Aston Villa next manager betting update: ex-Celtic boss Lennon in the frame?

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Paul Lambert has been sacked as Aston Villa manager - but who do the bookmakers believe will replace him in the Villa Park hot seat?

Aston Villa's dismal season continued on Tuesday night with a 2-0 defeat to Hull City, and manager Paul Lambert has now paid for that with his job.

Villa confirmed that they'd parted company with Lambert, and now will be on the lookout for a replacement for the Scot in the coming days.

The Villains lie in the relegation zone in the Premier League table and need an answer quickly - here are some of the early favourites, according to odds compiled by Oddschecker.

Tim Sherwood

The early favourite with bookmakers, ex-Tottenham boss Sherwood has recently been linked with Crystal Palace, QPR and West Brom, but hasn't returned to football since being sacked by Tottenham back in May. With a keen emphasis on young players, Sherwood could be a wise choice for Villa, with odds as short as evens.

Jurgen Klinsmann

The former Tottenham striker is currently in charge of the United States national team, a position he has been in since the summer of 2011. The German led the USA to the knockout stages of the World Cup, coming through the group of death against Germany, Ghana and Portugal - but could be tempted back to club football if Villa come calling. Odds as short as 5/1 are available on the ex-Spurs star.

Sean Dyche

One of the finest young managers in English football, Dyche took Burnley to the Premier League on a tiny budget, and has continued to defy the odds with the Clarets this season in the top flight. Currently a 7/1 shot, the former Watford defender could be a dark horse - but Burnley are bound to fight tooth and nail to keep their exciting young manager.

Neil Lennon

Ex-Celtic boss Lennon only arrived as Bolton manager in October, but his impressive record with the Trotters has already seen him being linked with a move to Hull. With odds as short as 12/1, Lennon isn't one of the clear frontrunners now, but he may be in the frame.

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