Kevin Phillips is the new favourite to replace David Moyes at Sunderland, with odds on SkyBet falling dramatically overnight for the former striker to take the job at the Stadium of Light.
Having been priced at 25/1 late last night, Phillips’ odds have been reduced to 6/4, which mean he is now favourite, ahead of a number of names who have been linked with the vacancy.
Phillips played for Sunderland between 1997 and 2003, establishing himself as one of England’s top strikers during that period, which included a prolific 1999/2000 season, where he scored 30 goals.
The 43-year old has never managed a club before, but has coached at Leicester City, and is currently a coach at Sunderland’s Sky Bet Championship rivals, Derby County.
The former England striker is keen to go into management, and could be presented an opportunity by Sunderland, who are looking for Moyes’ replacement ahead of their return to the Championship.
However, latest movement in the betting market indicates Phillips could be given his first opportunity in management, at the club where he made a name for himself as a player.
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