Punters with leading online bookmaker sportsbetting.com.au have backed  from a distant $13 shot into clear favourite at $2.75 to take the reins of Sydney FC in the A-League next season.

85% of bets placed on the market have been for Arnold to move to the Sky Blues while every other contender originally priced have either drifted in betting or remained the same. Early favourite Gianfranco Zola has drifted from $5.00 out to $5.50 as has Branko Culina ($8.00 out to $13), Steve Corica ($9.00 out to $13), Ian Crook ($11 out to $15) and Tony Popovic ($15 out to $19). “In the punters eyes Graham Arnold will be at Sydney FC next season,” sportsbetting.com.au’s Ben Hawes said. “There’s been little to no interest in anyone else.”

Market courtesy of sportsbetting.com.au

Who will coach Sydney FC in 2012/13?

$2.75 Graham Arnold (in from $13)

$5.50 Gianfranco Zola (out from $5.00)

$13 Branko Culina (out from $8.00)

$15 Steve Corica (out from $9.00) $15 Ian Crook (out from $11)

$19 Tony Popovic (out from $15) $19 Lawrie McKinna (out from $15)

$21 John Kosmina (out from $17) $23 Frank Farina (steady) $26 Ange Postegoclou (steady) $34 Ruud Gillit (steady) $34 Aurelio Vidmar (steady) $34 Mark Rudan (steady) $41 Mehmet Durakovic (steady) $41 Paul Okon (steady) $41 Ned Zelic (steady) $51 Zeljko Kalac (steady) $81 Craig Foster (steady) $101 Robbie Slater (steady) $101 Mark Bosnich (steady)

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