Di Matteo favourite for Sunderland
Roberto Di Matteo has been installed as the odds-on favourite by Sky Bet to succeed Paolo Di Canio as manager of Sunderland.
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The Black Cats are bottom of the Premier League table as the only side without a win this term and Di Canio has paid the price for that poor start with Sky Bet offering 11/10 on them to be relegated.
Di Canio only took over at the Stadium of Light in March and successfully kept the club in the top-flight as Martin O'Neill's successor last season.
Ex-Brighton manager Gus Poyet and former Aston Villa chief Alex McLeish are two of the other early contenders.
Sky Bet's Football Trader Chris Spicer said: "We made Di Canio 1/2 to be the next Premier League boss to go following their 3-0 defeat to West Brom on Saturday.
"However, late on Sunday evening we took a sizeable bet from a Sunderland-based punter and it wasn't long before the money started to flow. We went as short as 1/12 before the news was confirmed.
"We entered Di Matteo as the favourite to succeed him at 5/2, but it was swiftly picked up by the punters and we're now firmly odds-on that he'll be their next boss."