Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 5/7/13
Sir Alex Ferguson won’t be around forever, and the oddmakers have a favorite in the race to succeed him as Manchester United’s manager: David Moyes. In recent days, British bookmakers have drastically lowered the odds of Moyes becoming United’s next manager, the Mail reports. Moyes has served as Everton’s manager with great distinction over the last 11 years, but his contract expires this summer and he has yet sign a new deal. He says he will decide his future after the current campaign, but it is thought that he is considering leaving the club in search of greener pastures. United would offer Moyes the chance to manage a leading club but not right away. The Mail report says Moyes would join United this summer and serve as Ferguson’s assistant for one season while he learns the ins and outs of the club. Moyes would then replace Ferguson on the Old Trafford bench, when the legendary United manager retires after the 2013-14 season. The Mirror reports Moyes’ rumored move to United have prompted British bookmakers to slash the odds of him taking over for Ferguson. He started the season as the favorite with 6-1 odds, but those have been lowered to 1-2. The Mirror concludes with the most important piece of information regarding the Moyes to United rumor. “Punters be warned though: if they really knew you wouldn’t be able to bet on it.” That about says it all. Have a question for Marcus Kwesi O’Mard? Send it to him via Twitter at @NESNsoccer, NESN Soccer’s Facebook page or send it here. He will pick a few questions to answer every week for his mailbag.
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