Football By Joe Crilly

McClaren To Replace Carver Sooner Rather Than Later?

With confusion surrounding the future of John Carver at Newcastle, William Hill make Steve McClaren the 1/10 favourite to take the reins. Michael Laudrup is 7/1 and Remi Garde 14/1. 

“With Derby failing to make the playoffs, McClaren could make his move before the end of the season to rescue the plummeting Magpies,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly.   

Next permanent Newcastle manager: 1/10 Steve McClaren; 7/1 Michael Laudrup; 14/1 Remi Garde; 16/1 Alan Shearer; 16/1 Frank de Boer; 20/1 Bernd Schuster; 25/1 Alan Curbishley; 25/1 Ally McCoist; 25/1 David O’Leary; 25/1 Peter Beardsley; 33/1 BAR