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Top six favourites to become the next Luton manager

Who are the top six favourites to become the next Luton manager? We take a look at the odds according to Sky Bet and it includes former bosses.

On the 24th of April, Town parted company with Graeme Jones with the club lying in 23rd and in the Championship relegation zone.

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They got rid of him as part as the Bedfordshire side’s restructure to survive coronavirus pandemic with the 2019/20 season suspended. They had 35 points after 37 games before the decision was made.

Luton said assistant manager Gary Brabin, first-team coach Inigo Idiakez and technical goalkeeping coach Imanol Etxeberria also had their contracts terminated with immediate effect.

So who will be the replacement? Take a look at the top six favourites below…

6) Gareth Ainsworth – 16/1

Currently managing Wycombe Wanderers who sit 8th in their first season back in League One. He guided the Chairboys to League Two promotion by finishing 3rd in 2018/19. It has seen him linked with many jobs in the EFL and listed as a favourite, however he still remains at Adams Park.

He’s also been a former footballer most notably for Preston, Lincoln, Port Vale, Wimbledon, QPR and of course Wycombe.

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5) Michael Duff – 14/1

He is the current manager of League Two side Cheltenham Town who sit 5th in the table. Like Ainsworth, he’s never managed a first team club permanently before their current.

He’s been in charge of the Robins since 2018 and has a win percentage of 39.3 from 89 matches managed so far.

He is also an ex-footballer, playing for clubs such as Cheltenham, Cirencester and Burnley, making over 600 appearances in total and scoring 22 as a centre back.

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4) Michael Flynn – 12/1

Michael Flynn is the manager of League Two club Newport County, who are struggling in 15th compared to a playoff finish for the 2018/19 season.

Like others in this article, he’s been listed as favourites for the job of many other clubs, though he’s remained loyal.

He’s won 39.9 percent of the 178 games he’s managed at County, which included surprising winning cup and league runs.

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3) Mick Harford – 8/1

Mick Harford was an intern boss at Kenilworth Road for the 2018/19 season, which he oversaw Luton’s promotion back to the Championship.

It was in January 2016 that he returned to the club as chief recruitment officer with responsibility for scouting, but after Nathan Jones departed for Stoke in January 2019, Harford was appointed as the club’s caretaker manager.

After five wins in his first six league games in charge, putting the club six points clear at the top of the League One table, Harford’s appointment was extended until the end of the 2018–19 season.

He’s previously been a caretaker at QPR and Nottingham Forest and a boss at Rotherham.

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2) Stephen Robinson – 6/1

Stephen Robinson is currently manager of Motherwell, who sit 3rd in the Scottish Premiership.

He is also a former player for Luton, Bristol City, Preston, Bournemouth and Tottenham, making a total of 458 appearances and scoring 62 between 1993 and 2008.

The only other job he’s had as manager was with Oldham Athletic between 2006 and 2007. He won 7, drew 11 and lost 15 of the 33 games in charge.

Others listed by the bookmaker are Paul Tisdale, Paul Heckingbottom, Paul Hurst, Ian Evatt and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink among many others which can be seen HERE.

Now you’ve seen the top six favourites to become the next Luton manager, who do you think will replace Graeme Jones? Let us know!

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