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Next Newcastle manager odds: Fonseca favourite to replace departed Bruce

| 20.10.2021

Next Newcastle manager betting

Steve Bruce has left his role as Newcastle head coach by mutual consent just 13 days after the club’s takeover by a Saudi-led consortium.

Graeme Jones will take charge on a temporary basis but the search for a new manager has already begun with out-of-work Paulo Fonseca installed as the 4/7 favourite.

Ladbrokes’ Alex Apati said: “The writing has long been on the wall for Steve Bruce and with his sacking now official, all eyes turn to his replacement, with Paulo Fonseca now running away with things in the betting.”

We’re taking a look at the Portuguese and some of the other leading contenders in the next Newcastle manager odds.

Paulo Fonseca

Fonseca won three domestic titles with Shakhtar Donetsk before taking over at Roma two years ago, leading them to fifth place in his first season and the semi-finals of the Europa League the following year.

The 48-year-old left Roma at the end of last season and was replaced by Jose Mourinho but it seemed as though he was on course to become Tottenham manager only for talks to break down in the summer.

Eddie Howe

Howe left Bournemouth 14 months ago having steered the club through all the divisions to reach the Premier League where he spent five seasons before they were relegated at the end of the 2019/20 campaign.

Experienced at the top level, Howe cut an impressive figure in charge of a small club so the question remains how would he perform where money is no object?

Howe is available at 3/1 to bring the good times back to Tyneside in the next Newcastle manager odds.

Lucien Favre

The 63-year-old Swiss has been out of work since being sacked by Borussia Dortmund at the end of last year and is 4/1 in the next Newcastle manager odds.

Lucien Favre, next Newcastle manager odds

Favre kept Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga 10 years ago and steered them to fourth place the following season but his best campaign came in 2014-15 when they finished third.

In 2016, he led Nice to the Champions League before returning to the Bundesliga but his contract was terminated six months early after a poor run of results.

Frank Lampard

The former England international has been without a job since being sacked by Chelsea in January and is available at 10/1 to make a return to the Premier League.

It may count against him that results started to improve when Thomas Tuchel was installed as his replacement at Stamford Bridge but Lampard is a major figure in the game and has a footballing brain to match.

Graeme Jones

Bruce’s assistant will take charge for Saturday’s trip to Crystal Palace where they will be trying to win their first game of the season.

The 51-year-old from Gateshead has only managed one club, Luton during the 2019-20 season, but left by mutual consent while football was suspended during the Covid pandemic with the club lying in 23rd place.

Jones joined Gareth Southgate’s backroom staff for England’s Euro 2020 campaign and is 12/1 in the next Newcastle manager odds to take the job on a permanent basis.

Best of the rest

Roberto Martinez has Premier League experience with Wigan and Everton and has proved he can handle big personalities as manager of Belgium.

The Spaniard is 14/1 to return to club management, the same price as Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, who has enjoyed great success in his first managerial role at Rangers.

Antonio Conte was originally the favourite to land the job after leading Inter Milan to the Serie A title last season only to leave in a dispute with the club over cost-cutting measures but the former Chelsea boss is now 16/1.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Warren Barner