After Jan Siewert was sacked by Huddersfield Town last week, we’ve taken a look at who are favourites for the job at the John Smith’s Stadium.
The former Borussia Dortmund II boss led the Terriers to just one win in his seven months in charge and the Championship club said first-team coach Mark Hudson will take charge of the team while a successor is found.
Take a look at who are the top six favourites below and on the next page.
6) AITOR KARANKA
Karanka is a former manager of Middlesbrough, he was with them between 2013 and 2017, taking them up by finishing as Championship runner up in the 2015/16 season.
Though he got the chop in March 2017 after being winless in their last 10 Premier League games and sitting in the relegation zone, three points from safety with 11 games remaining.
Just under a year later, he then took charge of Nottingham Forest, though in January 2019, he departed the club after having asked to be released from his contract; he left the team in seventh position, four points behind the play-off places.
When asked whether he’d be keen on a Boro return, Karanka said: “Now it is impossible because Tony is in charge. He is a manager I respect a lot because the few times I have been with him he has helped me a lot.
“It’s a shame he couldn’t do it (get Boro promoted) this season but in the future, especially in football, you never know. The relationship I have with Steve (Gibson) is amazing.”
Current odds on Sky Bet: 20/1
5) NIGEL ADKINS
Nigel Adkins has been out of a job since June 2019, after he decided against renewing his contract at Hull City stating that his and the club’s futures were “not aligned”.
In his first full season in charge, Adkins led the club from 19th to a comfortable 13th place finish in the Championship table, winning 17 of their 46 games.
He has also managed Sheffield United, Reading, Southampton, Scunthorpe United and Bangor City as well as had time with the latter club, Wigan Athletic and Tranmere Rovers as a player.
HIS MANAGERIAL HONOURS: /h3>
League One: 2006–07
League One play-offs: 2009
League One runner-up: 2010–11
Championship runner-up: 2011–12
Current odds on Sky Bet: 10/1
4) GARY ROWETT
Gary Rowett is currently without a job after he was sacked by Stoke City in January last season after failing to mount a promotion challenge, instead took them to 14th before he then departed.
As well as the Potters, the former footballer has previously managed Derby County, Burton Albion and Birmingham City.
Rowett dodged a question from Colin Murray on EFL on Quest last night about being included on the bookies’ shortlist for the new vacancy at Huddersfield Town, though expressed he’s waiting to find the right club where he can have a lengthly stay at.
Current odds on Sky Bet: 9/1
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