Mark Robins Remains Favourite For Doncaster Rovers Jobby Jack Kitson / 11 January 2013, 11:16
The in-demand Coventry City boss, Mark Robins, remains the narrow favourite to replace Dean Saunders at the Keepmoat Stadium, despite stating his intent to stay at the Sky Blues. The 43-year-old, who today (Friday) won the League One Manager of the Month Award for December, is the current frontrunner with all bookmakers. On Wednesday the Next Doncaster Rovers Odds were suspended with Robins the hot odds-on favourite, leading to speculation that he was about to make the switch, only for the market to re-open on Thursday.
Doubts remain over whether Robins would actually leave a club he only joined back in September. On Thursday night he oversaw a stunning injury-time comeback at home to Preston in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy, with his side netting twice in the final minutes to clinch the match 3-2 and thus progress through to the northern area final. In the aftermath of the victory he spoke if his desire to stay at the Ricoh Arena. Furthermore Rovers have confirmed that they have not approached City to speak to Robins.
With this in mind it may be worth looking at other names in the frame, including former Rovers player Glynn Snodin, Stevenage manager Gary Smith and Bradford boss Phil Parkinson. Meanwhile Brian Flynn has put his name in the ring by expressing his interest for the job. The South Yorkshire club are currently second in League One and are currently preparing for a trip to Smith's Stevenage on Saturday, with the visitors the 6/4 favourites with Paddy Power.