Newcastle United next manager betting update: New favourite leads the race

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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 he admitted his interest in becoming the next Newcastle boss, former Magpies hero Temuri Ketsbaia continues to make waves in the market. The Georgian, who played for Newcastle during the late 90's, recently resigned as manager of Georgia and is now considered to be the third favourite for the job at around 7/1.

Money continues to come in for former England boss Glenn Hoddle, despite him having not been a manger since 2006. The 57-year-old is as short as 10/1 with some bookmakers after plenty of public backing for Hoddle, in what would be a surprise and underwhelming appointment for Magpies fans.

Odds lengthening

Previously the favourite, there's been something of a drift for another former England manager, only this it's Steve McClaren. The Derby boss has ruled himself out of the running in recent days, and is now as long as 31/5, with the ex-Middlesbrough manager looking unlikely to make a return to the North East.

Another manager previously considered amongst the frontrunners was ex-Mainz manager Thomas Tuchel, with the German currently out of work and available with no compensation fee. The 41-year-old is currently on a break from football and doesn't want to return until the summer, which is a telling factor in his odds drifting out to 25/1.

The favourite

There's a new favourite today, and it's hardly a surprising one. Frenchman Remi Garde, who used to play for Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, has been tipped to take the job in the last few days and is now the evens favourite to take the reins at St. James' Park. A free agent since resigning at Lyon in the summer, Garde seems to be the most popular name right now.

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