Long-serving Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth is the red-hot favourite to take the hot seat at Deepdale as relegation looms for the Chairboys. Despite a relegation soon to be on the 47-year-old's CV, Ainsworth has worked wonders at Adams Park in actually getting them into the Championship. Having taken the role as permanent manager in 2013 after spells as a player-coach and caretaker manager, the club have found themselves on an upward trajectory ever since.
Wycombe were in League Two at the time of Ainsworth's appointment, meaning he has overseen an unlikely two promotions for a club with a significantly lower wage budget than the teams they compete with. Also, during Ainsworth's eight years in charge, he has clocked up an impressive 404 games (157 wins, 149 losses) and averaged a points per game total of 1.41.
These credentials make Ainsworth the favourite for the job at Deepdale, and despite having a long-lasting affiliation with Wycombe, the 47-year-old may feel he has taken them as far as he can and sees him priced at 4/1.