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Claude Puel favourite to become Watford manager

| 21.07.2020

Former Leicester City boss 9/4 to replace Nigel Pearson

After Nigel Pearson was relieved from his duties as Watford manager, Claude Puel has been placed as the favourite to replace him at Vicarage Lane.

The former Leicester City boss is currently at the helm of Ligue 1 side Saint-Étienne but is the 9/4 favourite to fill the role of Hornets manager.

Chris Hughton is the second favourite for the job at 5/1, with the former Brighton and Hove Albion manager still looking for a new managerial role after his sacking from the Seagulls in May 2019.

Elsewhere, Sam Allardyce is 8/1 to take over at Watford, while John Terry, the current Aston Villa assistant manager, is 10/1 to get his inaugural first-team managerial role.

Coral’s John Hill said: “Former Leicester City boss Claude Puel tops the betting to pick up the reins at Watford with just two games to go in their Premier League season.”

“Chris Hughton, Sam Allardyce and John Terry are also prominent in the betting to take over from Nigel Pearson,” added Hill.

Next Watford manager

9/4 Claude Puel, 5/1 Chris Hughton, 8/1 Sam Allardyce, Danny Cowley, 10/1 John Terry, Hayden Mullins, 12/1 Mark Hughes

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Drew Goodsell

Drew is a journalism graduate of UEL where he worked as a Business Editor for the university news website. He is a Chelsea fan, but closely follows American sports, being an avid fan of the New York based Knicks (NBA) and Giants (NFL).