Lee Clark is set to be appointed the next Birmingham City manager after the bookmakers slashed his odds for the job to just 1/6.
The 39-year-old former Huddersfield Town boss is reportedly to have a second interview at St Andrew’s as the club seek the successor to Chris Hughton, who left to take over at Norwich City.
As a result, Clark is now long odds-on for the Birmingham role, although Paddy Power
are still offering 8/15 that he will take over at the Championship club.
Ex-Hull City manager Phil Brown has drifted to 4/1 second favourite, with Roy Keane out to 12/1 and Alan Curbishley, who played for the Blues, understood to have ruled himself out of contention.
Birmingham are planning a meeting with the Football League in the next few days in the hope of having their current transfer embargo lifted.
Having lost in the play-off semi-finals last season to beaten finalists Blackpool, they are 16/1 with Coral
to win the 2012-13 Championship title and Evens at Blue Square to kick off the campaign with a home win over promoted Charlton.
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