Aston Villa next manager odds: Pearson odds-on favourite, Warburton linked, Moyes latest

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Rangers boss Mark Warburton is in the running for the Aston Villa job, according to bookmakers.

Aston Villa sit bottom of the Premier League table and still 12 points adrift of safety, with relegation to the Championship drawing ever closer.

Villa sacked manager Tim Sherwood back in October, but his replacement Remi Garde has done little to reverse Villa's fortunes, and the Frenchman may also lose his job come the end of the season.

According to the Daily Mail, Garde is still in talks about leaving Villa over the international break, and fans are already looking forwards who could replace him ahead of their anticipated season in the Championship next term.

In fact, bookmakers are already pricing up odds for the new man in the Villa Park dugout - and with odds compiled by Oddschecker, here are some of the leading candidates.

Nigel Pearson: The former Leicester boss has been out of management since leaving the Foxes last summer, and has experience winning promotion from the second tier, having won the Championship title in 2014. Currently 5/6, Pearson is already the odds-on favourite for the Villa job.

David Moyes: The Scot has been out of work since leaving Real Sociedad in November, but will surely be looking to return to management this summer as he looks to rebuild his reputation. Moyes failed at Manchester United and struggled in Spain, but would be a major coup for Villa - and though he's drifting out, he's still second favourite at 4/1.

Garry Monk: 37-year-old Monk guided Swansea City to an eighth placed finish in the Premier League last season, but a poor run of results saw him lose his job in December. Still a young manager who wants his teams to play football the right way, Monk would be an appointment with a vision to the future for Villa as they being rebuilding, and at 5/1, he appears to be a major candidate.

Steve Bruce: Currently attempting to win promotion from the Championship with Hull City, Bruce has Premier League and Championship experience, which should be appealing to Villa. His history with Villa's rivals Birmingham City shouldn't work against him too much, but now drifting out to 10/1, Villa may want a more exciting managerial appointment.

Mark Warburton: Former Brentford boss Warburton is currently working with Rangers up in Scotland, and has his side 14 points clear at the top of the Scottish Championship. Now cut to 14/1, Warburton may be a dark horse for the job, even though he's on the verge of winning promotion to the Scottish Premiership.

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