Warnock tipped for Palace job

  • Last Updated: August 27 2014, 13:20 BST

Sky Bet have suspended betting on the next Crystal Palace manager after Neil Warnock was heavily backed.

Neil Warnock: Tipped to be the next Crystal Palace manager
Neil Warnock: Tipped to be the next Crystal Palace manager

There was a gamble earlier on Wednesday on former West Brom boss Steve Clarke to take the top job at Selhurst Park but Sky sources understand he is no longer in the running.

Palace are expected to make their announcement later on Wednesday to have the new manager in place before their Barclays Premier League trip to Newcastle on Saturday.

Warnock joined QPR to end his previous spell in charge of Palace in 2010 after a two-and-a-half-year spell but the 65-year-old has not managed since leaving Leeds in 2013.

Palace are currently 6/4 for relegation. The price may suggest they will be OK, but in terms of order, the market suggests they will be in the bottom three along with QPR (6/4) and Burnley (2/5). West Brom are next in the betting at 5/2.

The Eagles are 8/15 to stay up and 8/1 for a top-half finish.

As for Saturday's clash, Palace are 4/1 to win at St James' Park. The hosts are 8/11 shots and the draw a 5/2 chance.