LATEST ODDS: Who will be the next Hartlepool United manager?

Hartlepool United's hunt for a new manager started in earnest last night, with the news that four applicants had already been spoken to by chairman Gary Coxall.

Monday, 16th January 2017, 11:13 am
Updated Monday, 16th January 2017, 11:16 am
Dave Jones during his time as Sheffield Wednesday manager.

Pools are expected to move quickly this week to replace Craig Hignett, who was given his marching orders after a poor run of results which has seen side draw a blank in seven of their last nine games.

But who is in the running to step into the top job at the Northern Gas & Power Stadium?

Here are the latest odds, courtesy of Sky Bet.

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And it's fair to say there are a few surprise names in the list.

Dave Jones is still the frontrunner but his price is drifting, having been 1/10 favourite yesterday.

One man who has been backed in the last 24 hours is former Pools Under-21 boss Sam Collins, who is taking temporary charge of the team as things stand. The Mail understands Collins is unlikely to be given the reins by Coxall & Co.

Next permanent Hartlepool United manager

Dave Jones 1/5

Sam Collins 11/2

Neil Redfearn 10/1

Ritchie Humphreys 12/1

Rob Page 12/1

Alan Stubbs 14/1

David Flitcroft 16/1

Dean Saunders 16/1

Kenny Jackett 16/1

Mark Robins 16/1

Steve Cotterill 16/1

Tony Mowbray 16/1

Micky Adams 25/1

Ronnie Moore 25/1

Kevin Keegan 50/1