Following in the footsteps of the Cowley brothers will mean big shoes to fill, so who could be the next manager at Lincoln City?
Lincoln City’s management duo Danny and Nicky Cowley wrote an open letter to fans after agreeing to join Huddersfield on Monday, which they say is “without doubt, the hardest decision of [their] lives”
Huddersfield triggered a release clause in their contracts, enabling them to discuss and ultimately accept new positions with the Championship side.
The Terriers were delighted to get their man saying “there was an obvious chemistry” with the brothers.
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The supporters will now be keen to find out who will succeed the Cowley brothers as the next permanent manager at Sincil Bank.
Potential contenders for the Sincil Bank hotseat
Lincoln City have begun the process of appointing a new manager. Jamie McCombe and Andy Warrington will be taking charge of first team affairs with support from Jez George, the club’s Head of Football, until a new management team is appointed
Lincoln’s McCombe could get the chance to take the role permanently if he impresses during his spell in charge, however long that may be. Sky Bet price him at 12/1 to get the job permanently.
At the time of writing, Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth, Newport’s Michael Flynn and Phil Parkinson, who resigned as Bolton manager last month, are joint favourites to become the next permanent manager at Sincil Bank with odds of 5/1 at Sky Bet.
Nigel Adkins at 8/1 and Nathan Jones 10/1 are also on the bookies’ shortlist.
Former Premier League title-winning defender Sol Campbell, who was most recently manager at Macclesfield is priced at 14/1.