Nigel Adkins is the odds-on favourite for the vacant Huddersfield Town job.
The Terriers are in the hunt for a replacement for Jan Siewert, who was sacked after a poor start to the season. Their former defender Mark Hudson has been in caretaker charge since then whilst a successor is found.
The likes of Danny Cowley, Lee Bowyer and Daniel Stendel have been linked with the position, though all seemed settled at their respective clubs. This has paved the way for Adkins to emerge as a strong candidate. He is now the odds-on 1/2 on SkyBet.
Adkins, who is 54 years-old, left Championship side Hull City at the end of the last campaign when his contract at the KCOM Stadium expired. The72 identified him as a candidate for Huddersfield in a report yesterday.
The former physiotherapist started his managerial career at Bangor City before getting the Scunthorpe United job 2006. He spent four seasons with the Iron and guided them to promotion to the Championship twice.
Adkins then took over at Southampton in 2010 and achieved back-to-back promotions from League One to the Premier League with the Saints. He was harshly sacked in 2013 and went onto have unsuccessful stints at Reading and Sheffield United.
He then boosted his reputation again at Hull City during his season-and-a-half stint there and steered the club away from relegation danger to Play-Off contenders in the last campaign.
Adkins would be a steady appointment by the Terriers and knows this league well.