Temuri Ketsbaia's odds slashed in Next Newcastle United Manager Bettingby Jack Kitson / 07 January 2015, 09:32Tweet
Temuri Ketsbaia is the big mover in the Next Newcaste United Manager Market after bookmakers cut his odds following a flurry of bets. At the weekend the former Toon midfielder was as far out as 66/1 with Bet Victor, who have since slashed the Georgian's odds to 12/1, whereas the likes of Bet365, William Hill and Betfair have the 46-year-old priced even shorter at 10/1. Meanwhile Remi Garde is once again the narrow favourite for the vacancy after jumping ahead of Steve McClaren, who insists he will remain at the helm of Championship side Derby.
Newcastle fans will remember Ketsbaias from the 1990s, during which he made 78 appearances for the Magpies, netting eight goals, including a last-gasp winner against Bolton (1998) when he infamously whipped off his shirt, and went berserk by furiously kicking the advertising boards.
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The Georgian went on to play for the likes of Wolves, Dundee and Anorthosis, before venturing into management with the later in 2004. Ketsbaia, who was linked with the Newcastle job back in 2008, has since had an unsuccessful spell at Olympiacos, before taking charge of his country for five years between 2009 and 2014.
Ketsbaia recently stated his interested for the Toon vacancy, which has resulted in a surge of bets coming his way; increasing speculation that he could become the surprise replacement for Alan Pardew. Elsewhere McClaren remains adamant that he will not be leaving Pride Park, while Garde now tops the betting. In other news Tim Sherwood has now drifted out to 16/1, alongside caretaker boss John Carver, Glenn Hoddle and Paul Clement.