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From Newcastle to Celtic: four new clubs for David Moyes

| 23.04.2014

David Moyes’ time at Manchester United may have come to an end, but here at Ladbrokes we’ve already compiled a list of four potential destinations for the short-lived Red Devil.

From the madness of Newcastle United to the prestige of Celtic, here are the clubs and the odds for the ousted former Toffee.

Newcastle United @ 4/1

Alan Pardew has never been a particularly popular figure on Tyneside and while his recent ban for head-butting Hull’s David Meyler hardly helped things, it’s the team’s current run of five straight defeats in the Premier League that has drawn the most ire from Magpies fans.

David Moyes has a fine track record of consistently finishing between fourth and sixth with Everton while working on a budget and an ability to sell players on at a profit – all features that would endear him to owner Mike Ashley.

Aston Villa @ 6/1

The Villans have endured backroom unrest in the past few weeks and with relegation still a possibility, Paul Lambert is under increasing pressure at the Midlands club amid another season spent flirting with the drop.

With owner Randy Lerner considering selling up in the summer, Moyes could be the man picked to bring a fresh approach to Villa Park and guide them towards the kind of league finishes previously enjoyed under Martin O’Neill. A stint at Villa did wonders for Ron Atkinson after he left Old Trafford.

West Bromwich Albion @ 5/1

Another team still flirting with relegation, rumours of disharmony between current manager Pepe Mel and the West Brom players persist, with many pointing to the language barrier and disagreements over training methods as the main problems.

The Baggies would most likely jump at the chance of recruiting Moyes, should the Spaniard go, with the Scot bringing the same kind of hardline no-nonsense approach that worked wonders for Roy Hodgson at the Hawthorns.

Celtic @ 8/1

With Neil Lennon among the most coveted young managers on British shores, there could soon be a vacancy at Celtic Park that former Bhoys player Moyes would no doubt be eager to fill.

The Scot’s affinity with the club, coupled with his proven track record for achieving results on a budget could make this a match made in heaven, allowing the former Toffees man to escape some of the attention of the British press while maintaining a position at a club of some prestige.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Jack Beresford

Jack Beresford is a content writer with over five years of experience in writing about sport and betting, including a two-year spell with Axonn Media. Contributes articles to HereIsTheCity and Lad Bible, while previous credits include Bwin, FTB Pro, Bleacher Report and the QBE rugby. Avid follower of tennis, rugby union, motorsport and football, Jack also writes about poker for Cardspiel.com alongside Guardian journalist Dominic Wells.