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Favourites for Aston Villa manager

After Steve Bruce was given the sack by Aston Villa yesterday afternoon, we’ve taken a look at who are favourites for the job at Villa Park.

He leaves Villa exactly two years to the day since Roberto Di Matteo was sacked, and is the first manager to lose his job in the Championship this season.


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Steve Bruce had been under pressure from supporters, with one fan throwing a cabbage at him before Tuesday’s game.

The manager took the club to the Championship playoff final last season, but ended up losing out to Fulham.

Take a look at who are the top five favourites below and on the next page.




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Rodgers has won two successive trebles with Celtic but has appeared unhappy for the last few months.

Former Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie says that he would like to see someone like Brendan Rogers.

Pundit Charlie Nicholas has also spoke, saying that he reckons Brendan Rodgers will leave Celtic soon – possibly for Aston Villa or Newcastle United.

Current odds on Sky Bet: 8/1




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Since leaving Villa at the end of last season, he has constantly been reported to be making a return to the club.

Terry has no experience as a manager and would most likely be a huge gamble for a club really wanting to secure promotion to the Premier League this season.

The former England international recently turned down a move to Spartak Moscow.

In the last few hours it had been revealed that he has been coaching Chelsea under 19s and helped them to a thrashing over Molde.

Current odds on Sky Bet: 11/2




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The former Sky Sports pundit was linked with becoming the Villa manager over the summer.

He is the second assistant coach of the Belgium national team.

In August, he commented on the Aston Villa talk on Twitter: “Since announcing my decision to leave my full-time role in broadcasting to pursue my ambition of becoming a manager, I have subsequently been linked with a number of positions both domestically and internationally.

“Contrary to misleading reports people may have read at this moment neither myself nor my advisers have held any discussions with any club or national association. My intention has always been to be patient and I will take my decision in good time.”

Current odds on Sky Bet: 4/1


Take a look at the top two favourites on the next page.


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