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ARNOLD BACKED INTO ODDS-ON FAVOURITE FOR SOCCEROOS GIG

Graham Arnold backed from $3.50 into $1.90 favourite to take over the Socceroos. Strong punter support for Guus Hiddink and Tony Popovic as well.

Nearly half of the bets on the ‘Next Socceroos Coach’ market with online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au have been on Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold, prompting his price to firm from $3.50 to $1.90.

Guus Hiddink is the second most popular at $7.50, but Tony Popovic has been the other candidate punters are keen on ($13 into $10).

Wanderers coach Josep Gombau ($10-$15) and Ante Milicic ($13-$17) have gone cold in the market.

One customer is keen on Sir Alex Ferguson taking over from Ange Postecoglou, placing a single dollar on the Manchester United legend at $101, presumably for a bit of a laugh.

“The punter support is as one-sided as you’ll see – they want Graham Arnold in charge of the Socceroos and they’re not interested in anyone else,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Christian Jantzen.

Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
Next permanent Socceroos Coach
$1.90 Graham Arnold (in from $3.50)
$7.50 Guus Hiddink (in from $8.00)
$10 Tony Popovic (in from $13)
$11 Gianni De Biasi (in from $15)
$13 Kevin Muscat (steady)
$15 Josep Gombau (out from $10)
$17 Carlo Ancelotti (in from $23)
$17 Ante Milicic (out from $13)
$18 Ronald Koeman (out from $17)
$19 Paul Okon (in from $21)
$19 John Aloisi (in from $21)
$21 Frank de Boer (in from $23)
$21 Thomas Tuchel (in from $23)
$23 Laurent Blanc (in from $26)
$23 Aurelio Vidmar (in from $26)
$26 Alan Pardew (in from $41)
$29 Sam Allardyce (in from $34)
$31 Dick Advocaat (steady)
$34 Tony Pulis (steady)
$34 Tim Cahill (steady)
$34 Slaven Bilic (steady)
$34 Luis Enrique (steady)
$34 Harry Kewell (steady)
$36 Harry Redknapp (in from $41)
$51 Holger Osieck (steady)
$51 Pim Verbeek (steady)
$76 Gian Piero Ventura (out from $67)
$101 Terry Venables (steady)
$101 Sir Alex Ferguson (steady)

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