Steve Evans catapulted to the top of the next Coventry City manager marketby Jack Kitson / 06 October 2016, 13:11
Steve Evans has been catapulted to the summit of the Next Coventry City Manager Market after his odds were slashed from 8/1 down to just 6/4, making him the fresh favourite to replace Tony Mowbray.
Coventry have been on the hunt for a new manager for a week following last Thursday's resignation of Mowbray, who left the League One strugglers following a winless start to the season.
So far the likes of ex Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill, former Sky Blues gaffer Steven Pressley, and caretaker boss Mark Venus have featured prominently in the betting, however Evans is now the man grabbing the headlines.
The former Rotherham, Crawley and Leeds United boss has been out of work since he was harshly sacked by the Whites in the summer.
The 53-year-old become the latest victim of Massimo Cellino's ruthless regime, losing his job after just seven months at the helm.
However, Evans left the club with his reputation intact.
The passionate Scot has achieved plenty of promotions (nine in total) at different levels of the game, but is arguably best known for leading Rotherham up from League Two into the Championship, before preserving the club's second-tier status.
Fiery Evans has buckets of heart, passion and personality, and could perhaps be just the jolt of electricity that Coventry so desperately crave.