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Simon Grayson and Steve Cotterill have emerged as the front-runners for the vacant managerial position at Scunthorpe, after Nick Daws was sacked on Friday morning.
The club announced that Daws would leave with immediate effect, after the Iron succumbed to an embarrassing 5-0 defeat at Glanford Park at the hands of Fleetwood Town on Wednesday evening.
Sky Sports News report that Cotterill has been approached by club chairman Peter Swann over the vacant position.
Cotterill had been in the running after Graham Alexander was sacked earlier in the year, but decided against joining United at that time.
Journalist Pete O’Rourke has been a good ITK source for the Iron in recent times, and he touted Grayson as a front-runner for the job, via his public Twitter account.
Former Leeds and Preston boss Simon Grayson is a leading contender for the vacant manager’s job at Scunthorpe. #Iron #Scunthorpe
— Pete O’Rourke (@SportsPeteO) August 24, 2018
Former Leeds United and Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom is the current favourites with Sky Bet, at a price of 5/6.
Stuart McCall – formerly of Bradford City – is the bookies second-favourite, at 2/1 – whilst Cotterill is 11/2, and Gary Bowyer can be backed at 11/1.
O’Rourke’s tweet suggesting Grayson is in the running is an interesting one – as the former Bradford manager is 16/1 with Sky Bet – maybe worth a small punt?
We will bring any updates, as soon as there are any.
Finally, a big thank you to Nick Daws for his time and effort whilst with the club. We at Any Old Iron regretfully back the decision to sack him, even after only four games of the season – but wish him the very best of luck for the future.
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