Aston Villa betting update: Di Matteo odds-on favourite after takeover, Roberto Martinez latest

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

Aston Villa announced back in March 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, Villa's relegation to the Championship was confirmed last month, and they are now preparing for life in the second tier after a dismal campaign.

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 today's biggest movers...

Roberto Martinez: Martinez lost his job at Everton last week, and after a tough season he may wish to take some time away from football. The Spaniard started out well at Goodison Park with a fifth place finish in the Premier League in his first season, but thins turned sour with two bottom half finishes - leading to his exit. Now 20/1, Martinez appears to be a long shot for the Villa job despite becoming available.

Nigel Pearson: Long seen as the favourite for the Villa job, Pearson is now drifting away and doesn't appear to be on the verge of replacing Garde. The former Leicester City boss, who left the King Power Stadium last summer, is now out to around 4/1 for the Villa job - meaning he may have to look for other jobs if he is to return to management this summer.

David Moyes: Former Everton boss Moyes desperately needs to rebuild his reputation, and is being linked with almost every available job this summer. After struggling at Manchester United and Real Sociedad, Moyes needs to bounce back, and some had thought he'd be a good appointment for Villa. Yet, now at 20/1, Moyes is drifting further and further away.

Steve Bruce: Bruce guided Hull to the Championship play-off final by the skin of their teeth with a 3-2 aggregate win over Derby County on Tuesday night, but questions remain over his future. Appointing a former Birmingham boss wouldn't go down well, but his odds range from 7/1 to 20/1, with the 55-year-old seemingly unlikely to get the job now.

The favourite - Roberto Di Matteo: After a Chinese consortium completed a takeover of Villa today, Italian boss Roberto Di Matteo has become the odds-on favourite for the job. A former Champions League winner with Chelsea in 2012, Di Matteo has been out of work since leaving Schalke last summer, and could fancy a return to the Midlands having guided West Brom to promotion from the Championship back in 2010. At 1/7, Di Matteo appears to be nailed on for the job right now.

Who would you like to see Villa appoint?

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