Lambert leads Villa boss betting
Norwich City boss Paul Lambert is favourite to become the new Aston Villa manager following the sacking of Alex McLeish earlier this week.
Former Birmingham chief McLeish departed the Villans following a poor Premier League campaign, with Scotsman Lambert now offered at a best price of 5/2 to take control of the West Midlands side, according to odds comparison website Oddschecker.
Ex -Colchester manager Lambert steered his unfancied Canaries to an impressive 12th place finish in the season just gone, comfortably avoiding a relegation battle.
Wigan Athletic boss Roberto Martinez is second favourite for the job at a best price of 9/2 after the Spaniard expertly guided the relegation candidates to safety with the help of seven wins from their last nine league games.
Next in the betting comes ex-Wolves boss Mick McCarthy, with the former Irish international yet to return to management following his departure from the Molineux club during their ill-fated 2011/12 Premier League campaign.