Peterborough next manager odds: Evans favourite, Redfearn, Carver long shots

Neil Redfearn

The Rotherham United boss is the odds-on early favourite - but the men Leeds and Newcastle United parted company with over the summer are long shots.

After Peterborough's sacking of Dave Robertson, the initial odds have linked a wide range of names from Rotherham boss Steve Evans to Jack Collison (!) for the position of Posh manager, according to Sky Bet.

But it's Evans who leads the way, with the Rotherham boss 2/1 favourite and having been linked with Peterborough in the past. Another Darren Ferguson return is only 8/1 but Evans, Graham Westley and Grant McCann are all ahead of him in the running.

If the current favourite does land the job with Rotherham bottom of the Championship, though, can that be considered a cop out from the 52-year-old?

Another interesting name, meanwhile, is that of former Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn - at 16/1.

Leeds parted company with the 50-year-old this summer despite Redfearn spending a number of years at Elland Road and developing a rapport with the Yorkshire club's fanbase. Level with 'Redders' are the likes of Lee Clark, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Ian Holloway, Nigel Clough and more.

If Redfearn gets the go ahead, though, Leeds fans will likely take an interest in how he gets on at Peterborough.

An even more intriguing name, however, is that of John Carver, who Newcastle United dismissed after nearly getting relegated under his leadership this summer.

Carver made a name for himself for all the wrong reasons at Newcastle but is shorter than a couple of other names for the Posh job.

Both Alan Curbishley and the aforementioned Collison, for instance, are at longer prices of 33/1, according to Sky Bet. But the former Newcastle boss's odds of 25/1 make him level with the likes of Roy Keane, Gary Megson and Alan Irvine. Perhaps something for the Magpies faithful to watch out for...

It's Rotherham boss Evans who leads the way, though. Will that please Peterborough fans?

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