Newcastle next manager - Favre favourite in latest odds after heavy backing

by 24britishtvOct. 11, 2021, 1 p.m. 20
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LUCIEN FAVRE is the new favourite to become the next manager of Newcastle.

That's according to bookmakers Sky Bet, who've installed the 63-year-old at 5/2 after a flurry of bets on Sunday evening.

It looks a matter of WHEN and not IF a managerial change will be made at St James' Park following their £305million takeover.

A huge re-structuring of the club is on the horizon and Bruce could well be the first casualty.

He's priced at 1/16 to be the next Premier League manager sacked ahead of showdown talks with the new owners later this week.

The Telegraph claim Bruce is due around £8m in compensation and that non-executive chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan will make the decision on his replacement.

Graeme Jones looks set to be placed in temporary charge until a full-time replacement is found.

And favourite for the role on a permanent basis is Favre, who has replaced Antonio Conte at the top of the market.

The Swiss coach remains a free agent having been sacked by Borussia Dortmund in December 2020.

He delivered the German Super Cup in the previous season and left with a 61 per cent win rate in his 110 matches in charge.

Conte has drifted from 3/1 to 5/1 but remains second-favourite with bookmakers Sky Bet.

Roberto Martinez and Steven Gerrard are locked together at 7s with Brighton's Graham Potter a fraction behind at 8/1.

Eddie Howe (9/1) is the last at single-figure prices with Brendan Rodgers and Zinedine Zidane offered at 12/1 and 14/1 respectively.

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