Fan pockets £2,500 after betting on Theresa May becoming Man Utd’s Director of Football


An emotional Theresa May finally announced that she will quit as Conservative leader on June 7, paving the way for a contest to decide a new Prime Minister.

May announced her decision outside 10 Downing Street and struggled to hold back the tears as she ended her speech.

"I will shortly leave the job that it has been the honour of my life to hold,” she told reporters. "The second female prime minister, but certainly not the last.

"I do so with no ill will, but with enormous and enduring gratitude to have had the opportunity to serve the country I love."

So, what next for Theresa now that her stint as PM is coming to an end? What about becoming Manchester United’s new Director of Football?

Well, one bookmaker is currently offering odds of 500/1 for that to become a reality.

And one football fan has pocketed a cool £2,500 after sticking a fiver on with Paddy Power, who have May as one of the outsiders alongside Mick Hucknall and Andy Tait.

Rachel Riley and Usain Bolt, meanwhile, are priced up at 225/1 and 400/1, respectively.

And at the opposite end of the scale, Darren Fletcher (4/6), Edwin van der Sar (13/5) and Rio Ferdinand (6/1) are among the favourites.

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However, the fan who stuck a fiver on has been rewarded by Paddy Power for having the audacity to back May for the vacant role at Old Trafford.

“We've just had someone put a fiver on this, so f*ck it, we're paying him out,” Paddy Power tweeted on Friday. “A handy £2,500 for him, enjoy!”

The lad in question, Ben Kingsnorth, then posted a screenshot of the winning bets…

Fair play to all involved.

Fortunately for Man Utd fans, the chances of their club actually appointing May are, well, non-existent obviously.

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