English Premiership

Lennon backed to replace Moyes

2013-05-10 14:15
Neil Lennon (Getty Images)
London - Following the news that Everton manager, David Moyes is to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson as manager of Manchester United at the end of the season, speculation is rife with who will be replacing the 50-year-old Scotsman in Liverpool.

According to Sky Sports' website, Sky Bet has seen Lennon cut from 12/1 to become odds-on favourite at 7/4 to become the new Toffees manager.

Celtic striker, Gorgios Samaras as added fuel to the speculation, saying that because of Lennon's success at Celtic, it was inevitable that he was going to attract interest from other clubs.

"I haven't heard anything but all I can say is that when you are playing at a high level like the Champions League and doing well then for sure people will come and watch the players or the manager or whoever is part of the team.

"That is normal. When you are doing well, people will come and watch you. But I don't know what he is thinking or what he wants to do."

Everton chairman Bill Kenwright assured fans that he will take their concerns into consideration before appointing Moyes' successor.

"Everton supporters are no fools. I will be looking to those supporters, not to get individual names, to get the guidance that true football fans can give to its chairman and its football club.

"You can't individually poll each of them, but it is important that they get the right man."

Roberto Martinez, who was the early frontrunner to replace Moyes, is now 11/4 for the job after he poured cold water on suggestions he would trade the DW Stadium for Goodison Park saying that he will not listen to any approaches until the season ends as he prepares for a vital FA Cup final clash with Manchester City.

And another potential candidate, Michael Laudrup, is not interested in leaving Swansea and has moved out to 20/1 outsider.

HAVE YOUR SAY: With David Moyes leaving for Manchester United after the end of this season, who do you think should replace him at Goodison Park? Send your thoughts to Sport24.


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