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Dean Smith in pole position for Aston Villa job

| 04.10.2018

Dean Smith is the early favourite to replace Steve Bruce as Aston Villa manager, according to our latest odds.

Bruce was dismissed this week after a miserable run of one win in 10 games.

Smith has impressed at Brentford on a very tight budget. He’s 2/1 to take over at Villa Park.

Paulo Fonseca and Thierry Henry are joint-second in the betting at 4/1.

After excelling on the pitch last season, John Terry is 7/1 to return to the Midlands as manager. Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is also a 7/1 shot.

Villa are 13th in the Championship and face Millwall away this weekend.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Dean Smith ticks a lot of boxes and at this stage, he’s the most popular pick with punters to replace Bruce.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting:

10 most likely names to replace Steve Bruce

Dean Smith – 2/1

Paulo Fonseca – 4/1

Thierry Henry – 4/1

Andrea Stramaccioni – 5/1

Brendan Rodgers – 7/1

John Terry – 7/1

Chris Wilder – 10/1

Sam Allardyce – 10/1

Alan Pardew – 12/1

Carlos Carvalhal – 12/1

All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication



Daniel Anwar

Daniel has covered sports for Squawka, FourFourTwo and iSportconnect. He is a naively optimistic Arsenal fan and is also passionate about music, film and chicken wings.