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King Kenny 2/1 to Extend Liverpool Role
Jan 08, 2011 (10:01 AM EST)

Manchester, England, January 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kenny Dalglish is 2/1 with Betfred to start the 2011-12 season as Liverpool manager after being given the role for the rest of the season today following Roy Hodgson's departure.

The Scot heads the betting to be appointed the club's next permanent boss, with Martin O'Neill a 3/1 chance and former Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard at 11/2.

Betfred spokesman Jon Wilde said: "If Dalglish can spark a big revival in Liverpool's fortunes he is likely to get the job full time, given that he wanted it last summer before Hodgson was appointed.

"But there is also plenty of time for the new American owners to assess other candidates and if O'Neill and Rijkaard are still available at the end of this season, they will surely be considered."

    Next permanent Liverpool manager

    2/1 Kenny Dalglish
    3/1 Martin O'Neill
    11/2 Frank Rijkaard
    6/1 Ralf Rangnick (former Hoffenheim coach)
    13/2 Andre Villas-Boas (current Porto coach)
    7/1 Owen Coyle
    12/1 Didier Deschamps
    12/1 Guus Hiddink
    16/1 Rafael Benitez
    16/1 Joachim Loew
    16/1 Louis van Gaal
    20/1 Ottmar Hitzfeld
    20/1 Ronald Koeman
    20/1 Steve Nicol
    20/1 Manuel Pellegrini
    25/1 Ian Holloway
    25/1 Jurgen Klinsmann
    25/1 Alex McLeish
    33/1 bar

    (odds subject to fluctuation)

SOURCE Betfred