Tim Sherwood backed for Palace

  • By: Jamie Casey
  • Last Updated: August 18 2014, 11:34 BST

Sky Bet have slashed the odds on Tim Sherwood being appointed the next manager of Crystal Palace.

Tim Sherwood looks ahead to his future in management
Tim Sherwood looks ahead to his future in management

Sherwood has been out of work since leaving his first managerial job at Tottenham at the end of last season, and is now 1/8 to take over at Selhurst Park.

Former Cardiff boss Malky Mackay had been the favourite up until Sunday evening but is now 8/1, as a surge of bets on Sherwood saw him cut from 5/2 to clear odds-on favourite.

Sky Bet’s Dale Tempest said: “There’d already been a fair few bets on Sherwood over the weekend but things really exploded into life late on Sunday night.

“We continually cut the odds through the night but the punters were relentless, backing it all the way in to 1/8 before we managed to stem the flow on Monday morning.”

Palace have been without a manager since Tony Pulis left his post last week, and other contenders to be his successor include Roberto Di Matteo (16/1) and Neil Lennon (20/1).