Gary Speed The Warm Favourite In Next Sheffield United Manager Bettingby Sean Raymond / 16 August 2010, 09:05Tweet
Following the sacking of Kevin Blackwell on Saturday evening it is now looking likely that the Blades will make a quickfire appointment by installing Gary Speed as the new Manager, Speed has been at the club in a coaching capacity for some time now and has made no secret of his desire to make his move into Management as soon as possible. The Blades have endured a tough start to the season and it is understood that Speed has been identified as the man to steady the ship just two games into the Championship season. The former Everton and Leeds player has vast experience in the game as a player, he is sure to get the respect from the dressing room at Bramall Lane which is something that Kevin Blackwell had lost in recent weeks.
The Blades produced an awful display on Saturday against QPR which led to the sacking of Kevin Blackwell and Speed will have a tough task on his hands to pick up the players if he is the man to get the job. The bookmakers certainly believe Speed is the man in pole position with the Next Sheffield United Manager Betting hotting up over the weekend. Speed is the odds-on favourite to be appointed and we are expecting movement over the next couple of days, The Blades stopped Speed from going to Swansea in the Summer as Manager so they must surely believe they own the coach a crack at the top job at Bramall Lane.
At this stage there is no doubting that Speed is in the driving seat for the job but there are a number of other Managers in with a chance according to the latest betting with SkyBet, Phil Brown is another one that is featuring in the market and the former Hull Manager is likely to be interested in the role. Brown would be a more experienced choice to Speed if The Blades decide to go down that route while as always with these vacancies in the Championship Sean O'Driscoll at Doncaster is being linked with a move. He has done a cracking job at the Keepmoat Stadium and has long been touted for a move to a potentially bigger club.
At this stage though the Sack Race understands that the job is a s good as Gary Speed's, he is the common sense appointment as the club look to steady the ship and get the team back on track with a long season still ahead of them with just two games played.
Next Sheffield United Manager Odds with SkyBetcom- 16/08/2010
G Speed - 1/3
P Brown - 4/1
S O'Driscoll - 8/1
G Southgate - 12/1
P Jewell - 12/1
G Poyet - 16/1
S Tilson - 20/1
P Peschisolido - 20/1
A Curbishley - 25/1
D Saunders - 25/1
C Short - 25/1
A Cork - 25/1
D O'Leary - 33/1
All Markets are supplied by SkyBet.com