With Steve Bruce's days as Newcastle manager thought to be numbered, Rodgers is the new favourite to replace him at Newcastle.
After news last week that the Saudi Arabian-backed takeover of Newcastle United was complete, there have been question marks over Steve Bruce’s position as manager and speculation as to who might replace him.
Overnight bookmakers installed a new candidate as favourite to be next Newcastle boss in the form of Leicester manager, Brendan Rodgers. Rodgers was 16/1 yesterday but can now been found at a best price of 9/2 and as short as 5/2 with some bookmakers.
Punters have also backed Rodgers to trade the King Power for St James’ Park, making him the most popular selection in the last 24 hours with 28.6% of bets.
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Who are the other contenders for the Newcastle job?
Currently second favourite is ex-Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre who can currently be found at a best price of 6/1. After being sacked by Dortmund back in December, Favre has been taking a break from management but is thought ready to return to the touchlines and being considered by Newcastle’s new owners.
In the last 24 hours, the second most popular selection among oddschecker punters has been Frank Lampard who has taken 13.5% of bets. The ex-Chelsea boss is as short as 4/1 with one bookmaker but remains a best price of 14/1 to takeover on Tyneside.
Next Newcastle manager odds:
- Brendan Rodgers – 4/1
- Lucien Favre – 6/1
- Antonio Conte – 8/1
- Roberto Martinez – 12/1
- Steven Gerrard – 14/1
- Frank Lampard – 14/1