Darren Ferguson emerges as surprise contender for Birmingham City manager's job with bookies

Harry Redknapp, Manager of Birmingham City looks on after the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Birmingham City and AFC Bournemouth at St Andrews (stadium) on August 22, 2017 in...

The Doncaster Rovers boss is now 10/1 to succeed Harry Redknapp at Birmingham City.

Darren Ferguson, manager of Doncaster Rovers shows appreciation to the fans during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Doncaster Rovers at Emirates Stadium on September...Darren Ferguson, manager of Doncaster Rovers

Doncaster Rovers boss Darren Ferguson has emerged as a surprise contender for the Birmingham City manager's job with bookmakers Sky Bet.

Ferguson has gone from not being listed at all to joint-fifth favourite for the role at 10/1 - alongside Alan Pardew, Nigel Adkins and Quique Sanchez Flores.

The Scot led Doncaster to promotion last season, but saw his side beaten at home to Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday, leaving them 18th in League One.

He had been linked with the Oldham Athletic job, only for Doncaster to deny those rumours earlier this week.

However, the chance to return to the Championship with Birmingham could appeal to Ferguson, whose father, Sir Alex, is the legendary ex-Manchester United manager.

Ostersund's head coach Graham Potter reacts during the UEFA Europa League Group J football match between Zorya Lugansk and Ostersunds FK in Lviv on September 14, 2017.Graham Potter, the Ostersunds head coach

Another new name on Sky Bet's list of possible appointments is Ostersunds boss Graham Potter, who is now 16/1.

The 42-year-old was born in Solihull and played for Birmingham in the early 1990s, but has been managing Ostersunds - with whom he won the Swedish Cup earlier this year - since 2011.

Aitor Karanka (6/4) continues to lead the betting, ahead of Steve McClaren (7/2), Lee Carsley (9/2) and Steve Cotterilll (5/1).

Would Ferguson be a good appointment for Birmingham?

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