Crawley Town have had more than 30 applications for the vacant post at Broadfield Stadium, after a gamble was landed on Dean Saunders becoming manager of Chesterfield.
This followed a similar plunge on Paul Cook’s appointment with Portsmouth at Fratton Park. Despite there being a host of candidates being touted for the position, there are only a handful of prospective managers being backed and none more so than Micky Adams; backed into 6/1 favourite from 33s with BetVictor since betting began in the week.
Other odds are : Mark Yates 6/1 (from 25s); Danny Wilson 8/1; Ian Holloway 8/1; James Beattie 8/1; Richard Hill 10/1; 12s Bar.
The gamble developed shortly after Adams confirmed he had indeed sent off his application and after being backed at 33s, the gamble gathered pace with the former Leicester, Coventry and Brighton manager backed into 3/1 favourite, before being eased out to 6/1 thereafter with a late move for Mark Yates.
Yates was installed as a 25/1 chance originally with BetVictor when betting first began, however, there was sustained support on Thursday morning and the former Cheltenham boss is now the 6/1 joint-favourite alongside Micky Adams to be the Reds’ next permanent manager with BetVictor.