Aston Villa betting update: Chris Coleman's odds cut, Bruce and McCarthy latest

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

Aston Villa announced last week 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 15 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 biggest movers in the last 24 hours...

Mick McCarthy: The Ipswich Town boss has been heavily linked with the Villa job in the last few days, and Tuesday's 0-0 draw against lowly Charlton saw his Tractor Boys side booed off at full time. With growing unrest at Portman Road and a clear vacancy at Villa Park, the 57-year-old - who won the Championship with both Sunderland and Wolverhampton Wanderers - could be a major candidate, and his odds have been cut to as short as 5/2 today.

Steve BruceConversely, Bruce's odds have drifted slightly. His Hull City side also suffered a disappointing result on Tuesday evening, as they were hammered 4-0 by Derby County. The Tigers remain in the mix for promotion, but the former Birmingham City boss has now drifted out to as far as 17/2 for the Villa job, making him more of a dark horse than a frontrunner now.

Chris ColemanColeman will take charge of Wales at Euro 2016 after guiding his country to the finals for the first time. The former Coventry and Real Sociedad boss has rebuilt his reputation as a manager, and with confusion surrounding his contract situation with the FAW, Coleman's odds for becoming the new Villa boss have been slashed to around 8/1, making him a fast-rising candidate.

Martin JolOne of the more surprising names in contention, former Spurs and Fulham boss Jol is currently managing in Egypt with Al-Ahly. The Dutchman, 60, would bring vast experience to the role, and currently sits at 25/1 after having his odds cut today. Still an outsider for the role, it would be a huge shock to see Villa appoint Jol this summer.

The favourite - Nigel Pearson: Still the favourite for the job as he has been for some time, former Leicester City boss Pearson leads the way again today. At 11/10, Pearson is the clear favourite for the job, and having won promotion from the Championship in 2014 then kept Leicester in the Premier League a year later, he has what Villa are looking for right now.

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