There has been yet another twist in Crawley Town's search for a new manager, with Craig Short installed as the new bookmakers' favourite for the vacancy. The former Notts County boss replaces Sean Dyche as the frontrunner in the betting as the Sussex side’s quest to find a replacement for Sean O’Driscoll continues.
Short, who is currently the odds-on favourite in the Next Crawley Town Manager Betting, has previously managed Hungarian side Ferencvaros and most recently Notts County. Neither stint was particularly long, with Short sacked by County after just five months after paying the price for a poor start to the 2010/11 season, with just five wins and seven defeats from his 13 league fixtures in charge. The 44-year-old has been working with Derby County’s academy since last September but it is not known whether he would be interested in a return to the dugout.
With the clock rapidly ticking until the start of the new season, Crawley supporters will no doubt be getting slightly concerned. The favourite in the betting has now changed a fair few times since O'Driscoll's surprise departure earlier in July. Aldershot manager Dean Holdsworth emerged as the original leading candidate, followed by the likes of Sheffield United academy director John Pemberton and former Watford boss Sean Dyche. Dyche's odds have now lengthened to 12/1, with Gary Waddock available at 10/1 and Pemberton at 14/1, meanwhile Gareth Southgate can be backed at 16/1.