Former Sunderland manager favourite to replace Pardew at Newcastle

FAVOURITE ... Steve Bruce.
FAVOURITE ... Steve Bruce.
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STEVE Bruce has emerged as the favourite with the bookmakers to replace Alan Pardew as Newcastle United’s manager.

Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini had been favourite for the role before reports emerged which ruled him out of the running.

And now it is Hull City boss Bruce who heads the betting list.

The former Sunderland manager, who grew up as a Newcastle fan, is a best-priced 2/1 to take over at St James’s Park, ahead of Tim Sherwood, Tony Pulis and Ally McCoist.