Paul Ince has become the surprise new favourite to replace Andy Thorn at Coventry City. The former Blackburn Rovers and MK Dons manager has replaced Phil Brown at the top of the betting, as reports emerge that the League One side have cut down their shortlist down to just three men, following a series of interviews. The other two candidates are believed to be Mark Robins and the previous frontrunner Phil Brown.
Last week rumours were rife that Brown had landed the job, but it now appears that he will have to fight it out with both Ince and Robins in the Next Coventry Manager Betting. Ince has been out of work since leaving Notts County in April 2011 following a shocking run of nine consecutive defeats, while Robins has been out of a job since leaving Barnsley at the end of the 2010/11 season.
Caretaker manager Richard Shaw's chances of landing the job now appear to be pretty slim, following a defeat away to Tranmere Rovers last weekend. Coventry have now lost twice since he was placed in temporary charge and after five games in League One they second from bottom and yet to register a win. The Sky Blues travel to Shrewsbury on Tuesday, with Paddy Power pricing them at 13/10 to come away with their first three points of the campaign. Meanwhile Shrewsbury have been handed of 13/10, with a draw available at 11/5.