Hughes installed as favourite for Bolton job

Tags: 2016/17 Premier League

Published: 11:31 30/12/2009

Former Manchester City manager Mark Hughes has been installed as the 9/4 favourite to become Bolton Wanderers manager following the sacking of Gary Megson today. Hughes, sacked by Man City last week, currently tops the charts although within less than 20 minutes of opening the market, Skybet had dropped second favourite Paul Jewell from 7/1 to 9/2 at time of writing. Jewell was at the Reebok Stadium last night as Bolton threw away a two-goal lead against fellow relegation battlers Hull, leaving them third from bottom in the Premier League. The 45-year-old has a good record of saving unfancied teams from relegation, having kept Bradford and Wigan in the top flight in their respective first seasons and is currently out of work after quitting Derby in 2008. Former Charlton boss Alan Curbishley is third favourite at 6/1 with ex Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson at 9/1. Alan Shearer is at 10/1 whilst Steve Coppell, another manager with experience of Premier League relegation battles, is on offer at 14/1. Gareth Southgate and David O'Leary are both on offer at 16/1.

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