John Terry to take over at Newcastle?

Hunt for new Magpies boss goes on

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Newcastle have been left in a sticky position with Rafa Benitez having left to go to China. There was big action early this week on former Chelsea skipper John Terry taking over at the club. Terry is currently the assistant head coach at the newly promoted Aston Villa and there hasn’t been any sign of a move.

Next Newcastle Manager Odds*

Steve Bruce 5/6
Mikel Arteta 7/1
Jose Mourinho 7/1
John Terry 10/1
Chris Wilder 14/1
Roberto Martinez 20/1
Giovanni van Bronckhorst 20/1
David Moyes 25/1
Micahel O’Neill 25/1
Mark Hughes 25/1
Steven Gerrard 33/1
Roberto Mancini 33/1
* (betting odds taken from Ladbrokes on July 9th, 2019 at 7:00 pm)

Will John Terry be the next Newcastle manager?

Terry is at 10/1 odds to be the next Newcastle manager* (betting odds taken from Ladbrokes on July 9th, 2019 at 7:00 pm) after getting some heavy support on Tuesday. He was moved in from as big as 50/1 with some bookmakers. It is another sign that no-one knows what is going on at the club and no-one seems to know in what direction they are going to go.

Steve Bruce is the current 5/4 odds on favourite** (betting odds taken from Ladbrokes on July 9th, 2019 at 7:00 pm). This has been a market which has chopped and changed front runner, even before Benitez left. It is Bruce who is the new front runner though and that was after reports that the club are actually considering him. That is despite him having managed their bitter rivals, Sunderland.

Arteta and Mourinho still trading strongly

Other names have been mentioned are current Rangers boss Steven Gerrard and former Leicester boss Claudio Rainieri. But shifting back to focus on the current front runners in the market, Mikel Arteta is still up there along with Jose Mourino. Current Manchester City assistant head coach Arteta has been linked with a lot of clubs, but he looks pretty secure and content in his position with the Citizens under Pep Guardiola.

Jose Mourinho is a TV pundit and has been since leaving Manchester United. So he is readily available for some work and this would be some challenge for him. It would be a strange position for him to walk into, not being in the hot seat at a perceived title contender in a league. Would that even be something that would appeal to him, especially with the tight purse strings on Tyneside?