The surprise price offered on Sunderland head coach Lee Johnson to take Premier League job

In a somewhat surprise offering, Lee Johnson has been named as an outside contender to take a Premier League job by one outlet.

The former Bristol City boss was named as Phil Parkinson’s replacement at the Stadium of Light just four months and 28 days ago.

Johnson, 39, signed a two-and-a-half-year deal at the Stadium of Light and has guided Sunderland to the League One play-offs.

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Despite this, bookmakers Paddy Power are offering odds of 20/1 for Johnson to take reins at Crystal Palace this summer in a scenario that feels highly unlikely at present.

Sunderland head coach Lee Johnson

Current Eagles boss Roy Hodgson, 73, will see his contract expire during the summer with fresh terms yet to be agreed.

Ex-Chelsea man Frank Lampard and Burnley manager Sean Dyche are currently in pole position at 8/11 with Patrick Vieira and Eddie Howe both also in the mix at 10/1.

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Former Black Cats boss David Moyes also features in the market at 20/1.

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