Newcastle United next manager betting update: Ex-England boss becomes favourite; for now

Steve McClaren

With Alan Pardew confirmed as the new Crystal Palace manager, who do the bookmakers think will replace him in the Newcastle hot seat?

In a bizarre turn of events, Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has been appointed as the new manager of Premier League rivals Crystal Palace.

The Magpies faithful have been calling for Pardew to be sacked for months, yet just as Newcastle's results improved, the 53-year-old is leaving for a team fighting relegation.

That leaves owner Mike Ashley with the task of finding Newcastle's next manager, and the bookmakers have been pricing up odds over the last few days.

Odds shortening

After reports from France that he was shortlisted to become Pardew's replacement, former Lyon manager Remi Garde's odds continue to tumble. The former Arsenal defender is a free agent having left Lyon last summer, and is as short as 2/1 to be appointed Newcastle manager.

A surprising link emerging today is that former Tottenham and Southampton boss Glenn Hoddle could make a shock return to the Premier League with the Magpies. The 57-year-old hasn't managed in England since leaving Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2006, but is as short as 7/1 with bookmakers to be the next Newcastle boss.

Odds lengthening

After defeat to Leicester City in the FA Cup on Saturday, caretaker manager John Carver has moved from the favourite to an outsider, with bookies offering as long as 9/1 on Carver landing the job on a permanent basis.

Another Frenchman being linked with the job alongside Garde is Saint-Etienne's Christophe Galtier, but the French club are adamant that he won't be leaving - and bookmakers have taken that as a sign that he won't be the next boss, with his odds drifting out to around 33/1.

The favourite

Despite saying he does't want to leave Derby County, former England boss Steve McClaren is the favourite for the job with most bookmakers, but only just. Garde is expected to become the favourite tomorrow, with his odds shortening all the time, with a little fluctuation on McClaren throughout the day.

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