- Dean Smith is current favourite for the Villa job
- There are EIGHT names at 10/1 or shorter in the bookmaker odds.
DEAN SMITH IS FAVOURITE with bookmakers to replace Steve Bruce as manager of Aston Villa.
After parting ways with their boss Steve Bruce last night, EIGHT names are already 10/1 odds or shorter for the Villa job, but it's Smith who heads the betting market at 2/1.
Elsewhere, Thierry Henry is joint-second favourite at 4/1, while John Terry is currently 7/1 to replace his former manager.
Alex Apati odds trader said: “Dean Smith ticks a lot of boxes and at this stage, he's the most popular pick with punters to replace Bruce.”
Bookmakers Latest Betting on Steve Bruce Replacement
10 most likely names to replace Steve Bruce at Aston Villa
- 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