Football By Joe Crilly

Alonso To Manage In The Premier League? Will Celtic Have European Football After Christmas?

One of the most successful players in modern football, Xabi Alonso, has announced he wants to turn his hand at management and William Hill are looking at where he could crop up. He is 16/1 to manage in the Premier League before the end of 2020, 8/1 to manage in La Liga in the same time frame and 10/1 in the Bundesliga.

 

“Alonso has played under some of the greatest coaches in world football and if even a fraction of their knowledge has rubbed off on him, he could be quite the gaffer,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

 

Ahead of their game against Anderlecht, Brendan Rodgers has said he would like to see Celtic playing European football after Christmas. Their match in Belgium is almost a must win and they are 12/5 to pick up the three points and 4/5 to be competing in either the Champions League or the Europa League after Christmas.

 

“With such a tough group, Celtic will have targeted Anderlecht as the key games and we think there is every chance they can win the requisite points to be playing continental football post-Christmas,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.

 

William Hill odds:

 

16/1        Will Xabi Alonso manage in the Prem before the end of 2020?                                                          

8/1          Will Xabi Alonso manage in La Liga before the end of 2020?                                                               

10/1        Will Xabi Alonso manage in the Bundesliga before the end of 2020?                                              

10/1        Will Xabi Alonso manage in the Champions League before the end of 2020?                            

 

4/5         Will Celtic be playing European football after Christmas? Champs League or Europa          

 

90 minutes: 11/10 Anderlecht; 12/5 Celtic; 12/5 draw