The Champions League-winning manager is now the clear favourite for the Celtic club since parting ways with Dalian Yifang.
- Rafa Benitez has now overtaken the previous 1/5 favourite Eddie Howe for the Celtic job.
- 79% of all bets in the market have gone on the Spaniard.
Next Celtic manager odds: Rafa Benitez backed into 1/6 favourite to replace Neil Lennon
The former Liverpool and Newcastle boss has had his odds cut down from 33/1 with one firm yesterday down to as low as 1/6 today.
In percentage terms, that’s the bookmakers offering an implied probability of 85.7% on Benitez being named the next Celtic Manager.
One firm has even suspended betting on the Spaniard swapping the CSL for the SPL.
In the last 24 hours, 79% of all bets in this market have gone Benitez’s way to take the reins at Celtic Park.
Who else is in the market?
Previous favourite, former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has drifted out from a clear 1/5 favourite to now 3/1 best price.
John Kennedy (12/1) is the third favourite for the job with Jack Ross and Manchester United legend Roy Keane both sharing fourth favourite at 16/1.
Leonardo Jardim follows at 20/1 then comes two previous Celtic bosses in Martin O’Neil and Gordon Strachan as well as David Wagner all available at 25/1.
- Rafa Benitez - 1/4
- Eddie Howe - 3/1
- John Kennedy - 12/1
- Jack Ross - 16/1
- Roy Keane - 16/1
- Leonardo Jardim - 20/1
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