David Moyes might be tempted to take charge of Newcastle United, with Steve McClaren 1/10 to leave before end of season
A dead man walking. That’s an accurate description of Steve McClaren at St James’ Park who has done well to remain Newcastle United manager for so long.
McClaren has seemingly run out of answers at the Tyneside club, with some sympathy afforded to the former Derby County manager in the early part of the season although a succession of poor results and performances means that the fans are calling for his head.
Mike Ashley looks set to act, with Paddy Power going 1/9 that McClaren wins the Sack Race before the end of the season and it’s clear that crisis meetings have been taken by the board this week.
David Moyes appears to be the front runner, with BetVictor going 5/4 about the former Everton manager taking charge of the Magpies, although the Scot might not fancy a relegation scrap with a bang average squad.
Indeed, most prospective candidates would at least want a guarantee that the club remain in the Premier League as well as a transfer budget, with Rafael Benitez certainly falling into that category.
Brendan Rodgers is a 5/1 poke with Paddy Power, with the Northern Irishman keeping his powder dry since leaving Liverpool and waiting for an opportunity to rear its head.
Nigel Pearson might also be under consideration although betfair lay the former Leicester manager at odds of 10/1 and perhaps the next Newcastle boss might come from that quartet.