After just missing out on the Dundee United job to Jackie McNamara on Tuesday speculation is now growing that Steven Pressley is set to take charge of Championship side Huddersfield Town. The Terriers have been on the prowl for a new manger since early last week following the sacking of Simon Grayson but now rumours are rife that they have found their man.
Pressley was today (Wednesday) installed as the hot new frontrunner in the Next Huddersfield Town Manager Market after his odds were drastically cut from 12/1 (Sky Bet) to just 4/7. The 39-year-old has replaced the former Southampton boss Nigel Adkins (now 4/1) at the top of the pile, with Owen Coyle dropping further back to 10/1 in the betting.
Pressley, a former Rangers and Celtic player, is currently in charge of Falkirk, with whom he has been in charge for three years. He was unable to prevent the club from getting relegated down to the Scottish First Division at the end of the 2009/10 season, with the club finishing the subsequent two campaigns in third. At the moment they are 5th in the table and nearly 20 points adrift of league leaders Morton.
In the meantime caretaker boss Mark Lillis, who remains in the running, will take charge for Town's match at home to Crystal Palace. Sky Bet have installed Palace as the 5/4 favourites, while Town can be backed at 21/10, with a draw priced at 12/5.