Just who made Roberto Martinez and Andre Villa-Boas runners for the Celtic job is anybody’s guess. While fans debated and voted online about who they wanted and why the may as well have thrown Pep Guardiola’s name in the pot.

The agent for Roberto Martinez publically stated earlier that his client would not be managing in Scotland and that the bookies should review their odds. That might have forced the agent of Villa-Boas to do the same.

As reported by the Sun he said: “André will not be working in Scotland in the foreseeable future and will not be available for comment.” 

The only people who have benefited from these two managers “flurry of bets” has been the bookmakers. Monday Paddy Power announced an unusual volume amount of bets on AVB, on Tuesday the made Roberto Martinez the favourite and yesterday Nothern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill appeared as second favourite.

Thankfully, both managers have ruled themselves out which gives players and management more time to focus on Celtic’s Scottish Cup semi-final game against Aberdeen on Sunday at Hampden Park.


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