Sheffield Wednesday have started their search for a new manager after sacking Gary Megson.
The 52-year-old former West Bromwich Albion and Bolton Wanderers boss was axed just three days after guiding the Owls to a Steel City derby victory over Sheffield United, who are 1/2 with bet365 to win promotion from League One this season.
The Owls are currently third in the table and 15/8 to go up this term, but four successive defeats before Sunday’s 1-0 victory against Sheffield United ultimately cost Megson his job.
Chairman Milan Mandaric said: “This was a very difficult decision but one that has been taken with the best interests of Sheffield Wednesday at heart.
“We have 13 games to go of what is a critical season for our club and this decision has been taken because I believe we have a better chance of achieving our key aim of promotion by making the change.”