Chris Powell is the bookies favourite to succeed Nigel Pearson as Derby County manager, after an impressive start for the ex-Charlton boss as Rams caretaker.
After being suspended by the club last month, Pearson departed at the weekend, ending a difficult tenure at the east Midlands club.
Powell has taken charge of Derby’s last two fixtures, and after picking up a 2-0 win away at Cardiff and a 1-1 draw with Reading, has almost doubled the club’s points while doubling their goal tally.
The former England international has done his chances of getting the job on a permanent basis no harm at all, and the bookies make Powell the 10/11 favourite.
Birmingham City’s Gary Rowett is second in the betting, with the Blues boss 5/2 to rejoin the club he spent three seasons at in the mid-90s.
After impressing at Burton Albion, Rowett is doing a similar job at St Andrew’s, with Birmingham sitting in the play-off places having lost just once this term.
Next up comes free agent Steve Bruce, who has been without a club since quitting Hull City shortly before the season began.
Steve McClaren is the final name judged as a reasonable, according to the latest odds.
The club haven’t confirmed who will take charge of this weekend’s fixture against Leeds United, but according to a local poll, 75 per cent said they would be happy should Powell be handed the reigns.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing