Jones new favourite for Fulham job

Dave Jones is the new favourite to be the next manager of Fulham after dithering Martin Jol decided to stay with Dutch giants Ajax.

The Cardiff manager is 11/4 to make the move to Craven Cottage closely followed by Sven Goran Eriksson at 7/2.

Eriksson appeared close to getting the job first time round prior to the Jol saga, going as short as 1/5, so could prove a tempting bet at current prices for punters believing Fulham owner Mohammed Al Fayed will return to his first choice.

Other names back in contention include former Fulham midfielder Lee Clark at 8/1, USA coach Bob Bradley at 10/1 and Alan Curbishley at 12/1.

Darren Haines, spokesman for Paddy Power, said: “Harrods may boast they can get their customers anything in the world but it seems Al Fayed can’t get a manager to Fulham.

"With all of Martin Jol’s dithering it’s a betting market with more twists and turns than an episode of The Sopranos so now the betting is wide open again.”

Click here to bet and get a free £20 bet

Next Fulham Manager 11/4      Dave Jones 7/2        Eriksson 8/1        Clark 10/1      Bradley 12/1      Curbishley 12/1      Hitzfeld 14/1      Hughes 14/1      Zola 14/1      Baxter 18/1      Bilic 20/1      Collins 25/1      Southgate 33/1      Bar

Click here to bet and get a free £20 bet