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Ipswich Town could be turning to Neil Warnock after former Cardiff City and Sheffield United boss becomes second favourite for manager's job



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The odds have tumbled during the last 24 hours on Neil Warnock being appointed the next manager of Ipswich Town.

The job has been linked to a number of names since the decision was taken to sack Paul Cook nine days ago.

Neil Harris, who was tight lipped regarding the speculation on Friday evening, is the current favourite with the bookmakers, while the likes of Marc Bircham, Tony Mowbray and Frank Lampard have all been linked with the vacancy.

Neil Warnock is the second favourite to be appointed Ipswich Town manager. Picture: Barry Goodwin
Neil Warnock is the second favourite to be appointed Ipswich Town manager. Picture: Barry Goodwin

However, having been regarded as a long shot with the bookies throughout much of the process, BetVictor now price the out-of-work Warnock as the 5/2 second favourite.

The 73-year-old is currently without a club after losing his job as boss of Championship outfit Middlesbrough early last month.

And he has the backing of former Ipswich midfielder Darren Ambrose, who wrote on Twitter on December 5: "In my opinion Neil Warnock would get Ipswich promoted THIS season so he would be my first choice, but whoever comes into that club has a massive opportunity to turn things around and bring some positivity back."

Meanwhile, in August, Warnock told reporters that he felt Ipswich should win the League One title this season after a busy summer of transfer activity.

He said: “I just think the money they're spending they should win the league really. They are really splashing out and have a new owner and everything."

Warnock currently holds the record for the most promotions as a manager in English football, with his tally standing at eight. His first came back in 1986/87 when he guided Scarborough to the Football League, while the most recent was leading Cardiff City to the Premier League in 2018.

Another name to enter the betting market in recent days is Derek McInnes, who is a 12/1 shot.

The former Scotland international had spent the previous eight years in charge of Aberdeen prior to his departure in March.