Next Newcastle United manager odds: David Moyes current favourite

Who will take over if Newcastle United sack Steve McClaren?

Steve McClaren is a man under pressure at Newcastle United after their 3-0 loss to Everton.

While the Toffees netted two late penalties to inflate the scoreline, they could have been well ahead already had it not been for the woodwork.

Newcastle remain stuck in the relegation zone in 18th place, and defeat at home to West Bromwich Albion at the weekend will have everybody restless.

Owner Mike Ashley has invested heavily over the past season, including in the recent transfer window, but Newcastle lack consistency, and his final throw of the dice this campaign will be to sack McClaren.

The bookies are already taking bets on potential replacements. Here are the five shortest priced candidates according to, citing odds from Paddy Power.

David Moyes 3/1

The former Manchester United and Everton boss is out of work after being sacked by La Liga side Real Sociedad, and has a point to prove in the Premier League.

Brendan Rodgers 4/1

Rodgers came close to winning the Premier League two seasons ago, but this could only buy him so much time at Liverpool. He was dismissed earlier this season in favour of Jurgen Klopp.

Nigel Pearson 8/1

Nigel Pearson kept Leicester City up last season against the odds, laying the groundwork for this season's title challenge. He is available after paring ways with the Foxes last summer.

Rafa Benitez 12/1

The Spaniard is a former Champions League winner with Liverpool and a Europa League winner with Chelsea. He almost took the job at West Ham last summer before choosing Real Madrid, where he lasted just half a season.

Michael Laudrup 12/1

For a brief period three seasons ago, Michael Laudrup was the hottest name in management. He led Swansea City to the League Cup, but was subsequently replaced by Garry Monk. He since had a brief spell in Qatar but is currently out of work.


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