Eddie Howe becomes bookies second favourite

eddie howeIn the volatile betting market for next West Ham Manager, Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe was made a surprise second favourite by bookmaker SkyBet last night at odds at 5/1. He is the forth second favourite within the last week as the bookies react to every rumour and significant bet placed for the next gaffer. However, not all bookmakers see Howe as a credible replacement for Allardyce and PaddyPower are still offering  odds of 16/1 and list him as seventh favourite.

When Howe’s name was linked in March our regular West Ham insider told us the board admire the manager but he lacks Premier League experience so would be seen as a gamble. He told us.

“Somewhere down the line it’s a yes but the issue remains the same. we can’t have a rookie boss. He’s a great boss but he would likely stay where he is anyway. We really do need experience.”

The 37-year-old has taken Bournemouth from the bottom four of the Football League in 2008 to the promised land of the Premier League. Forward-thinking Howe has shown himself able to assert his authority and impressed his staff and players with his training methods. His contract at the club runs until the summer of 2018 and Howe has always had the full backing of owner Maxim Demin.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

6 comments on “Eddie Howe becomes bookies second favourite

  1. leave off

  2. I think we’ll stick with it being too soon for Howe. If they do choose him they really don’t rate the Dutch lol

  3. I’ve just heard Alex McLeish on Talksport telling the World he’s available and looking for a new ‘project’ to get his teach into – umm – stranger things have happened!

  4. It’s always new second favourite,never new favourite the bookies are no mugs just trying to bring in more money
    Howe even if he wanted the job is not in the frame

  5. Not harry.anyone but!

  6. He will be a massively successful manager & he plays the best football in Great Briton

    He is not experienced because he is young but talent knows no age. His football talks volumes and he would be a magnificent West Ham manager. I would take him for the next 20 years right now, he will be the new Sir Alex

    PS we are not related – I just love the football his teams produce 🙂

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