Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink In Surprise Swindon Linkby Jack Kitson / 21 February 2013, 09:43Tweet
Former Chelsea striker Jimmy Hasselbaink has emerged as the surprise new favourite in what is turning out to be an intriguing Next Swindon Town Manager Market. The Dutchman was recently working as a coach at Nottingham Forest but could now be set to embark on a career in management with the high flying Robins.
Swindon's stunning 3-1 win at promotion rivals Tranmere on Tuesday saw them soar to the summit of League One, making them an attractive prospect for any manager. The players obviously weren't reeling from the departure of Paolo Di Canio on the Monday, with the Italian walking away due to differences with the board.
Earlier on the Tuesday Di Canio had emerged as the shock favourite to return to the County Ground but his odds have since drifted to 8/1 with Sky Bet. Hasselbaink leads the way with odds of just 7/4, while Paul Buckle is next in the running at 7/2. Other contenders at this stage include Kevin Blackwell and Mike Newell.