Interesting to see who ends up as next Leicester manager.

Only eight months after Claudio Ranieri got the sack, Craig Shakespeare has got the push as well.

Only drawing on Monday night at home to West Brom, it leaves the Foxes in the relegation zone.

When it comes to a replacement though, there is a motley collection of early favourites according to the bookies.

Sam Allardyce is the clear favourite at a best priced 3/1, followed by Michael Appleton (was Shakespeare’s assistant) on 8/1 and former Man City manager Roberto Mancini (now Zenit St Petersburg boss) on 10/1.

After that we are really scraping barrels with Alan Pardew 12/1 and David Moyes 16/1.

Leicester supporters were less than impressed when Pardew was linked with the job back when Ranieri was sacked but back in the summer, the former Newcastle manager said (see below) he would be hopefully targeting a new job once Premier League strugglers started sacking their managers.

Odds on next Leicester manager (best odds via various bookies):

3/1 Sam Allardyce

8/1 Michael Appleton

10/1 Roberto Mancini

12/1 Alan Pardew

16/1 Carlo Ancelotti

16/1 David Moyes

Alan Pardew talking to Sky Sports – 21 June 2017:

“As a manager, you have to wait for that phone call to come and then you have to make a decision whether the project is going to be right.

“You don’t want people to get the sack…but unfortunately when you’re out of work, you have to keep an eye on things and see where the course is going.

“It will be a big year for the Premier League this year. There’s big money in it, so it has to be spent wisely.

“People will be looking and there will be mistakes made so hopefully I can come and help when that happens. There are a couple of people I’ve spoken to but nothing just as yet.”



  • Geordiegiants

    I honestly wouldn’t wish Pinocchio on anyone but the imbreds.

    • Mike

      or Moyes or Big Sam

      • Geordiegiants

        Very true

  • steve pearce

    What the Donald Duck has this got to do with us Porter? This is the Mag and it concerns all matters to do with Newcastle United and unfortunately you are the staff writer. So unless you are trying to get the sack (chance would be a fine thing) shut your boring mouth if you haven’t got anything relevant to say!

    • MadMag83

      This article has zero to do with Newcastle United.

  • joolzyoungman07

    Don’t get me wrong, if the sale of the Toon goes through I’ll be delighted – but this shows how trigger-happy foreign investors can be. Mind you, if we were to win the title like Leicester did, I wouldn’t give a monkey’s

  • GToon

    Please can I have Pardew’s number? I have an interesting project for him. I have all the poo bags he could wish for and a local grassed area desperately in need of cleaning up.

  • Wor Lass

    Maybe the Leicester players will all try again for a few games now. They got Ranieri the sack and should be ashamed of themselves. I hope they go down.

  • 1957

    All of the dream team (Pards, Geordie John, Stoney and Woody) are unemployed at the moment I think…a much better option than Big Sham. You’d probably get all four for less money than Sham.