Newly out-of-work manager currently third favourite to be in charge for next season.
He was sacked by Brighton on Monday, and now Chris Hughton has had his odds slashed from 7/1 into 9/2 to become the next Celtic manager.
The 60-year-old hasn’t managed or played in Scotland before but has won plaudits with the job he did at the Seagulls before his dismissal.
The Celtic Park board may be looking elsewhere after a poor end to the season, despite clinching an eighth straight league title.
Neil Lennon, the man who steered the club to that title win, is still favourite at 6/4 to be in charge for the first league game of next season but has had just 23% of bets placed on him.
That’s vastly inferior compared to the 45% of bets on Hughton, and the 31% of bets placed on David Moyes, who is the second favourite at 3/1.
Rafael Benitez is just behind the trio at 7/1, with rumours persisting of his imminent departure from Newcastle United.
Oddschecker spokesperson George Elek: “Chris Hughton will not be short of suitors after his sacking from Brighton, and Celtic must surely be stepping up the search for a permanent manager after a humbling Old Firm defeat under Neil Lennon. This looks like a good move for all parties.”