Who’s next for the hot seat?

Who’s next for the hot seat?

Following the departure of Micky Adams, there is plenty of speculation on who will be the club’s next manager. Here is a round-up of the stories.

Adams backs Page

Departing manager Micky Adams has backed caretaker Rob Page. Adams told the Sentinel: “I think it would be a real shame if the club overlooked Rob. He is ready for it and I wouldn’t want the club to miss out on the opportunity to appoint a bright young manager as good as him.”

Smurthwaite to take Rudge advice

Chairman Norman Smurthwaite has revealed he will listen to advice from legend John Rudge. Smurthwaite told the Sentinel:  “I am seeking John Rudge’s counsel, he has been a big friend of the club. John is the godfather of football in North Staffordshire, so I will be putting in a call to the godfather.”

Latest manager odds (Sky Bet as of Friday 19 Sept)

  • Rob Page 6/5
  • Neil Aspin 4/1
  • James Beattie 8/1
  • Colin Calderwood 12/1
  • Paul Cox 12/1
  • Keith Curle 12/1
  • Sean O’Driscoll 14/1
  • Gary Waddock 14/1
  • Dean Glover 14/1
  • Alan Curbishley 16/1
  • Martin Foyle 16/1
  • Nicky Butt 16/1
  • Mark Venus 20/1
  • Neil McDonald 20/1
  • Kevin Blackwell 20/1
  • Nick Barmby 20/1


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