Grant or Curbishley most likely to be appointed Portsmouth manager

Avram Grant is the 7/4 favourite with bookie Paddy Power to take over from the sacked Tony Adams as next manager of Portsmouth.

The former Chelsea boss, previously a technical director at the South Coast Club is the early favourite to parachute in on a rescue mission due to his availability and close links to the Portsmouth owners.

Alan Curbishley, rumoured to have been at the ground last week is a close second favourite at 3/1 before the rest follow someway behind. Roberto Martinez, the man who knocked Portsmouth out of the FA Cup with Swansea, is 14/1 whilst Harry Redknapp is the 100/1 outsider to make yet another return to Fratton Park.

Darren Haines, spokesman for Paddy Power, said: “Tony Adams’ record as a manager at any level just does not stack up and punters were wanting to bet on his replacement even before he got the bullet. At this stage it looks to be a two horse race in what should be a quick appointment.”

Portsmouth are now 7/4 fourth favourites for relegation, having been 11/5 before their latest loss at home to Liverpool. Portsmouth had been 28/1 for the drop at the time of Harry Redknapp’s departure to Spurs back in late October.

Market available here: Paddy Power

Next Portsmouth Manager

7/4 Grant
3/1 Curbishley
12/1 Hart
12/1 Poyet
14/1 Martinez
16/1 Eriksson
16/1 Jordan
16/1 Jewell
16/1 Hoddle
20/1 Bilic
20/1 Keane
25/1 Houllier
25/1 Jol
100/1 H Redknapp

Premier League Relegation

4/11 West Brom
4/9 Stoke
5/4 Middlesbrough
7/4 Portsmouth
11/4 Hull
3/1 Newcastle
4/1 Blackburn
9/2 Bolton

To Avoid Relegation

15/8 West Brom
13/8 Stoke
1/2 Middlesbrough
2/5 Portsmouth
2/9 Hull
1/5 Newcastle

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