Gary Bowyer is the favourite for the Cambridge United job on SkyBet.

The League Two side are in the hunt for a new boss after sacking Joe Dunne on Saturday after a poor run of results. The U’s are currently 21st in the league and three points off the relegation zone.

Bowyer, who is available at the moment, is the early frontrunner for the vacant post. Other candidates are former Ebbsfleet United manager Daryl McMahon, their current caretaker boss Mark Bonner and Kevin Nolan.

Bowyer left Blackpool after just a single game into this season and would be a shrewd appointment by Cambridge if they go for him.

The 47-year-old spent his playing days at Hereford United and Rotherham United. He retired in 1997 and starting his coaching career with Ilkeston Town before getting his first managerial role with Carshalton Athletic in 1998.

Bowyer spent two years with the non-league side before landing himself an academy coach role at Derby County. He spent seven years working for the Rams prior to switching to a similar role at Blackburn Rovers in 2004.

He was appointed first-team manager of Blackburn in May 2013 and spent just under two years in the dugout at Ewood Road. Bowyer was sacked in November 2015 but returned to management swiftly with Blackpool.

Bowyer impressed with the Seasiders under difficult circumstances and guided them to promotion to League One in 2017. He then kept them up in the third tier last season. Could he get back into the game with Cambridge United now?


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