Doncaster Rovers: Betting frenzy for Rovers job

Scottish Premier League manager of the season Stuart McCall has emerged as the new second favourite for the vacant Doncaster Rovers job
Scottish Premier League manager of the season Stuart McCall has emerged as the new second favourite for the vacant Doncaster Rovers job

The betting market for Rovers’ next permanent manager has dramatically shifted – despite the names of the four shortlisted candidates remaining under wraps.

Stuart McCall, Craig Levein and Michael Appleton have all been heavily backed for the vacancy.

Along with long-time favourite Paul Dickov, the trio are now well ahead of the rest of the field in the betting market.

Dickov has returned to an odds-on price after a return was ruled out for former boss Dean Saunders.

McCall was named SPL manager of the year after guiding Motherwell to a second placed finish this season and is as short as 7/2 for the Rovers role.

The 48-year-old is no stranger to South Yorkshire after playing and coaching with Sheffield United over a five year period.

Appleton was sacked by Blackburn Rovers in March, just 67 days after switching from Blackpool. The 37-year-old is priced just 9/2.

Former Scotland boss Levein is the last of the names to shoot up the betting and the 48-year-old is now priced at 6/1.

The interview process to select Brian Flynn’s successor is under way after the club revealed a four-man shortlist had been drawn up.

However chief executive Gavin Baldwin revealed to the Star at least one interview will be delayed until next week due to prior commitments for the candidate.

This has fuelled speculation the candidate in question could be involved in League One and Two play-off finals or in the SPL final day.