Doncaster Rovers find themselves searching for a new manager ahead of the 2019/20 season, with Grant McCann having left to join Hull City.
The 39-year-old enjoyed an excellent season with Rovers last term. He led them to a sixth place finish in League One, ultimately losing on penalties in the play-off semi-finals against Charlton Athletic. They also enjoyed their joint-best ever run in the FA Cup under the Northern Irishman, reaching the fifth round.
His success with the South Yorkshire club has ultimately led to him getting the opportunity to manage in the Championship with Hull, but it leaves Doncaster in an unenviable situation as they must now find his replacement.
The club are currently accepting applications for the role, and after the 28th June will then look to press ahead with interviews. They hope to have McCann's successor in place by July.
So who will be the next man in the dugout at Doncaster Rovers? We have taken a look at the bookmakers odds to see who the contenders could be to take over at the Keepmoat.
Roy Keane early favourite to become next Doncaster Rovers manager
Bookmakers are suggesting that former Manchester United midfielder Roy Keane could be the man for the job, with Sky Bet making him favourite to take the job at 7/4.
The Irishman recently left his role as assistant manager to Martin O'Neill at Nottingham Forest, and it is thought that the main reason for leaving the City Ground was to try and rekindle his management career.
There has already been plenty of talk about where he will end up, with Paddy Power even releasing a specific market dedicated to offering odds on what Keane's next job will be. Moves to Celtic, Sunderland and Derby were all listed, but a move to Doncaster is now shorter odds than all of those options.
Keane has been a number one twice already in his career, initially at Sunderland where he enjoyed a successful stint between 2006-08. Whilst on Wearside he took the Black Cats from the relegation zone to the Championship title in just a single season, winning the Championship Manager of the Year award in the process.
He went on to keep them in the Premier League in their first season back, but struggled in the following campaign which was when he left. His second and most recent job as a manager was at Ipswich Town where he was a little less successful. He struggled to really get the Tractor Boys close to challenging for promotion, and two mid-table finishes were all he could manage before being dismissed in January 2011.
'No contact' with Steve Evans despite short odds
The second favourite with Sky Bet is former Rotherham United manager Steve Evans, who's odds sit at 15/8.
Evans was last at Peterborough United before being dismissed midway through the 2018/19 season, despite being in play-off contention. The Scot has also had spells at Mansfield Town and Leeds United recently and it is thought that he is keen to get back into work as soon as possible.
He has already been linked with plenty of other jobs this summer, including at Doncaster's League One rivals Gillingham, but as of yet nothing has come to fruition. And despite the odds for him to move to Rovers being short, it would appear that a move to South Yorkshire is also unlikely after the Doncaster Free Press reported that there has been "no contact" between Evans and the club.
Richie Wellens is the third favourite with odds of 7/1 available for him to move to the Keepmoat. However he too looks set to be out of the running having recently declared that he will not be leaving Swindon Town this summer.
That would therefore suggest that at this moment Keane is the clear favourite, with the two names currently behind him thought to be out of the question despite their shorter odds. After Wellens comes David Flitcroft at 8/1, Darren Moore is priced at 9/1 whilst odds of 10/1 are available for Michael Appleton to get the job.
Next Doncaster Rovers manager odds:
(All odds taken from Sky Bet)
- Roy Keane - 7/4
- Steve Evans - 15/8
- Richie Wellens - 7/1
- David Flitcroft - 8/1
- Darren Moore - 9/1
- Michael Appleton - 10/1
- Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink - 14/1
- Nigel Adkins - 16/1
- Uwe Rosler - 16/1
- Mark Cooper - 18/1
- Simon Grayson - 18/1