After Redknapp and Maradona, punters settle on Ferguson

12 July 2012 08:28
The bookmakers have found a clear favourite for the vacant Nottingham Forest job

A host of ambitious names were bandied about on Wednesday afternoon after the club's new Kuwaiti owners made their first decision since taking over and opted to part company with Steve Cotterill.

Harry Redknapp distanced himself quickly from talk linking him with the job while even Diego Maradona was the subject of some interest from punters.

Slightly more realistically and now the odds-on favourite however is Peterborough United manager Darren Ferguson, reportedly the subject of an approach from the Reds before the takeover was even announced last week.

Money has also been seen for Championship promotion specialist Mick McCarthy.