Glenn Hoddle Faces Competition For Forest Positionby Jack Kitson / 19 July 2012, 09:57Tweet
Nottingham Forest's search for a new manager continues with Glenn Hoddle the narrow favourite in the betting. The former England boss has reportedly spoken twice with the Al Hasawi family as he edges closer to a dramatic return to the dugout. Meanwhile the club’s former first choice candidate, Mick McCarthy, rejected the chance to succeed Steve Cotterill following talks with the owners, while Darren Ferguson has also ruled himself out the running.
Hoddle may now be the frontrunner in the Next Nottingham Forest Manager Betting but the job is by no means his. In the last 24 hours Sean O'Driscoll has had his odds slashed, while the likes of Neil Warnock, Sven Goran Eriksson and Roy Keane are all in contention according to the latest odds. O'Driscoll was Cotterill’s first team coach at Forest last season but in May moved afield to take charge of Crawley Town. It seems unlikely that he would leave after just a couple of months but if Forest fail to lure Hoddle to the club then he may become their number one target.
Former Forest player Roy Keane is reportedly interested in the vacancy. Keane, who has been out of work for 18 months, led Sunderland to the Championship title in 2007 but is most recently remembered for his miserable spell in charge of Ipswich. Elsewhere it would be a huge shock if Warnock lefte Leeds, while Sven failed at Leicester City last season.