After the news that Crawley Town would have to be looking for a new man to take the helm at the club after Dean Saunders was appointed as the new Chesterfield Manager there has been many twists and turns in the battle to get appointed.
Last weeks favourite Nigel Worthington has moved as far out as 8/1 and also another early favourite in Danny Wilson has gone way out to 20/1.
Micky Adams who declared his interest last week is still in and around 10/1 so there has been little movement there as he stays 4th favourite, I suppose this could be deemed a safe appointment but his copy book has been blotted by the relegation he faced with Tranmere.
There has been movement in the market with there now being joint favourites in ex Cheltenham Manager Mark Yates and ex Accrington Manager James Beattie who are both at evens. To me these aren’t really the most inspiring of names as Mark Yates was sacked earlier this season from a Cheltenham side that ended up going out of the Football League and James Beattie didn’t necessarily pull up any trees at his time with Accrington. I guess here you’ve got Yates on one hand who is the more experienced manager but then Beattie is the younger of the two, so it’s the argument of up coming vs experienced, if it was up to me I would personally choose James Beattie. Whether the Crawley Town board agree is yet to be seen.
So it looks like it’s now a two horse race as the field starts to get whittled down, the big question is will Crawley go with one of these two or will another name come from nowhere and end up winning the race, we should hopefully have an answer at some point this week.