After Joe Dunne was sacked by Cambridge United on Saturday, we’ve taken a look at who are favourites for the job at Abbey Stadium.
The U’s have managed to win just five of their last 20 league games this season, leaving them 21st place in the League Two table and three points clear of relegation.
Graham Daniels, Director of Football, said: “On behalf of the Board I would like to thank Joe for everything he has done for Cambridge United. It is never easy to part company with a Head Coach – particularly someone who has played a number of significant roles at the Club over several years and for whom everyone at Cambridge United has great affection and respect.
“Results have however dictated the need for change. We believe we have the talent in this squad to be further up the table. Whilst the team has shown its ability in patches during the season we have struggled to find consistency. As a result the Board came to the conclusion that the team would benefit from a change of leadership.
“We have already started the search to recruit a successor to Joe. Mark Bonner will take charge of the First Team on an interim basis over the coming weeks.”
Joe Dunne added: “Thank you to the club for the opportunity and I wish all the staff, the players and the fans of Cambridge United every success for the future.”
Take a look at who are the top six favourites below and on the next page.
6th) DARREN FERGUSON
In June, Darren Ferguson resigned as manager of League One club Doncaster Rovers after “discussions with the board”.
Over the summer, his well known father Sir Alex Ferguson had been ill in hospital after suffering the brain haemorrhage.
Darren has also managed Peterborough United (two spells) and Preston North End.
– League Two runners-up: 2007–08
– League One runners-up: 2008–09
– League One playoffs (promoted): 2010–11
– Football League Trophy: 2013–14
– Football League Two third place: 2016–17
Current odds on Sky Bet: 12/1
5th) STEVE COTTERILL
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Steve Cotterill managed Birmingham City but was sacked in March 2018.
The other clubs he has managed are Sligo Rovers, Cheltenham Town, Stoke City, Burnley, Notts County, Portsmouth, Nottingham Forest and Bristol City.
– FA Trophy winners: 1997-98
– Football Conference runners-up: 1997-98
– Football Conference champions: 1998-99
– Football League Third Division play-off winners: 2001-02
– Football League Two champions: 2009-10
– Football League Trophy winners: 2014-15
– Football League One champions: 2014-15
Current odds on Sky Bet: 10/1
4th) MARK BONNER
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Mark Bonner, the Assistant Head Coach, takes charge of the first team with immediate effect.
He was the former academy manager but made the step up in January before making a permanent move in April.
Bonner was also Richard Money’s number two briefly.
Current odds on Sky Bet: 8/1
Take a look at the top three favourites on the next page.
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