Laudrup 9-1 to become next Bernabeu boss

MICHAEL LAUDRUP is certainly the man of the moment after leading Swansea to the Capital One Cup trophy and Paddy Power are of the opinion he could soon go on to much bigger things following on from the 5-0 bashing of Bradford at Wembley.

The great Dane is 9-1 to become Real Madrid’s next manager in a market headed by Carlo Ancelotti, who is 6-5 favourite, but there could be other jobs which become available in England over the summer.

Laudrup is 5-2 to depart Swansea before the start of the 2013-14 campaign, while he is 10-1 to be Arsene Wenger’s replacement at Arsenal and 16-1 to become Chelsea’s next boss. The 48-year-old is 20-1 to move to Manchester City or Manchester United when their respective hotseats next become available.

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Newcastle v Aston Villa

Home Win Draw Away Win
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  • Aston Villa scored their last away goal on December 2
Expert verdict
Newcastle should have enough quality to see off Aston Villa, who have scored just four league goals on their travels. The Magpies, with only one defeat against bottom-half sides, have beaten Liverpool and Chelsea at home and face a Villa side that have blanked in their last five away fixtures.

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