Most layers are waiting until today's press conference before updating their betting on a race which, in their eyes, is still on, although a spokesman for Coral, while describing the Football Association's announcement as "unsatisfactory from a betting point of view", said the firm will examine the FA's statement before deciding whether to pay out on Keegan.
However, last night William Hill reissued prices, making Keegan 6-4 favourite to land the job permanently after his four-match stint ends.
Roy Hodgson is their 5-1 second-favourite with Alex Ferguson, who might become free at the end of the season, down to 8-1 joint third favourite along with Bryan Robson, David Platt and Martin O'Neill. Hills then bet: 10-1 Terry Venables, 12-1 Arsene Wenger, and 14-1 John Gregory. Howard Wilkinson, 5-4 favourite just over a week ago, is now 20-1 along with the former England manager, Bobby Robson.
Keegan was the focus of punters' attention last Thursday, being backed from 9-2 down to 4-6 before bookmakers suspended betting on him.Reuse content