Following the sacking of Steve Cotterill, William Hill make Darren Ferguson the 2/1 favourite to be named as the next permanent boss of Nottingham Forest.
Forests’ new owners have quickly wielded the axe on Cotterill and William Hill
believe they may turn their attention to Peterborough boss Ferguson, although they could be able to tempt ex-Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp to the club, offered at 4/1.
A couple of notable former Forest players that could be in the frame to make a return in the dugout are Roy Keane at 10/1, Stuart Pearce and Nigel Clough both at 20/1, and Gary Megson 25/1.
Hill’s spokesman Joe Crilly told us: “Steve Cotterill did a fantastic job under very difficult circumstances last season, but the ambition of the new Forest owners is highlighted by the fact that they are being linked with Harry Redknapp, Roy Keane and, bizarrely, Diego Maradona – who is recently out of a job.”
Under their new ownership, Forest are 1/10 to finish higher than their 19th position from last season.
Latest William Hill odds:
Next Nottingham Forest manager: 2/1 Darren Ferguson; 4/1 Harry Redknapp; 7/1 Mick McCarthy; 10/1 Roy Keane; 16/1 Alex McLeish; 16/1 Billy Davies; 16/1 Karl Robinson; 16/1 Diego Maradona; 20/1 Alan Shearer; 20/1 Stuart Pearce; 20/1 Alan Curbishly; 20/1 Neil Warnock; 20/1 Nigel Clough; 25/1 Gary Megson; 25/1 Gordon Strachan; 25/1 Iain Dowie; 25/1 Ian Holloway; 25/1 Ole Gunnar Solksjaer; 25/1 Paolo Di Canio; 25/1 Paul Ince; 25/1 Rafa Benitez; 25/1 Phil Brown; 25/1 Glenn Hoddle; 25/1 Sven Goran Eriksson
Nottingham Forest finishing position: 9/1 lower; 7/1 exactly 19th; 1/10 higher