Bristol news Bristol City next manager odds: Cook strong favourite after Wigan departure MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - The odds have dramatically shifted since this morning after the former Portsmouth boss left his role at Latics manager
Breaking News ! Paul Cook's odds to be the next Bristol City manager have been cut dramatically after his resignation as Wigan Athletic manager. The former Latics boss had been rumoured to be stepping down for several days and released a statement on the club website this morning. In the statement, he said he leaves with a 'heavy heart' after three years and one promotion under his belt, but his decision to leave is nothing to do with vacancies elsewhere. Read More Related Articles The state of play regarding every Bristol City player's contract, expiration date and extensions He has now shot to the top of several bookies lists ahead of Alex Neil and Chris Hughton, with most betting websites seeing it as a three horse race to take over at Ashton Gate. Bristol Live understands both Cook and Hughton have been interviewed for the job and are on the shortlist, alongside Dean Holden, however Holden's odds have lengthened somewhat since a recent surge.
. Neil reportedly has a buyout clause of £3m in his contract and City would likely want to avoid paying such a fee, whereas both Cook and Hughton and now without clubs.
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Early names such as Steven Gerrard, Danny Cowley and John Terry have fallen down the list and Cook is sitting at the top of both Sky Bet and Bet Victor's odds lists after his resignation this morning. See the full list of odds below, recent as of Saturday evening. Sky Bet Paul Cook 1/2 Chris Hughton 4/1 Alex Neil 9/1 Dean Holden 12/1 John Terry 16/1 Nigel Adkins 16/1 Ryan Lowe 20/1 Bet Victor
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Paul Cook 10/11 Chris Hughton 11/4 Alex Neil 5/1 Dean Holden 14/1 Ryan Lowe 20/1 Danny Cowley 20/1 Nigel Adkins 20/1
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