Bookies odds on Rafa Benitez becoming new Leicester boss as Celtic's Brendan Rodgers also heavily tipped

Leicester have sacked manager Claude Puel after 16 months in charge - and Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is one of the favourites to replace him.

By Joe Nicholson
Sunday, 24 February, 2019, 14:28
Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez is one of the favourites to replace Leicester manager Claude Puel.

But what are the chances of the Spaniard, who is out of contract at the end of the season, leaving St James's Park for the King Power? We take a look at who bookmakers BetVictor are tipping to replace Puel and where Benitez features on the list.

The former Foxes boss is an outsider to return to the King Power Stadium following spells at Derby and Belgiun side Oud-Heverlee Leuven.
Allardyce has been out of work after he was sacked by Everton last summer. Despite guiding the Toffees to an eighth-place finish Allardyce was criticised for his style of play on Merseyside.
Despite a slight dip this season, Dyche continues to do an excellent job at Burnley who are once again holding their own in the top-flight.
Lennon is also out of work after leaving SPL side Hibernian last month. He has connections with Leicester after playing over 150 games for the club.

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His odds appear to be drifting but Benitez's experience at this level, as well as his ongoing contract situation, could tempt the Foxes.
Jurgen Klopp's former assistant is available after leaving Huddersfield earlier this season.Wagner made a name for himself at the John Smith's Stadium, winning promotion to the top flight before surviving relegation last term.
Appleton will take caretaker charge of the Foxes after serving as assistant manager under Puel. The 43-year-old has never managed in the top-flight though.
The Celtic manager is the overwhelming favourite to take charge at the King Power. Following nearly three years in the SPL, a return to the Premier League could suit the former Liverpool boss.