John Coleman new frontrunner for Tranmere Rovers jobby Jack Kitson / 30 April 2014, 15:25Tweet
John Coleman has emerged as the new frontrunner to take charge of Tranmere Rovers after leaving his post at Conference Premier side Southport. The 51-year-old has expressed his desire to land a new full-time job in the Football League, with bookmakers Bet Victor reacting to the news by slashing his odds from 33/1 to just 6/4 in the Next Tranmere Rovers Manager Betting.
Coleman replaces former favourite Robbie Fowler at the top of the market, with the ex-Liverpool player drifting to 6/1. Meanwhile Danny Murphy remains in the mix at 8/1, with Micky Mellon priced at 12/1 and Paul Ince at 16/1.
Coleman has previously managed Accrington Stanley, Rochdale and most recently Southport, who he took charge of for five months between December and April. During his time in charge of the Sandgrounders he won eight, drew eight and lost nine of his 25 matches at the helm, before departing on Tuesday after keeping them in the league following an 18th-place finish.
Meanwhile relegation-threatened Tranmere, led by caretaker manager John McMahon, head into the final game of the season 21st in the table and one point adrift of safety. Rovers host mid-table Bradford on Sunday knowing that a defeat will send them down, while a draw or win may be enough to keep them in the league, depending on other results.