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Next Norwich manager betting odds – Mike Phelan emerges as frontrunner

Caretaker manager Phelan could be in line for permanent Norwich position


Following the departure of former Canaries boss Neil Adams, the search is now on for a permanent replacement with current caretaker manager Mike Phelan emerging as the frontrunner.

Former First Team Coach Phelan has been in the hot-seat in a temporary capacity pending the appointment of a successor for Adams, however the ex Manchester United assistant has seen a rash of betting in his direction and he now leads the betting market with odds as low as 4/9 at Paddy Power.

Phelan arrived at Carrow Road at the end of November to work alongside Neil Adams, however the manager resigned earlier this week following some poor results which has resulted in the Canaries falling out of the play-off places in the Championship table.

Following a 6-1 demolition of Millwall, Norwich have suffered two successive defeats and much improvement is required should the side wish to return to the promotion race.

52-year-old Phelan looks set to remain in his caretaker role for the visit to league leaders Bournemouth this weekend and a victory on the south coast would certainly strengthen his case. Nevertheless, question marks remain as to whether he is the suitable candidate for the role given that he has no experience as a manager as well as having little experience of the transfer market.

Nevertheless, judging by the betting market, he seems destined to remain at Carrow Road as permanent manager, his closest contender being Alex Neil at best odds of 3/1.

Tim Sherwood was an early favourite to take over the role, however he has now slipped to 6/1 and looks unlikely to making any move to Carrow Road any time soon.


Next Permanent Norwich manager best odds

4/5  Mike Phelan

3/1  Alex Neil

6/1  Tim Sherwood

14/1  Eddie Howe

20/1  Martin O’Neil

25/1  Keith Hill

25/1  Lawrie Sanchez

25/1  Neil Warnock