Bookies SLASH odds on Steve McClaren's sacking at Newcastle

Steve McClaren
Steve McClaren

Bookmakers have slashed the odds on Steve McClaren becoming the next managerial casualty.

Newcastle United's head coach is now the odds-on favourite in the Premier League's sack race.

SkyBet chalk McClaren up at 4/6 to be the next to go, with Swansea City's Garry Monk, the previous favourite, now priced at 7/4.

The shift in odds came after yesterday's 5-1 defeat to Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Newcastle are second-bottom of the Premier League ahead of tough fixtures against Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur.

McClaren was only appointed as Alan Pardew's permanent successor in the summer by managing director Lee Charnley.