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Top six favourites to become next AFC Wimbledon manager

The top six favourites to become next AFC Wimbledon manager have been revealed following the departure of Glyn Hodges by mutual consent.

His side suffered a 2-0 defeat against MK Dons, leaving them 21st in the League One table, taking 22 points from 25 games played this season.

They look set to be in yet another relegation battle for this campaign unless they can pull off a great appointment to guide the club away from the drop zone yet again.

So who are the top six favourites to become next AFC Wimbledon manager? Find out what Sky Bet are saying below…

6) Ian Holloway

Holloway has been successful with Blackpool and Queens Park Rangers, but was most recently in charge at League Two strugglers Grimsby Town where it didn’t go as well as he’d have liked.

He resigned from the Mariners after a 2-1 home defeat against a struggling Bradford City side days before Christmas Day.

He took to his social media account, making clear the reasons as to why he left the club amid talks of a proposed takeover.

Sky Bet odds say: 7/1

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5) Neil Harris

Neil Harris was most recently sacked by Cardiff City having suffered six straight losses in the Championship.

The 43-year-old went into management with former club Millwall – who he is the all time record goalscorer for – after having several stints as caretaker manager.

In his first full season as manager, he led Millwall to the League One Playoff Final against Barnsley at Wembley after finishing 4th in the League One table and overcoming Bradford City 4–2 on aggregate in the semi-finals. The Lions lost the playoff final 3–1 to Barnsley.

He did guide the club to promotion to the Championship, again via the playoffs for the 2016/17 season. He also took the club to the FA Cup quarter finals that season. He then resigned in October 2019.

He linked up with Cardiff in November 2019, managing the Bluebirds for 62 games before his sacking and replacement by Mick McCarthy.

Sky Bet odds say: 6/1

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4) Luke Garrard

Garrard is currently in the manager of Boreham Wood who play in the National League and currently sit 14th.

His playing career saw him make appearances for Tottenham before a move to Swindon Town, and then had spells at the likes of Bishop’s Stortford, Boreham Wood and Northwood.

He did also had a four-year spell as a player with AFC Wimbledon made over 100 appearances for the club, mainly in a right side defensive role.

His managerial career has seen him only ever been in charge of Boreham Wood, joining in 2015, hanging up his playing boots the year after.

Sky Bet odds say: 6/1

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3) Emma Hayes

She is currently the manager of Chelsea Women, who currently play at AFC Wimbledon’s former ground Kingsmeadow.

Emma has been with them since 2012 and more recently set a new @BarclaysFAWSL record for the longest unbeaten in the competition’s history, getting 24 wins and 8 draws in 32 games played, losing 0 of them.

She previously served as the head coach and director of football operations for Chicago Red Stars of Women’s Professional Soccer in the US from 2008 until 24 May 2010.

Sky Bet odds say: 6/1

2) Mark Robinson

He is the first team coach for AFC Wimbledon and currently an interim manager whilst the club look for a new boss.

He knows the squad, having also previously worked with the under 18s teams, however he has no managerial pedigree and was part of the regime that oversaw the bad run that led to Hodges’ departure.

Sky Bet odds say: 3/1

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1) Danny Cowley

Cowley was most recently was sacked by Huddersfield Town, despite beating second-place West Brom in his last game in charge, which all-but-confirmed the club’s survival.

It’s understood that owner Phil Hodgkinson wanted total control over transfers — but his manager was not willing to work that way.

Danny first grabbed the attention of the country when he and his brother took Lincoln City all the way to the FA Cup Quarter Finals in 2017, causing shocks against Ipswich, Brighton and Burnley along the way.

The Imps finished the 2016/17 season crowned champions of the National League and then in the 2017/18 season finished 7th, claiming a playoff place in their first season back in the Football League and also won the EFL Trophy at Wembley.

In the 2018/19 season, Danny and Nicky Cowley’s side finished top of the League Two table and won promotion to League One.

Danny Cowley left League One high flyers Lincoln to join the Championship strugglers in September, who at the time were 23rd in the table having failed to win any of their first six matches.

Sky Bet odds say: 3/1

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