Remi Garde odds-on with bookmakers to land Newcastle United job

The former Lyon manager has emerged as the heavy favourite to be named Newcastle United manager, according to Oddschecker.

Remi Garde looks to be edging ever closer to being appointed as the next manager of Newcastle United, if the latest bookmakers' odds are anything to go by.

The Frenchman has moved from rank outsider to odds-on favourite to land the top job at St James’ Park, with the 48-year-old previously out as far as 16/1 and now just 8/13 to land the role, according to information gleaned from Oddschecker.

Garde has been out of work since the end of last season, when he opted against renewing his contract at Lyon.

There had been some suggestion that the Frenchman would be against a mid-season move to Newcastle, having previously declared his intentions to take a break from the game.

However fresh reports in the Guardian suggest the one-time Arsenal player could now be poised to replace Alan Pardew at the club having held discussions with those behind the scenes at Newcastle.

Garde is thought by the Chronicle to be keen on bringing his own coaching staff to the club and owner Mike Ashley could yet be willing to oblige.

The French coach earned a reputation for blooding exciting young French talent at Lyon while working to a strict transfer budget and it’s thought that these qualities greatly appeal to the current Newcastle owner.

Garde has yet to officially land the job however, and after seeing previous favourites like Fabricio Coloccini and Steve Bruce fall by the wayside, the Frenchman may not be over the finishing line just yet.

Former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood remains his closest rival with the Premier League-winning ex-Blackburn captain available at as little as 4/1.

Former Hamburg and Stuttgart manager Bruno Labbadia has also emerged as a contender for the role though the experienced Bundesliga veteran remains a distant 8/1.

Caretaker manager John Carver remains in the running at 6/1 though the temporary Toon boss’ prospects have hardly been helped by back-to-back defeats against Leicester City in the FA Cup and Chelsea in the Premier League.

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