Punters Back Martinez for Kop Job

May 16, 2012, 14:50 ET from Betfred

MANCHESTER, England, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Wigan boss Roberto Martinez has been cut into 6/4 with Betfred for the top kop job at Liverpool following strong support from punters.

The move comes after Kenny Dalglish was relived from his duties on Wednesday afternoon after a disappointing season where the Reds finished eighth in the Premier League table.

Former Anfield chief Rafa Benitez is also fancied in the market at 2/1 to make a sensational return to the club.

Betfred spokesman John Hill said: "Roberto Martinez has done a tremendous job at Wigan this season in avoiding the drop on a limited budget. The Latics were one of the most in-from teams in the country in the final third of the campaign and it would be no surprise is Liverpool were to came in for the Spaniard."

Liverpool are 50/1 with Betfred to win the 2012-2013 Premier League title.

6/4 Roberto Martinez
2/1 Rafael Benitez
10/1 Frank Rijkaard
10/1 Steve Clark
12/1 Brendan Rodgers
12/1 Andre Villas-Boas
12/1 Marcelo Bielsa
16/1 Martin O'Neill
16/1 Didier Deschamps
16/1 Jose Mourinho
16/1 Laurent Blanc
16/1 Paul Lambert
20/1 Guus Hiddink
20/1 Harry Redknapp
20/1 Jorge Jesus
20/1 Josep Guardiola
20/1 Louis van Gaal
20/1 Unai Emery
20/1 Carlo Ancelotti
25/1 Frank de Boer
25/1 Joachim Lowe
25/1 Jurgen Klinsmann
25/1 Marcelo Lippi
25/1 Bert van Marwijk
33/1 Bob Bradley
33/1 Cesare Prandelli
33/1 Diego Simeone
33/1 Fabio Capello
33/1 Gus Poyet
33/1 Jamie Carragher
33/1 Owen Coyle
33/1 Manuel Pellegrini
40/1 Marco van Basten
40/1 Ottmar Hitzfeld
40/1 Claudio Ranieri
50/1 David Moyes
50/1 Martin Jol
66/1 Sven Goran Eriksson
100/1 Kevin Keegan

SOURCE Betfred