Aston Villa manager betting update: Shock favourite; AVB, Hughton outside shots

Chris Hughton

The latest odds after Aston Villa's sacking of Tim Sherwood.

As has been the case for some weeks, Brendan Rodgers and David Moyes are two of the frontrunners to become Aston Villa's new manager, according to Sky Bet.

Indeed, Moyes is the second favourite, priced at 8/11 initially and then 7/1 - but Rodgers isn't too far behind on 10/1 after also initially being much shorter. Moyes is currently employed by Real Sociedad, meaning an upturn in form for the Scot's side could allow free-agent Rodgers to swoop in ahead of him. Nigel Pearson is at 10/1, meanwhile.

However, Remi Garde has raced into the lead as a 1/6 outright favourite.

In terms of outside shots, Sky Bet price both Andre Villas-Boas and Chris Hughton at 20/1.

A number of others complete the list but those two would certainly be considered standout names for Aston Villa fans.

Going near AVB has proved disastrous for both Chelsea and Tottenham, while Hughton also has a mixed track record - certainly in the Premier League. The latter, though, is very much in favour right now as his Brighton side are top of the Championship and unbeaten so far this season.

But will it be Garde who takes over at Aston Villa? And do supporters want the Frenchman in charge?

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