Mick McCarthy is now favourite with some bookies to become next Leeds United manager with odds as low as 3/1 with Paddy Power. 

McCarthy, who has two Championship titles to his name with Sunderland (2004-05) and Wolves (2008-09) was sacked by Wolves following a run of 22 games that saw the Barnsley born manager pick up only 14 points.

With similar odds to McCarthy, Neil Redfearn is still considered favourite with some bookies despite a 2-1 home defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.

Also sharing odds as low as 3/1 with Labrokes and William Hill is one of the earlier favourites Steve Bruce.

Elsewhere, Neil Warnock‘s long time assistant Keith Curle was spotted at Elland Road this weekend but at 5/1, this seems to have had little effect on Warnock’s odds.

Other names being linked with the job include Paul Ince with odds as low as 6/1 at Sky Bet, Keith Hill and Dougie Freedman (both 8/1 with Ladbrokes) and Dave Jones (7/1 Ladbrokes).

With so many names still in the hat, it’s difficult to predict who will be next Leeds United manager at this stage. The relatively short odds on so many different candidates suggest bookies are no wiser than we are, but with such an open field, they’ll be raking the cash in regardless of who Ken Bates name as Simon Grayson’s successor.