PAUL LAMBERT is the even-money favourite to replace Alex McLeish at Aston Villa according to Ladbrokes.
The Norwich boss saw his odds slashed from 8-1 to 2-1 in a matter of hours once McLeish had been dismissed – and a run of money since has forced his price down to 1-1.
Mick McCarthy is also a massive market mover with his odds tumbling from 20-1 to 5-4.
Early favourite Roberto Martinez has been left to drift out to 3-1 after Wigan chairman Dave Whelan publically stated he expects his manager to be at the DW Stadium in August.
Next Aston Villa boss (Ladbrokes): Evens Paul Lambert 5/4 Mick McCarthy 3/1 Roberto Martinez 10/1 C Ranieri 14/1 R Benitez 14/1 A Curbishley 16/1 P Ince 16/1 B Rogers 16/1 G Southgate 20/1 B Bradley 20/1 I Holloway 20/1 O Coyle 20/1 A Villas-Boas 20/1 B Davies 20/1 R Keane 25/1 S McClaren 25/1 O G Solskjaer 25/1 L Clark 33/1 S G Eriksson.