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After announcing she will be resigning on 7 June, Theresa May is now 500/1 to become the new Director of football at Manchester United with Paddy Power.

Darren Fletcher is the favourite for the post, with the likes of Marcel Bout, Rio Ferdinand, Edwin van Der Sar and Paul Mitchell also in the mix.

But as you delve lower into the betting odds, you’ll see that United fan and world’s fastest man Usain Bolt is 400/1, just below Countdown’s Rachel Riley, who is available at 225/1.


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And May, now looking for a new venture after her poor managerial debut, boasts the same odds as Mick Hucknall and Andy Tate.

Incredibly, some mad bastard decided to stick a fiver on it and Paddy Power matched his craziness by paying out.

Another recent Paddy Power pay-out so a lucky punter scoop £117,000 for correctly predicting all ten final day results in the Premier League.

He didn’t even find out until 10 days after the event when he saw his bank account was a lot bigger. The gambling firm have quite rightly pledged to put him in their ‘punting Hall of Fame.

Josh Lawless

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