Betting update: Manager odds dramatically shorten for Nottingham Forest post
By Harvey Byrne
The odds have been shortened considerably on manager Kenny Jackett taking the vacant Nottingham Forest post.
Bookmaker Sky Bet have priced the 55-year-old at 5/2 to take over the famous side’s managerial role following the sacking of Philippe Montanier earlier this month.
This follows from Twitter account ‘Oddschanger’, who shared that the former Wolves boss was priced at 28/1 beforehand.
Kenny Jackett has today been cut to 2/1 from 28/1 to be the next Nottingham Forest manager.
— Oddschanger (@Oddschanger) January 31, 2017
Jackett is currently behind caretaker manager Gary Brazil (4/5) in the running for the job.
However, David Unsworth (6/1), Paul Heckingbottom (8/1) and Gary Rowett (12/1) are priced considerably higher behind him.
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Nottingham Forest are currently sat in 19th place in the Championship table and are desperate for a new man to take charge to improve on their current position.
The managerless club are still looking to make new signings on deadline-day and have already confirmed the signing of Joao Teixeira on loan from Wolves, while Gboly Ariyibi is reportedly undergoing a medical ahead of a move away from Chesterfield.
They are unlikely to announce Jackett on deadline-day, but if a deal is close for him to take charge then he could be having a say in some of the deals.
Football Insider verdict:
Jackett has a vast amount of experience of the Championship and that is what is needed for Nottingham Forest at this moment in time. Owner Fawaz Al-Hasawi has made stupid appointments like Montanier, Stuart Pearce and Dougie Freedman for too long now and he must adapt his way of thinking when appointing the new man. Jackett has had success in the second tier with Millwall and Wolves in the past and it was only in 2014 that he was named the League One manager of the year, showing that he still has something to offer after 21 years in management. The appointment of Jackett would certainly ease a lot of supporters minds and it would help bring a feel good factor back to the once famous club.
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