boss. Both Alan Curbishley and Wigan manager Roberto Martinez are available at 12s, with the latter now favourite for the Liverpool gig.

Mick McCarthy is available for the job and he knows what it takes to get a squad working hard and grinding out results. He’s as big as 16/1 to take the Villa hotseat.

The managerial chaos continues in Merseyside as, according to Sky Sports, Brendan Rodgers turned down the opportunity to talk to Liverpool.

The Swansea man is obviously on to a good thing with the Welsh side who he guided to 11th in their first season in the top flight. He’s now 20/1 for the job with Roberto Martinez the evens money favourite. Plenty of people backing the Wigan man as yesterdays hot tip, Andre Villas-Boas, drifts to 5/2.

Don’t worry Rafa fans! Good old Rafael Benitez is still there at the top of the market. Those hoping to see the Spaniard reeling off some more facts at a Liverpool press conference can back the third favourite at 5/1.

Fabio Capello is all the range to take the postion at Stamford Bridge. The ex-England boss has gone from 9/2 into to 5/4 with Roberto Di Matteo still the favourite at 11/10 having been odds on this morning.

The Champions League Final on Saturday could well shake that market up depending on the result. Surely Chelsea can’t afford to not hire a man who wins the Champions League and FA Cup double?

Finally to the baggies where Chris Hughton is the even money favourite to take the reigns. Hughton wasn’t far off bringing Birmingham up to the Premiership this season, is he the man to continue Hodgson’s good work?

Everyone’s favourite dog walker Roy Keane is close behind in the running at 4/1 for the job at the Hawthorns.

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