Moyes favourite for Villa job

Moyes, whose Everton side lost to Villa at the weekend, is now the

11/4 favourite with Sky Bet to be named as Martin O’Neill’s

permanent replacement. The Toffees boss, who fits owner Randy

Lerner’s criteria for the next Villa Park chief, is in from 40/1

following huge support on Monday. Moyes has been at the Goodison

Park helm since 2002 but punters now believe he could be on his way

to the Midlands. Caretaker Villa manager Kevin MacDonald is 3/1

second-favourite, with former England boss Sven Goran Eriksson out

to 9/2 (from 3/1). O’Neill walked away from the Villa job three

weeks ago and the club are now stepping up the search for his

successor. Villa announced on Sunday that they were looking for

somebody with experience of managing in the Premier League,

effectively ruling out MacDonald and several other potential

candidates including USA coach Bob Bradley.