Steve Evans becomes clear favourite for Peterborough job, Redfearn and Rosler also mentioned

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Steve Evans is the hot favourite for the Peterborough United job.

Peterborough United parted company with manager Graham Westley on Saturday evening – and Leeds boss Steve Evans is one of the frontrunners for the job, according to bookmakers.

Westley, who impressed as manager of Stevenage before a disastrous spell in charge of Preston North End, had made a bright start to life at London Road, but Saturday's 2-0 home defeat to Scunthorpe United was enough for chairman Darragh MacAnthony, despite only hiring Westley in September 2015.

Now on the lookout for a new manager again having also parted ways with Dave Robertson at the start of the campaign, Peterborough need to get this appointment right – and some major names are being mentioned.

Current caretaker Grant McCann, a Posh favourite from his playing days, is the second favourite at 3/1 with Sky Bet, and the only man ahead of him is Leeds boss Evans.

The Scot is out of contract at the end of the season, and even though there are only two games of the Championship season left to go, there has still been little indication from chairman Massimo Cellino on whether Evans will be staying at Elland Road.

Since his appointment in October, Evans has had some ups and downs, but currently has Leeds in the top half of the table after a four-game unbeaten run – and that has understandably triggered some interest.

Evans is the 7/4 favourite for the Peterborough job, as he brings great League One experience – he won the 2014 League One play-off final with Rotherham to win promotion – with him, making him just what Peterborough are looking for right now.

Other notable names include two ex-Leeds managers Uwe Rosler (14/1) and Neil Redfearn (20/1), whilst Steve Cotterill, Neil Lennon, Chris Powell and Dougie Freedman are also among the frontrunners for the job.

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