Shock name in the frame for Southampton manager job

Ladbrokes are reporting a flurry of big bet that have shifted the odds in next Southampton manager market.

Former France and Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira is now among the favourites to succeed Claude Puel at St Mary's

Vieira is now just 6/4 from 12/1 (on Saturday) to take over at St Mary's after the bookies saw a flurry of bets placed on the current New York City head coach over the weekend.

Alex Apati, of Ladbrokes, said: "Sudden interest in Vieira has blown this market wide open, but if the current odds are anything to go by, there's every chance the Frenchman will be walking the Saints out on the opening day of the season."

Ladbrokes Latest Betting

Next Southampton Manager

  • Mauricio Pellegrino - 6/5
  • Patrick Vieira - 9/2
  • Frank de Boer - 4/1
  • Jaap Stam - 9/1
  • Julian Nagelsmann - 20/1
  • Ryan Giggs - 20/1
  • Thomas Tuchel - 20/1

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