Betting Special: Roberto Martinez the early favourite to be the new Everton boss

There has been plenty of money for the current Wigan boss to make the move to Merseyside after it was confirmed David Moyes is set to take over at Manchester United
The next Manchester United manager market was one dominated by two names in the early going, with David Moyes and Jose Mourinho intially linked with replacing Sir Alex Ferguson.

As it emerged that Moyes was the man destined to make the move to Old Trafford, the focus shifts to who will replace him at Goodison Park with Wigan manager Roberto Martinez leading the way at 6/4 (2.50) with Paddy Power.

Martinez was heavily linked with a move to the red half of Merseyside after the departure of Kenny Dalglish last summer and attended an inital meeting at Anfield, but the job was eventually given to Brendan Rodgers.

Next Permanent Everton Manager

Odds from Paddy Power
Roberto Martinez 6/4
Vitor Pereira 11/2
Neil Lennon 7/1
Phil Neville 10/1
Michael Laudrup 10/1
Martin O'Neill 14/1
Now, the general consensus is that the 39-year-old Spaniard could be the man to succeed Moyes, meaning that Martinez will leave his role as Wigan Athletic manager – a post that he has held for four years.

Phil Neville has been a popular choice in the betting, after swapping Manchester United for Everton he has become an integral part of the Toffees team although taking on first team management duties could be a step too far for his first role on the sidelines. He's available at 10/1 (11.0).

Swansea's Michael Laudrup has shown his managerial skills in the Premier League of late and is a 10/1 (11.0) shot too.

Another contender is Celtic manager Neil Lennon. The 41-year-old Northern Irishman guided the Hoops to a second successive Scottish Premier League title this year and was lauded for his efforts in steering Celtic into the last 16 of this season's Champions League.

Lennon can be backed at 7/1 (8.0) with Paddy Power to succeed Moyes at Everton while another former Celtic boss, Martin O’Neill, who was sacked from his position as Sunderland manager back in March, is also priced up at 14/1 (13.0) with the same firm to take charge of the Toffees next term.

Vitor Pereira, currently in charge of Porto is an 11/2 (6.50) shot to take the Goodison Park hotseat and follow fellow Portuguese Andre Villas-Boas into Premier League management. The 44-year-old is out on contract in the summer and he's been one of the biggest movers in the early going.

Everton’s budget is unlikely to faze Roberto Martinez and the highly-rated Spaniard should be backed at Paddy Power’s tempting 11/10 (2.10) quote to swap DW Stadium for Goodison Park in time for the start of next season’s campaign.

Roberto Martinez to be next permanent Everton manager at 6/4 (2.50) with Paddy Power

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