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.

Sunday, 2nd May 2021, 9:56 am

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.

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.

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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.

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

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