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Clarke the bookies' favourite for Watford post

Former West Brom head coach Steve Clarke is the bookmakers' favourite to succeed Gianfranco Zola.

The Scot - who was sacked by the Baggies on Saturday evening - is as short at 5/1 with Coral, but can be backed at odds as generous as 9/1 with SkyBet.

Coral - for a reason unbeknown to most - make Ian Holloway joint-favourite, though the former Crystal Palace boss is also available at 10s.

Udinese boss Francesco Guidolin is third-favourite, though his price is drifting; he's currently at 6/1 with Stan James.

The best price for Guidolin, 58, is 10/1 with several bookmakers.

Guidolin has made it known recently that he would 'step back' with the Zebrette if it was necessary, but journalist James Horncastle says that is unlikely to mean a move to WD18.

'If I realise that I am the problem, then I am prepared to walk away. I have done it before in my career and am entirely ready to do so again, if needed,' he told Sky Sport Italia.

Former Chelsea, West Brom and MK Dons man Roberto di Matteo is also available at 6s with Bet Victor, though Coral have the man who brought the Champions League to Stamford Bridge at 10/1.

Paul Clement, currently assisting Carlo Ancelotti at Real Madrid is at 8/1 with Stan James and has worked for Chelsea, Blackburn Rovers, the Republic of Ireland and Paris St. Germain before being brought to the Bernabeau by Jose Mourinho.

Clement is also available at 10s with SkyBet and Bet Victor.

Italian Rolando Maran, 50, who has managed Brescia and most recently Catania, is also priced at between 8 (Bet Victor) and 10/1 (SkyBet).

Fifty year-old Spaniard Pepe Mel is another name which might not be familiar to British fans, the former Real Betis, Rayo Vallecano and Getafe coach is available at 20/1.

There are several men who have already had a crack at the job priced up, with Gianluca Vialli (25/1), Graham Taylor (25/1), Aidy Boothroyd (33/1), Kenny Jackett (33/1), Malky Mackay (33/1) and Andy Hessenthaler (33/1) all outsiders for the post.




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Writer: Tom Bodell Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday December 16 2013

Time: 7:23PM

 

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