By Danny Wright
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill is the new favourite to become the next Everton boss, according to the latest bookmakers’ odds.
SkyBet have O’Neill, 65, priced at 8/11 to fill the managerial vacancy at Goodison Park, capping what has been a remarkable slash in the odds as just on Friday the ex-Celtic boss was at 9/1 and sixth in the running.
Ralf Rangnick was the favourite, but his odds have since severely drifted to 20/1 as it seems the RB Leipzig sporting director won’t be making his managerial bow in England.
Watford’s Marco Silva (5/1) and Burnley’s Sean Dyche (6/1) are also in the running the take the reins at Goodison Park while current caretaker boss David Unsworth has seen his price slip following the 5-1 mauling at the hands on Atalanta on Thursday night.
The Sun has recently reported that Ireland boss O’Neill is now the number one target of Everton majority owner Farhad Moshiri.
It is understood that he tops a three-man shortlist that now includes Tony Pulis, who was sacked by West Brom on Monday, and Unsworth – although his chances took a blow due to the poor form he has overseen in the last five weeks.
Everton return to Premier League action against Southampton on Sunday and that could be a chance for the caretaker boss to prove his worth once again.
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