De Boer new favourite for Southampton job

Early favourite Thomas Tuchel has reportedly ruled himself out of the running to become Southampton's next manager with Frank de Boer now seen as the man most likely to replace the sacked Claude Puel at St Mary's.

Tuchel, who won the German Cup with Borussia Dortmund in May before being dismissed from his post with the Bundesliga giants, had been odds-on in places and best at 5-4 with Paddy Power but has drifted out to 14-1.

The out-of-work De Boer is the new favourite at 5-2 from 9-1, while Julian Nagelsmann, who did a superb job in leading Hoffenheim to the Champions League in the domestic season which has just finished, is available at 12-1.

Mauricio Pellegrino departed Alaves at the end of the Spanish campaign and can be backed at 8-1, although bookmakers believe he is more likely to end up at Crystal Palace and Reading's Jaap Stam is 20-1.

Match in Focus

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Ross County v Hibernian

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • Hibs have won on three of their last four visits to Ross County
Expert verdict
Ross County have had two easy wins so far in the League Cup against Alloa and Montrose but things could get a whole lot tougher against Hibernian. County have lost their key man, Liam Boyce to Burton Albion which is a big blow. The Northern Ireland international was top scorer in the Premiership last season, grabbing almost half their goals.

 

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