1 post • Page 1 of 1
We look at the leading contenders to replace Remi Garde at Aston Villa, according to Sky Bets odds. The Frenchman left Villa Park on Tuesday evening with the Premier Leagues bottom club facing a huge task to avoid relegation.Barring the most remarkable of escapes, with 12 points between themselves and safety, Villa must now start planning for life in the Sky Bet Championship. Heres a look at who Sky Bet rate as the leading candidates to take over…David Moyes (Sky Bets 2/1 favourite) David Moyes struggled at Real Sociedad When David Moyes left Everton almost three years ago his sights were set on the very top, with the ominous task of replacing Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United ahead of him. However, difficult spells at Old Trafford and then Real Sociedad see him now considered favourite to take charge of the Premier Leagues bottom club. In Villa, Moyes would have the chance to rebuild one of the countys biggest underachievers along with his own career.Nigel Pearson (9/4 with Sky Bet) Nigel Pearson divided opinions during his time at Leicester If Pearson is interested in a Mission Impossible: II then the script is written. The 52-year-old inspired Leicester to a remarkable surge to safety last season, after being bottom of the table and seven points off survival with eight games to go. Aston Villa face an even bigger challenge. However, Pearson could also be the man to help Villa to an immediate return to the top flight, should they be relegated - he led Leicester to the Championship title in 2013/14. Mick McCarthy (6/1 with Sky Bet) Mick McCarthy is the best-backed contender according to Sky Bet Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy has been the best-backed contender in Sky Bets next Aston Villa manager market, with his odds halving from 12/1 to 6/1 since Gardes announcement. The Yorkshiremans six-year stint at Midlands rivals Wolves would be unlikely to endear him to the Villa Park faithful and he currently has the chance to secure another run at promotion with Ipswich, who are just four points outside the play-offs. But former Villa man Paul Merson has already endorsed McCarthy, suggesting he would be the man to rebuild the club if they face relegation. He told Sky Sports last week: Mick McCarthy is as good as anybody in that league. He will get that club settled, get the right players in.Steve Bruce (7/1 with Sky Bet) Steve Bruce is aiming to take Hull back to the Premier League Like McCarthy, Bruce has a promotion battle on his hands with Hull sat fourth in the Championship. The Tigers are aiming for an immediate return to the Premier League after suffering relegation in 2014/15. Bruces spell as manager of Birmingham could also make a potential appointment unpopular with the Villa supporters.Steve McClaren (11/1 with Sky Bet) Steve McClaren was sacked by Newcastle on March 11 Former England boss Steve McClaren is once again available after being sacked by Newcastle in March. The 54-year-old failed to lead Derby to promotion from the Championship last season, and, after struggling with Newcastle in the Premier League this term, would have plenty to prove should he be appointed. Other optionsGarry Monk is out of work and certainly did not disgrace himself at Swansea, while he boasts promotion experience, albeit as a player, back in 2010/11. Sean Dyche is also 12/1 but is currently in charge of high-flying Burnley, who sit top of the Championship without a defeat since December. Assistant manager and interim boss Eric Black is the same price as he prepares the team for the visit of Chelsea on Saturday. Black would presumably be a cheaper option than some names on the list but the Villa board made clear in their statement that he would be taking charge until the club appoints a new manager. Of the longer-priced options, Ryan Giggs (14/1), Steve Clarke (20/1) and Brendan Rodgers (33/1) are considered in the mix. Aston Villa boss betting Who will get the job? Find Sky Bets odds on the next Aston Villa manager here. Also See: Gardes woeful record Sacking Sherwood a mistake CJ Wilson Jersey . -- Arizona coach Sean Miller rose from his seat every time Roberto Nelson touched the ball and yelled "Shooter!" He could have been talking about his own team, too. Darin Erstad Jersey .com) - The fading Ottawa Senators have a chance to make up some ground in the playoff race on Tuesday night as they play host to the New York Rangers. http://www.baseballangelslockroom.com/zack-cozart-angels-jersey/ .The seventh-seeded Raonic was scheduled to play U.S. Open finalist Kei Nishikori of Japan, but was replaced in the Group B pool by Spanish substitute David Ferrer.Raonic, who was 0-2 at the year-end event, said he suffered the injury late in the first set of Tuesdays 6-3, 7-6 loss to Murray. Reggie Jackson Jersey . Watch all the action unfold live on TSN and TSN Mobile TV at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt. You can also watch the game live with the debut of Wednesday Night Hockey on TSN.ca and chat throughout the game with TSN. Albert Pujols Jersey .A. Happs hold on a spot in the Blue Jays starting rotation is in question. OTTAWA, Ont. -- The Ottawa Senators know they need to make the most of every advantage if they want to be part of the playoff picture. On Thursday night, the Senators benefited from the Tampa Bay Lightnings misfortune and walked away with a 5-3 win. While the Lightning were disappointed by their performance, they were more concerned with their star goaltenders well being. Ben Bishop, who has been nothing short of outstanding for Tampa this season, was injured in the opening minutes of the game and did not return. "I had a little bit of a headache, but its gotten better as the game went on," said Bishop. "Hopefully Ill wake up (Friday) and feel better and be able to practice." Bishop, who was playing his first game in Ottawa since being traded to the Lightning last April, came way out of his net to play the puck and ended up getting kicked in the head by teammate Nikita Kucherov. The goalie lay on the ice motionless, silencing the 19,757 on hand before he was able to leave the game on his own volition. "It was very disappointing," said Bishop. "Its almost sad. I was happy to be back and excited to play and then that happens right away." On the same play, the Senators Marc Methot scored into a wide-open net picking up his fifth of the season for a career high. Erik Karlsson, Zack Smith, Kyle Turris and Bobby Ryan also scored for the Senators (24-20-10) as Craig Anderson stopped 35 shots. The win allowed the Senators, with 58 points, to move into a tie with the Columbus Blue Jackets for the eighth and final playoff spot, but the Blue Jackets hold the tie-breaker with more wins (27). "You have to take care of the games you have and we did that (Thursday)," said Ryan. "If you dont, youre going to be on the outside looking in and thats not where we want to be." Alex Killorn, Tyler Johnson and Victor Hedman scored for the Lightning (31-18-5), who have now lost two straight. Anders Lindback faced 28 shots. "It was a tale of two different teams," said Tampa coach Jon Cooper. "The one thing that concerned me was we didnt play desperate. Theres one thing about competing really hard, but we just didnt seem to have that desperation. Whether that was becausee of the way the game started, but at some point you have to turn the page.ddddddddddddquot; Ottawa made it 2-0 with 25 seconds remaining in the period as Jason Spezza took a stretch pass from Milan Michalek, froze the Lightning defence, and found Karlsson all alone in front of a wide-open net. The Lightning cut the lead in half as Killorn beat Anderson cleanly, but it wasnt enough as the Senators went on to score two more by the end of the period to take a 4-1 lead after 40 minutes. Smith made it 3-1 as he grabbed a loose puck at the side of the net, moved in front and put a shot off the crossbar that bounced off Lindback and in. Turris then picked up his 18th late in the period as Ryan fought off Victor Hedman and left the puck back for Turris who buried it. Ryan made it 5-1 early in the third as he picked up his team-leading 20th of the season. It was his first goal in six games. "You hope therell be a domino effect (from the goal) and I can move forward with it," said Ryan. Johnson made it 5-2 scoring shorthanded late in the third. Tampa pulled Lindback with over three minutes remaining in regulation and made the most of the man advantage as Hedman made it 5-3. The Lightning made the final minutes exciting as they kept Lindback on the bench, but were unable to complete the comeback. "I thought we battled really hard in the last few minutes," said St. Louis. "I guess the desperation came in too late I guess." In addition to losing Bishop, the Lightning also lost leading scorer Valterri Filpulla early in the second. Filpulla returned briefly, but then left the game with a lower body injury. Cooper had no update on Filpulla and said he would be re-evaluated Friday. Notes: LW Milan Michalek picked up his 200th career NHL assist on Ottawas second goal. D Chris Phillips missed his second straight game with a lower body injury. D Joe Corvo and LW Matt Kassian were healthy scratches for Ottawa. D Keith Aulie and C Tom Pyatt were healthy scratches for the Lightning. With an assist on the Lightnings third goal Martin St. Louis, with 965 career points, moved into a tie with Maurice Richard for 85th place in the NHLs all-time scoring leaders. It was also St. Louis 600th NHL assist. ' ' '
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest