Even days before Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly had departed as joint managers of the Mayo senior footballers, Paddy Power had a market up on their successor.
The reported vote of no confidence by players in the pair was enough for the bookies to begin speculating.
Betting opened with Stephen Rochford as 8/11 favourite and former boss James Horan as second favourite.
Such was the inundation of bets for Rochford, he was backed into 1/4, Paddy Power closed the market on Sunday.
Spokesperson for the bookie, Féilim Mac An Iomaire, said they were left with no option.
It’s been one way traffic since we opened the betting and with punters willing to back Rochford at any price we felt we had no choice but to shut the market.
Earlier this year, Rochford - from Crossmolina - managed Galway side Corofin to All-Ireland Club Football Championship glory against Slaughtneil.
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