Bookies slash odds on this outcome at Newcastle United after dramatic week
Bookmakers have cut the odds on relegation for Newcastle United – after a flurry of bets.
The club hopes to appoint Steve Bruce as Rafa Benitez’s successor at St James’s Park.
Benitez guided Newcastle to a 13th-placed finish last season.
However, punters are now backing the club for relegation, and the odds have been cut from 5/1 to 5/2.
BoyleSports spokesman Lawrence Lyons said: “Newcastle were a popular bet earlier in the summer. That support has dried up, and their relegation odds are plummeting.”