"We offered 10,000-1 as he [Barack Obama
] is probably more concerned with winning a slightly higher-profile job for himself at the moment. But if he loses
out on that one and the position is still up for grabs, you never know.''
-- Spokesperson Graham Sharpe
on the 10,000-1 odds British bookmaker
William Hill gave after a London-based businessman bet 10 pounds ($17.80) that Obama will replace Alan Curbishley
as West Ham United manager. Obama has been
a fan of the Hammers since visiting Britain five years ago. (AP