Next Celtic manager odds: Who is the favourite to replace struggling Neil Lennon?

Next Celtic manager odds: Who is the favourite to replace struggling Neil Lennon?

Hoops hero Henrik Larsson is the third favourite

  • Gordon Strachan is the favourite to take over at Celtic.
  • Despite his odds drifting Eddie Howe is the second most backed manager to replace Lennon.

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Punters have flocked to the next Celtic manager market in their droves over the last 24 hours, with the side’s horrific run continuing in 2-0 home defeat to Ross County.  

But who is the favourite to take over at Parkhead, should Lennon be relieved of his duties? Oddschecker has assessed the market.  

The favourites  

There’s been a movement within the market, with former Celtic manager Gordan Strachan replacing the previous favourite Eddie Howe.  

Strachan has been cut from 7/1 into just 6/4 best price, making him the new clear favourite at the bookies.  

Former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe’s odds continue to slide, from as short as 4/6 out to 5/2.  

A man certainly not a stranger to Celtic Park, perhaps the side’s greatest ever player in Henrik Larsson is the bookies third favourite at 6/1. 

Roy Keane is available at the same price as Larsson, with Paddy Power making the former Man United midfielder their third favourite.  

The contenders under 16/1  

Despite achieving a historic Euros qualification for the national side, Scotland manager Steve Clarke is a relatively short 9/1 to be the next Celtic manager. 

Another contender with international pedigree in Michael O’Neill is next in the market at 10/1, the same price as Champions League winner Rafa Benitez (10/1).  

Many presume John Kennedy would be placed in interim charge of the side and is 12/1 to be given the job permanently after Lennon.  

Where is the money going?  

Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson: "With little known about Celtic’s plans for life after Lennon, punter’s money has been split up among a few candidates.  

"In the last 24 hours, Strachan is the most popular with punters, accruing 19% of all bets in the market.  

"Despite his odds drifting, Howe is still second most backed with 16% of all bets, whilst 13% of wagers have touted for Larsson. 

"It’s a raft of familiar names that punters have been backing, with Martin O’Neill (10/1) taking 6% of all bets."

Next Celtic manager odds:
Gordon Strachan – 6/4 
Eddie Howe – 5/2 
Henrik Larsson – 6/1 
Roy Keane – 6/1 
Steve Clarke – 9/1 
Michael O’Neill – 10/1 
Rafa Benitez - 10/1  

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