14 July 2013 - 11:05am | posted by | 0 comments

Enterprising bookie jumps on #MoyesOut Twitter bandwagon

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Never let it be said that bookmakers don't know a gift horse when they see one.

Manchester United boss David Moyes, installed in his post for all of five minutes, was the subject of ridicule on Twitter yesterday after his new team slumped to a 1-0 defeat to the Singha All Stars in Thailand in the Scot's first game in charge as manager.

The surprise defeat prompted the #MoyesOut hashtag (which at last check appeared to be largely populated by those using #MoyesOut to say how ridiculous it is to call for Moyes Out) to begin trending in Manchester, and the UK.

No sooner had the first murmurings of discontent about Moyes' reign surfaced on Twitter than bookie Boylesports had issues a press release offering odds on Sir Alex Ferguson's successor to be sacked.

For those inclined, you can get 50/1 on Moyes to be the first manager sacked in the Premier League this season.

Leon Blanche, head of communications at Boylesports said: "This was Moyes’ debut match and a win would have seen some of the sceptical fans get behind him.

“Unfortunately fans took to twitter to express their concerns for Man United’s future under David Moyes.”

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