By 90Min
October 21, 2017

Former Manchester City manager Manuel Pelligrini has seen his odds fall to take charge of Leicester City.

The Leicester Mercury reports that bookmakers Bet365 have seen a number of significant sums placed in the way of Pellegrini to head to the King Power Stadium, following the dismissal of Craig Shakespeare on Tuesday.

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Despite the early favourites being primarily British, with the likes of Chris Coleman and Sean Dyche seen as early favourites, the Premier League winner now looks set to be in contention for the position. 

Spokesperson for Bet365 Steve Freeth claims: "The majority of early business since the departure of Shakespeare has centred on Coleman and Dyche, but the money for Pelligrini from Friday lunchtime onwards has been noticable to say the least."

Pelligrini's odds have fallen from 20/1 to around 6/1 for the former Real Madrid and Villareal manager, who is currently in charge of Chinese Super League side Hebei China Fortune. 

Other candidates touted for the position include Sam Allardyce, interim manager Michael Appleton and another former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini. 

If the 64-year-old Pellegrini does take charge at the Foxes this season, he will have to turn around the fortunes of a side with only one Premier League win so far, seeing them languish in the bottom three, ahead of a trip to Swansea on Saturday afternoon. 

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