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Surge of bets on Ryan Giggs to be next Wanderers boss

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In an exciting twist to Wanderers' long search for a manager, Ryan Giggs' odds of becoming the next permanent manager of Bolton Wanderers have plummeted in the last hour or so. 12/1 at the start of the day, you can get as good as 1/2 with SkyBet, with Paddy Power temporarily suspending the market at the time of writing. Second favourite (and previous front runner) Brian McDermott is up to 8/1.

Giggs, who has had links to the town for many years, has today reportedly agreed with current employers Manchester United to leave the club after 29 years at Old Trafford as player, coach and assistant manager.

With the managerial race at the Macron changing daily, is this just another product of the rumour mill, or have Wanderers actually persuaded the most decorated footballer of the Premier League era to lead the Whites next season?

If so, is Giggs the right man for the job? Tutored by the immortal Sir Alex and Champions League winner Louis Van Gaal, does Giggs have what it takes to be a success in management? Or do Bolton need an experience head at this uncertain time? Let us know in the comments below.