Blog: Dean BestAsda's new CEO - the odds

Dean Best | 14 April 2010

UK bookmakers tend to offer odds on pretty much anything - and often the country's grocery sector attracts the punters.

Bookmakers Paddy Power has opened a book on who will replace Andy Bond as Asda's next boss after the Englishman stepped down from the role earlier in the week.

The "novelty" odds, which you can see here, have Asda finance chief Judith McKenna as firm favourite at 6/4. Another woman included in the odds is Colleen Rooney, the wife of England's most famous ankle, who is listed at 500/1 to take the Asda hot seat.

Before you stick a quid on the runners and riders, be warned: when Marc Bolland left Morrisons, the bookies listed the obvious internal and external candidates as likely to be his successor.

The UK grocer than looked across the pond and appointed the head of Canadian retailer Loblaw to replace Bolland.

Will Asda's next boss also be a surprise choice?


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