THERE was a bit of talk on this site earlier in the week about SPL sack race betting – but not many people would have picked John McGlynn.
The Hearts manager lost his job yesterday although I did point out that anyone in charge at Tynecastle was constantly under threat.
Scottish bookies McBookie.com have installed former Hearts stars Colin Cameron (Cowdenbeath) and Paul Hartley (Alloa) as the 4-1 joint favourites to be next boss but it really is a poisoned chalice.
They are followed in the betting by 5-1 pair Gary Locke and Darren Murray who have been installed as caretaker managers. Other potential candidates include Allan Johnston and Derek McInnes who are 8-1 shots.
McBookie.com spokesman Paul Petrie said: “There are so many ex-Hearts players who are impressing in their first managerial roles that this is a very open contest. However, whether any of them would want to return to the madness of Tynecastle, could end up being the deciding factor.”
Odds: 4/1 Colin Cameron 4/1 Paul Hartley 5/1 Gary Locke,Darren Murray 8/1 Allan Johnston 8/1 Derek McInnes 10/1 Craig Levein 10/1 Steven Pressley 12/1 Jimmy Calderwood 12/1 Phil Brown 14/1 Jose Couceiro 14/1 Piote Nowak 14/1 Terry Butcher 16/1 Csaba Laszlo 16/1 Derek Adams 16/1 John Robertson 20/1 Gary Bollan 25/1 Davie Weir.