Newcastle United next manager betting update: German's odds shortening despite denials

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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 - here are odds, sourced from Oddschecker.

Odds shortening

Caretaker boss John Carver has yet to win a game in temporary charge of the club, but his odds have been cut today to see him become second favourite for the job. Odds as short as 9/4 can be had on Carver, but he seems like being something of a last resort for the Magpies.

Odds continue to be slashed on German Bruno Labbadia to take the reins. The former Stuttgart and Bayer Leverkusen coach is out of work, meaning he could move to Tyneside without compensation, but reports in the Chronicle last night suggested he wasn't on the club's radar.

Odds lengthening

Real Madrid coach Paul Clement has recently been linked with the job by The Mirror, but the bookies aren't buying it. The assistant to Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid is likely to stay in Spain, and bookmakers have him at 33/1.

The favourite

Former Lyon boss Remi Garde remains the favourite for the job, even if his odds have drifted out ever so slightly today. The former Arsenal defender came to London for talks over the job in recent days according to The Telegraph, and he is still the odds-on favourite.

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