Former Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes has odds of 11/8 at Ladbrokes to become the next manager at St James’ Park, assuming Steve McClaren is finally given the sack today.
The news is that one man on the Board is reluctant to fire McClaren and that man is thought to be Managing Director Lee Charnley who has protected McClaren all season long, even with Newcastle now second bottom of the league.
David Moyes – while at Manchester United
David was long thought to be the perfect manager for Newcastle after the fine work he did at Everton for 11 years from 2002, when he didn´t have much money to spend in the transfer market and yet often had the Toffees in the top six.
Former Leicester manager Nigel Pearson is in as second favorite at 11/4 and he was at Newcastle from 2006 for about 18 months as assistant manager and the 52 year-old did a remarkable job last season in saving Leicester City from relegation, before he was fired in the summer.
The next two in the betting are two former Liverpool managers in 43 year-old Brendan Rodgers and 55 year-old Rafael Benitez are each at 9/2 to take over the troubled Newcastle club.
The fifth favorite is 69 year-old Harry Redknapp, who would likely come in only on a temporary basis through the end of the season.
Here is the latest betting on Ladbrokes.
David Moyes 11/8
Nigel Pearson 11/4
Rafa Benetiz 9/2
Brendan Rodgers 9/2
And here is a poll we are conducting on who Newcastle fans want in the job.