Gareth Ainsworth installed as favourite for Lincoln City manager's job

Sports: Gareth Ainsworth installed as favourite for Lincoln City manager’s job

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Gareth Ainsworth has shot to the top of the bookmakers’ odds to be the next Lincoln City manager after hinting he would be open to a return to the club.

In an interview published yesterday, the Wycombe Wanderers manager said the Imps shared his ambition of wanting to reach the Championship.

He said: “If somebody did come knocking, I’m sure that the Wycombe fans would understand that it’s decision time.”

Since then, Ainsworth’s odds to succeed Danny Cowley have come in from 7/1 to 6/4.

Newport County manager Michael Flynn, thought to be another leading contender for the role, is now joint-second favourite with BetVictor.

Michael Flynn
Michael Flynn
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He was the early favourite with bookmakers and was evens at one stage, but his odds have drifted to 4/1.

A surprise name, King’s Lynn Town manager Ian Culverhouse, can also be backed at 4/1.

Imps coach Jamie McCombe, who has been placed in caretaker charge of the team until the new manager is appointed, is fourth favourite at 8/1.

Former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane and ex-Notts County boss Kevin Nolan, who has expressed his interest in the job, are both 14/1.

The odds of two experienced, out-of-work managers, Nigel Adkins and Phil Parkinson, have drifted out to 20/1.

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