PADDY POWER have payed out a fan who placed money on Theresa May becoming the next Director of Football at Manchester United.
For their gutsy bet Paddy Power decided to hand the punter their winnings - a whopping £2,500 - not bad for a throwaway!
Theresa May announced her resignation as Prime Minister earlier today and will step down on June 7 and pave the way for a new Conservative Party leader.
We've just had someone put a fiver on this, so f*ck it, we're paying him out. A handy £2,500 for him, enjoy! pic.twitter.com/Ac4e0pZ1iz
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 24, 2019
However, she’s confirmed that she will continue on in her job as Maidenhead MP - making a move to Manchester seem all the more improbable and frankly, logistically challenging to say the least.
May was listed as an outsider for role along with fellow 500/1ers Andy Tait and Mick Hucknall.
Also listed for the job were United supporters Usain Bolt, at 400/1, and Rachel Riley, at 225/1.
Here's proof of the bet: (although it's for a £2.50 bet rather than the £5 bet Paddy claimed)
It was me. Thanks paddy xxxx pic.twitter.com/vdeGMueeav
— Ben Kingsnorth (@benkingsnorth) May 24, 2019
If Theresa May is in fact announced as Man United’s next Director of Football, will Paddy Power pay out twice for the same bet?
But they needn’t worry, that’s about as likely to happen as Leicester City winning the Premier Lea- oh hang on.