Martin O'Neill shot to 1/4 in the betting to become next Leicester City manager during the week. Cue excitement among Leicester City supporters and resounding indifference among Irish football fans.
English bookmaker William Hill suspended betting O'Neill. An unnamed FAI source informed the English papers that the association wouldn't stand in O'Neill's way.
Now, this betting market has moved again. Several weary Twitter users have noted that we seem to have had a different odds on favourite for every day of the week.
I'd split the job Monday : O'Neill Tuesday :Lennon Wednesday :Ranieri Thursday:Hiddink Friday:Preki Saturday:Klopp Sunday:Cotterill #lcfc
— Andy (@general_dawson) July 12, 2015
There is another favourite for the weekend. Claudio Ranieri, the veteran of around 7,000 clubs around the continent and recuperating from a disastrous spell in charge of the Greek national team, is now the odds on favourite to take the Leicester job. The odds on O'Neill, meanwhile, have lengthened in the past few days. Today, Kieran Cunningham asserted that the FAI are moving to tie O'Neill down to a two year contract...
Reports that FAI offering Martin O'Neill a new two year contract, even though current campaign dead in the water with four games to go...
— Kieran Cunningham (@KCsixtyseven) July 12, 2015