Who’ll be the next York City boss? Here are the bookies’ favourites

As it was – the main stand at Bootham Crescent. Photograph © Mattythewhite on Wikipedia
10 Oct 2016 @ 5.14 pm
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After announcing the departure of Jackie McNamara, York City moved swiftly to advertise the vacant manager’s job.

Applicants with “the required coaching badges and suitable qualifications to manage a professional football club” were asked to contact the club by Friday (October 14).

In early betting online bookies BetVictor installed former head coach of Leeds United Neil Redfearn as 3/1 favourite to replace McNamara. He has coached at Bootham Crescent before.

Tony Mowbray (former manager of West Brom, Middlesbrough and Coventry City) is second favourite at 4/1, with Mark Yates (Cheltenham Town, Crawley Town) at 6/1.

Neil Redfearn patrols the technical area at Elland Road, home of Leeds United. Photograph © Jake on Flickr
Neil Redfearn patrols the technical area at Elland Road, home of Leeds United. Photograph © Jake on Flickr

Ex Cambridge, Southport, Luton and Tranmere Rovers manager Gary Brabin is quoted at 8/1, as is Gary Mills who took York City back into the Football League when manager here in 2012.

Other notable names in the list include former Welsh international Dean Saunders (12/1), one of the BBC’s pundits during this year’s European Championships, who has managed clubs including Wrexham, Wolves and Crawley.

Nick Barmby, who managed Hull City after a playing career with the likes of Tottenham, Liverpool, Leeds and England, is at 14/1, while former Chelsea midfielder and Leeds manager Dennis Wise is one of a handful of names as 25/1 outsiders.

Meanwhile the Press is reporting that former York City striker Andy Bishop is interested in the job

Here’s the full list of odds as of October 10:

Candidate BetVictor odds
Neil Redfearn 3/1
Tony Mowbray 4/1
Mark Yates 6/1
Gary Brabin 8/1
Gary Mills 8/1
Shaun Reid 10/1
Adrian Pennock 10/1
Chris Todd 12/1
Dean Saunders 12/1
Mark Robins 12/1
Nick Barmby 14/1
Andy Scott 16/1
Andy Hessenthaler 25/1
Billy Davies 25/1
Dave Jones 25/1
Dennis Wise 25/1
Ian Holloway 25/1
John Carver 25/1
Kit Symons 25/1
Peter Taylor 25/1
Simon Grayson 25/1
Simon Weaver 25/1
Steven Pressley 25/1
Neil Young 25/1