Mark Robins hot favourite for Notts County after takeover is completedby Jack Kitson / 11 January 2017, 15:41
There’s been a major move in the betting to become the Next Notts County Manager as Mark Robins is slashed to a minuscule 1/5 (Sky Bet) following a flurry of bets.
The move in the market comes shortly after Nottingham businessman Alan Hardy confirmed that he’s completed the takeover of the League Two club, with a managerial appointment expected on Thursday.
Magpies fans will no doubt be hoping that the club now has a period of consistency following the trigger-happy days under Ray Trew.
Finally got there guys, thank you for all your tremendous support! Now let's get this Club back where it belongs! New World starts today! https://t.co/DwOb6L807P— Alan Hardy (@Bigalanh5) January 11, 2017
Prospective new boss Robins has been out-of-work for a year since losing his job at Scunthorpe after a run of two wins from eight games.
But, the 47-year-old now looks to be on the cusp of returning to the dugout with League Two strugglers Notts County.
County sacked John Sheridan nine days ago following a nine game losing streak, a rotten tally which has since been extended to double figures (a club record) under caretaker boss Alan Smith, who originally emerged as the favourite for the post, but has since drifted out to 16/1.
Similarly, the likes of David Flitcroft, Gary McAllister and Justin Edinburgh are now further back in the betting following Robins’ move in the market.
Looks to have been a sudden rush of betting on Mark Robins to be the new #notts manager - now 5-1 ON....— Robin Chipperfield (@sportchippers) January 11, 2017