Paul Ince to be
the first boss out, odds makers bet
British online sportsbook William Hill has slashed Paul
Ince from 20/1 to 10/1 to be the first Premiership manager of
the season to leave his club after stories surfaced that all
might not be well between the new boss and his players. And
Hills offer 2/1 that Ince will be gone before the end of the
season, 4/11 that he is still in place on the final day of the
campaign. "For once there seems to be no clear-cut favourite in
the Sack Race this season, but media stories suggesting unrest
between a boss and his squad with the season less than a
fortnight away are highly unlikely to reassure Blackburn fans
that their team is in good shape with the first game imminent."
said Hill's spokesman Graham Sharpe.
Blackburn are 13/8 outsiders to finish
higher in the Premiership than former boss Mark Hughes'
Manchester City this season, and 4/9 to finish lower than them.
Hills make Ince's new club a 5/1shot to finish higher in the
Premiership than his old club, MK Dons, do in League One. Dons
are 2/9 to finish higher than Blackburn with the clubs 6/1 to