February 26, 2009

Bookies no longer taking Benitez bets

With everyone and their mom placing wagers on when the Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez is resigning/getting fired/leaving in some capacity, the bookies are screaming out 'no mas!'

Betting was suspended the other day. Rumors swirling that he turned down a contract extension only brought more people and their money.
Bookmakers William Hill offered odds of 20-1 on Tuesday that Benitez would be the next Premier League manager to leave his club, But they had to suspend betting on Wednesday morning after being flooded with calls that he would leave after Liverpool's game at next-to-last Middlesbrough on Saturday.

"The level of interest on Rafa getting the sack is unprecedented with over 300 calls logged today alone,'' William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams said on Wednesday. "We would be very surprised if Rafa is still the Liverpool boss by midnight on Sunday.''
Though beating Real Madrid at the Bernabeu might levy the fire a little bit.

Especially if the Reds can gain a little ground on United in the Premiership race.

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