Aston Villa betting update: Gareth Southgate linked, Gary Neville latest, Pearson favourite

Remi Garde has lost his job as Aston Villa manager - who could replace him?

Aston Villa announced on Tuesday evening that manager Remi Garde has left the club by mutual consent, less than five months into the job.

Garde only arrived as Villa manager back in November following the departure of Tim Sherwood, and was brought in with a view to saving the club from relegation.

However, just two Premier League wins mean that Villa remain bottom of the table and now 12 points adrift of safety, with relegation to the Championship inevitable now.

Garde's departure means that bookmakers are looking at who could replace the Frenchman at Villa Park - and with odds compiled by Oddschecker, here are some of the movers in the market today...

Chris Coleman

The Wales boss has rebuilt his reputation as a manager having guided his country to this summer's European Championships in France. Previous failures at Real Sociedad and Coventry City had put a dampener on Coleman's managerial career, but now he appears to be a hot property. With doubts over his contract situation, Coleman could leave his Wales post this summer, and he's now as short as 10/1 for the Villa job.

Gareth Southgate

After Simon Grayson had been touted for the Villa job yesterday, another former Villa defender is being linked today; Gareth Southgate. Southgate made almost 200 appearances for Villa during his playing career, and the 45-year-old is now in charge of the England Under-21's. Given his ties to the club, Southgate could be a dark horse for the job, and is now in at around 14/1.

Gary Neville

Former Sky Sports pundit Neville was sacked by Valencia on Wednesday after less than four months in the job, and it's unclear whether he will return to management or punditry. However, he is being touted for the Villa job, with odds as short as 10/1 putting him in contention for the job. Neville is still a respected coach in the England setup, but his struggles at Valencia will cause doubts over his ability as a manager.

Sean Dyche

As seen in the video above, Burnley boss Dyche has ruled himself out of the running, as the Clarets push for promotion to the Premier League in Villa's place. Still, bookmakers consider Dyche to be one of the favourites for the job, and he's still 8/1 to replace Garde as Villa manager.

The favourite: Nigel Pearson

The favourite for the job is ex-Leicester manager Nigel Pearson, who has been out of work since leaving the King Power Stadium last summer. The 52-year-old won promotion from the Championship with Leicester in 2014, and appears to have all the credentials for the job at Villa Park. Currently around 5/2, Pearson is edging out David Moyes as the favourite right now.

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