Sven Shortens To Evens In Latest Twist For Fulham Job
The race for Fulham’s next manager has taken another twist this morning after Skybet dropped former England manager Sven Goran Eriksson to even money to take over at the Cottage.
Eriksson, who managed the Ivory Coast at the World Cup this summer, fell from 6/1 earlier in the day to just even money – putting him ahead of yesterday’s favourite Dave Jones in the betting to become the next permanent Fulham boss.
Bookmakers are reporting a surge of cash on the Swede after comments from his agent that Sven could be tempted back to the Premier League.
"It’s a very attractive club, not just for Sven [but there has been] no contact whatsoever," said Athole Still.
"We’ve known for some weeks Sven’s one of the managers under consideration."
And his agent claimed that Sven has “unfinished business” in England after his sacking from Manchester City in 2008.
"He was in my view outrageously sacked from his position," he said.
"He did a first-class job with Manchester City – it was a personal non-compatibility with Dr Shinawatra which caused him to be sacked. He should still be there."
Jones has himself drifted out from 2/1 to 11/4 although former Manchester City and Blackburn manager Mark Hughes has seen his price tumble, falling from 10/1 to 5/1 since yesterday morning. Alan Curbishley has drifted out to a best of 10/1 with Coral.