The start of the 2012/13 season is now under two months away but League Two side Gillingham are remaining calm as they continue their search for a new manager. Chairman Paul Scally recently informed supporters that he will not rush his decision and has spoken to 12 potential candidates so far. However, with the players returning to training at the start of July Scally will no doubt be eager to find a replacement for Andy Hessenthaler by the end of June.
Gillingham sacked manager Hessenthaler at the end of last season after he failed to guide the club into the League Two play‑offs. The Next Gillingham Manager Betting market shows that it is Martin Allen who remains the hot favourite to become the new boss at Priestfield. At the moment Allen is out of work after his short-contract with Barnet came to an end last season. Meanwhile Bahrain manager Peter Taylor and Steve Constantine, who currently manages Cypriot team Nea Salamis, are also in the mix, with Alex Scott, David James and Micky Adams also believed to be in with a chance.
Gillingham will open the 2012/13 season with a home match against Bradford City on Saturday 18th August and they finish away to Burton Albion on 27th April. Bet365 have priced the club at 18/1 to win League Two and 4/1 to get promoted at the end of the campaign. Last season The Gills finished just two pints outside the top 7 and with a new manager in the helm they will be gunning to get themselves firmly in the mix this time around.