Scotland manager latest: Odds shorten on former English Premier League boss

The odds on David Moyes becoming the new Scotland manager have shortened to evens, according to one bookmaker.

A general view of Hampden. Picture: SNS Group

Coral had the former Everton and Manchester United boss on 3/1 but he has become the new favourite after a flurry of bets placed on him this morning.

Scotland Under-21 coach Scot Gemmill is currently second on 11/8 while Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke remains popular at 3/1.

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John Hill, spokesman for Coral, said: “We have been knocked over with interest in David Moyes in the last 24 hours and, as a result, the former Everton and Manchester United manager is now the new favourite to get the job.”

David Moyes attends St Mirren's match with St Johnstone. Picture: SNS Group

Moyes, who has also had managerial stints at Real Sociedad in Spain, Sunderland and West Ham attended three Scottish Premiership matches this past weekend - Celtic’s home match with Kilmarnock, St Mirren v St Johnstone at the Simple Digital Arena and Rangers’ 2-0 win over Aberdeen at Ibrox.

Elsewhere in the betting, Moyes’ fellow ex-Hammers boss Slaven Bilic is at 9/1, ex-England manager Sven Goran Eriksson is at 10/1, Aberdeen’s Derek McInnes is at 14/1, current Scottish FA Performance Director Malky Mackay is at 16/1, Walter Smith 18/1 and Hearts boss Craig Levein a surprise candidate at 20/1.

David Moyes (left), speaks with fellow former Everton boss Walter Smith. Picture: SNS Group