Bookmaker Michael Carrick’s favorite for next Swindon Town manager

FORMER Manchester United caretaker boss Michael Carrick is the current favorite to replace Ben Garner as Swindon Town head coach, according to BetVictor.

City have been looking for a replacement since Garner left the County Ground for Charlton Athletic last Wednesday.

Carrick, whose only previous managerial experience was his three-game spell at the Red Devils, had seen his chances reduced to 1-2 after a series of bets throughout the weekend before coming back to 2-1.

The Englishman’s main competitor, according to the bookie, is recent Aston Villa Under-23 boss Mark Delaney, with the Welshman rated just 4-1 to launch his own senior management career.

Elsewhere, Brighton U-23 head coach Andrew Crofts had been an early favorite but his chances dwindled to 12/1, putting him alongside former Swindon player Paul Caddis , as a potential outsider.

Argus’ Brighton and Hove Albion correspondent Brian Owen believes that although Crofts have done well in the U23 setup, it would be a “bold appointment” if Town handed him the head coaching job at the County Ground.

Ryan Mason is another man tipped to take over at SN1, but he’s also seen his chances drop to 20-1.

The Tottenham Hotspur first-team coach spent a few months on loan at Swindon – making 16 appearances and scoring five goals before injury ended his spell early.

City technical director Sandro Di Michele said ahead of the weekend that the club had a shortlist of credible candidates with whom they are now in detailed conversation.

The process of whittling down those contenders has begun, but Di Michele was reluctant to confirm a schedule with so many variables involved.

In a press release released Friday by the clubTown said they “understand the urgency” of appointing a new boss but also were “committed to finding the right candidate for the job”.

“We are looking for someone who will play an expansive and engaging brand of football, develop young players, provide a bridge between the Academy and the first team and engage with our fans and the local community,” the statement read. .

He continued: “We want someone who is invested in the long-term project of Football Club, and we are committed to finding that person.

“Once again, we understand the need and urgency to sign a new head coach with pre-season only a few weeks away, and we would like to thank all of our fans for their continued support and patience.”