Northern Ireland manager odds: Bookies cut price on Motherwell's Stephen Robinson taking national job

Northern Ireland manager odds: Bookies cut price on Motherwell's Stephen Robinson taking national job

The Steelmen are sitting third in the halted Scottish Premiership

Odds have been slashed on Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson being named as the next Northern Ireland boss.

Potentially following in the footsteps of Michael O’Neill, the Steelmen gaffer has been cut from 6/1 into 6/5 to take over his compatriot national side.

Since the market opened, Robinson has been the most popular punt, attracting 24% of all bets in the market.

Over the last 24 hours, 61% of all bets have backed Robinson taking over the national side. 

That means he only trails current favourite Ian Barraclough in the market, priced at odds-on 8/11.

Assistant manager at Hearts, Austin McPhee is the third favourite with bookmakers at 5/1, followed by St Johnstone’s Tommy Wright (14/1).

Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson: “Stephen Robinson has turned the tide at Motherwell big time since coming in, and a startling start to the season sees his side third in the Sottish Premiership.

“The Northern Irishman turned down interest from the likes of Hearts earlier in the year, but you’d have to imagine being called up by your country of birth would be too difficult to turn down.

“However, Robinson will have to counter that with the chance of playing Europa League football next season with the Lanarkshire side – a tricky choice.”

Next Northern Ireland manager:
Ian Baraclough – 8/11
Stephen Robinson – 6/5
Austin McPhee – 5/1
Tommy Wright – 14/1
Oran Kearney – 14/1
David Healy – 14/1
Martin O’Neill – 40/1