Newcastle United next manager betting update: odds slashed on ex-England boss again

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 - 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 continue to be slashed. Odds as short as 2/1 can now be had on Carver, making him the second favourite for the job - even if it still looks unlkely that he lands the job on a permanent basis.

Oddly, there's also been a lot of movement on Steve McClaren. Despite the former England manager denying any interest in leaving Derby for Tyneside two weeks ago, as reported here by Sky Sports, we've seen McClaren's odds cut back down to as short as 5/1 with some bookmakers.

Odds lengthening

Once considered as a frontrunner, German Thomas Tuchel is surely out of the running now. The former Mainz boss is on sabbatical and only wants to return to football in the summer, which means his odds are now as long as 40/1 to be appointed the next Magpies boss.

Despite reports last week suggesting that Frank De Boer was Newcastle's top target, the Ajax boss remains an outsider with the bookmakers. At as long as 43/1, bookmakers clearly don't believe that the Dutchman would leave in mid-season to take the reins at St. James' Park.

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 favourite at around evens.

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