Capello favourite for Spurs job
Fabio Capello was quickly backed in to become Tottenham's new manager after they ditched Andre-Villas Boas on Monday morning.
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The former England boss was installed as the early favourite by the vast majority of layers - Sky Bet, WIlliam Hill and BetVictor all went up with 4/1 as their first show.
It was a price punters quickly latched onto.
The Italian is currently in charge of Russia and is due to lead them into next summer's World Cup finals in Brazil.
However, he was in the crowd at White Hart Lane on Sunday when Spurs lost 5-0 to Liverpool - a result which condemned Villas-Boas. Capello's appearance led to speculation that he could be the man to replace the Portuguese.
bet365 spokesman Steve Freeth said: "Time will tell whether punters are putting two and two together and getting five at the sight of Capello at White Hart Lane on Sunday, but he's proving very popular in the early stages of the race to replace AVB."
Sky Bet's Dale Tempest added: "The writing appeared to be on the wall for Villas-Boas from the moment the final whistle went at White Hart Lane on Sunday and we cut him from 8/1 to 1/4 to be the next Premier League manager to go in the aftermath.
"Capello has been linked with an array of top jobs in England since his time in charge of the national side and may well have his head turned by the Spurs role if they come knocking, as his Russia side are 66/1 outsiders at the World Cup."
Swansea manager Michael Laudrup and Guus Hiddink, who once had a spell in charge of Spurs' London rivals Chelsea, were also at single-figure prices in the early market.
William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly was more sceptical about the chances of Capello moving to Spurs. He said: "Capello is the early front-runner, but with a World Cup on the horizon for Russia, Michael Laudrup could be waiting in the wings."
Former Spurs manager Glenn Hoddle and Tim Sherwood, who is currently on the club's backroom staff, were also prominent in the market.
Other people with connections to White Hart Lane in the early market included Harry Redknapp, the man Villas-Boas replaced in the summer of 2012. The current QPR supremo was chalked up as a 40/1 shot by Sky Bet - other firms were significantly lower.
USA national team manager Jurgen Klinsmann up around the 18/1 mark and, like Capello, was quick to shorten.