Buvac all the rage to take over the reins at Arsenal

ZELJKO BUVAC stormed to the head of the betting to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal following an astonishing gamble on the Liverpool first-team coach on Tuesday.

Buvac, who left the Reds citing personal reasons on Sunday, was all the rage after a story broke in his homeland suggesting he had landed the Emirates job.

The Bosnian was slashed from 50-1 to 7-2 as bet365 ran for cover, while Betway went 11-4 after introducing him into their market at 10-1.

Buvac was a 33-1 shot in Ladbrokes' book on Tuesday morning but that price quickly disappeared as punters piled in. By the time their market settled he was no bigger than 3-1, and Jurgen Klopp's former assistant was 5-1 with bet365 at 7pm.

Max Allegri remains the market leader at a general 4-1.

Steven Gerrard is the 1-6 favourite to be named new Rangers manager after the Ibrox side sacked Graeme Murty.

The Gers hierarchy reacted following Sunday's humiliating 5-0 loss to Old Firm rivals Celtic.

Cardiff boss Neil Warnock is the 9-1 second favourite.

Match in Focus

19:45 Sa 26May

Real Madrid v Liverpool

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Real have won just one of their last four Champions League meetings against English opposition
Expert verdict
Real Madrid have lifted the Champions League in three of the past four seasons but they could struggle to retain their crown against a lively Liverpool. Real have been the dominant force in Europe, with last year’s 4-1 thumping of Juventus in the final in Cardiff showcasing their superiority. However, Zinedine Zidane’s men have not bumped into a front three like the Reds’ often - Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane have netted 29 of their 40 Champions League goals this season - and they are vulnerable to the counter-attack.

 

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