Surprise Favorite Installed As New Magpies Manager

We listed this morning four experienced managers who are currently out of a job and who could be installed as the new Newcastle manager – always assuming the club doesn’t stick with Steve McClaren after his appalling record on Tyneside.

But they have stuck with him so far – which is far too long and we wouldn’t put it past them to keep sticking with him, such is the incompetence at Newcastle this season.

That would only ensure we are definitely relegated this season.

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Nigel Pearson at Newcastle in 2008 alongside Kevin Keegan

Here are the poll results after over 5,300 readers have voted.

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But the betting shop Paddy Power have installed former Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson, the current favorite so perhaps some punters are aware of things we are not.

Here are the latest odds on who could become the next Newcastle manager:

Nigel Pearson        13/8
David Moyes           5/2
Rafa Benitez           4/1
Brendan Rodgers     4/1

Nigel did the amazing escape last season as manager of Leicester City.

It was the greatest escape in Premier League history when in the final nine games of the season from bottom place – they proceeded to win seven and drew one and lost only to PL Champions Chelsea to get an amazing 22 points that hauled them to safety and above Newcastle in the league table.

And now Leicester are top of the Premier League!

However, it would be a big ask for Nigel to do it again – this time with Newcastle United.

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