Di Canio favourite for Reading job

  • Last Updated: March 12 2013, 18:12 GMT

Paolo Di Canio remains Sky Bet's odds-on favourite to be the next Reading manager after the struggling Premier League side parted company with Brian McDermott.

Paolo Di Canio: Favourite to get Reading job

The online bookmaker suspended betting on their next Premier League manager to go market on Monday afternoon after seeing McDermott backed in from 20/1 to as a short as 1/4.

The development was followed shortly after by confirmation that McDermott had been sacked, with the Royals four points adrift of safety and favourites for relegation following a fourth successive Premier League defeat.

Di Canio is available having left Swindon last month and at 1800 GMT on Tuesday was the 4/5 favourite.

Former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo has been backed into 11/4 second-favourite for the Royals post.

Reading are yet to speak to any prospective candidates, Press Association Sport understands.


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