Danny Cowley is best known for his time managing Lincoln City, where he earned the Imps two promotions from the National League and to League One for the first time since 1999. On top of this, Lincoln became the first conference side to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals in over a century, beating the likes of Brighton, Ipswich Town and Premier League outfit Burnley along the way. The following season Lincoln consolidated their status in League Two, winning the EFL Trophy via a 1-0 win against League One side Shrewsbury Town in what remains the Imp’s only ever appearance at Wembley.
Following this, Cowley was snapped up by Championship outfit Huddersfield Town and consolidated their place in the league having taken over the recently relegated Premier League side whilst they were struggling at the bottom of the division, following the sales of many key players in the summer transfer window. The former Braintree Town manager did what was expected of him, which was to keep the club in the league, and to many people’s surprise, following a 2-1 win against promotion-chasing West Brom, the 42-year-old was sacked and has remained without a job since this happened last July.
This job would be a step down for Cowley, as he has built up a reputation which should realistically earn him a job in League One, following his time at Lincoln, as well as a decent spell in the Championship with Huddersfield as mentioned above.
Cowley is priced at 7/1 to become the Valiant’s next manager.