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Ex-England defender wants to be Bristol Rovers boss as odds are revealed

A certain former England defender wants to be Bristol Rovers boss as the list of bookies odds are revealed with some familiar names included.

It was on Wednesday the 10th of February that the League One club sacked Paul Tisdale as they look to face a relegation battle this season.

Bristol-born Keith Curle is reportedly interested in the managerial vacancy at the Memorial Stadium following Tisdale’s exit.

Bristol Live understands Curle, who started his playing career at the Gas, is eager to immediately return to work after his two-and-a-half-year stay at Northampton Town came to an end also on Wednesday.

The Cobblers got rid of Curle within minutes of Tisdale’s sacking at the Gas, and the 57-year-old wants to get back in the dugout as soon as possible.

Bristol Rovers are currently in a 10-game winless run and will want someone fresh to come in and avoid relegation from League One.

Curle has experienced a fair amount in his managerial career which stretches to more than 500 games, having been in charge at the likes of Mansfield Town, Torquay United, Notts County and Carlisle United before taking the job at Sixfields.

The ex-England international, who had three games in the Three Lions first team back in 1992, guided the Cobblers to promotion via the League Two playoff final in June with a 4-0 win over Exeter City but was relieved of his duties this week.

Curle started his playing career with Bristol Rovers as early as 1981 before going on to sign for Manchester City and Wolves. He also made appearances with Bristol City and Wimbledon before moving into management in 2002.

He also spent time on Neil Warnock’s coaching staff at Queens Park Rangers and Crystal Palace, winning promotion to the Premier League with Queens Park Rangers and reached the Championship playoffs with the Eagles.

So who are favourites to become the next Bristol Rovers boss (as of 3:30pm on Thu 11 Feb)? Find out below…

Tommy Widdrington – 4/7
Lee Mansell – 6/1
Joey Barton – 8/1
Byron Anthony – 12/1
Ian Holloway – 12/1
James Rowberry – 16/1
Nigel Adkins – 16/1
Tony Pulis – 16/1
Chris Powell – 20/1
Marcus Stewart – 20/1

Meanwhile, former Bristol Rovers captain Ollie Clarke has had his say on who should succeed Paul Tisdale as manager.

“There’s only one man for it @Official_BRFC, @1_Mansell,” he tweeted.

Meanwhile, another ex player in Jamie Cureton, who played for Tisdale at Exeter City, weighed in on the situation at Rovers.

“Gutted for my old gaffer but results have to be better and if you don’t win games you are always in danger of losing your job,” he tweeted.

“I really hope they get someone in that can turn things around and get the club moving in the right direction.”

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