Preston boss Simon Grayson in the frame for the Aston Villa vacancyby Jack Kitson / 11 April 2016, 10:34Tweet
Simon Grayson has become the latest manager to be linked with soon-to-be-relegated Aston Villa. The Preston North End gaffer, who played for Villa in the last 1990s, was a 20/1 (Sky Bet) shot last week, however the 46-year-old's odds were cut over the weekend, meaning he can now be found at just 6/1 in the betting.
Grayson has been in charge of Preston since 2013, leading the club up to the Championship last term, via the play-offs, while their good form has continued into the current campaign, with a top-12 finish on the cards.
Grayson has also steered the likes of Leeds, Huddersfield, and Blackpool up to the second-tier, but has yet to guide a team into the Premier League.
Over the weekend managerless Villa slumped to a 2-1 defeat at home to Bournemouth - their eighth loss on the spin - leaving the rock-bottom club 15 points adrift of safety with five matches remaining. In other words, effectively relegated.
It's the 5/4 priced Nigel Pearson who still tops the market, while Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy has been touted as a possible successor to Remi Garde at 3/1. Hull's Steve Bruce remains in he frame at 4/1, whereas Steve McClaren is a 25/1 long shot.