• Bookmaker offered 66-1 on late defender succeeding Harry Redknapp
• Former Tottenham coach Ehiogu died in April, aged 44
A gambling firm has apologised after it allowed customers to bet on a dead former footballer becoming a manager. Paddy Power briefly advertised odds of 66-1 on ex-Aston Villa and England defender Ugo Ehiogu taking charge of Birmingham City, following the sacking of manager Harry Redknapp on Saturday.
Ehiogu, who also played for Middlesbrough and Rangers, died at the age of 44 after suffering a cardiac arrest on 20 April at Tottenham’s training ground, where he worked as a coach with their under-23 side.