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Speculation is mounting on who will take the hot seat at the Peninsula Stadium, with the likely man being touted as ex-Ammies player and current Swindon Town manager Richie Wellens, who is the current odds-on favorite with the bookmakers.
Multiple betting sites currently have Wellens as 8/11 favorite to take over the reins at Salford City FC.
An announcement could be imminent.
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Wellens himself has been playing down the rumors linking him to the job, he said: “the betting markets are very volatile so take no notice of them”.
The current favorite for the job, Wellens had a brief spell as a player at the Peninsula Stadium in September of 2016.
Wellens’ Swindon Town are currently sat 21st in SkyBet League One with six points on the board.
Salford City currently sit in eighth place in SkyBet League Two on 13 points under the current stewardship of interim manager Paul Scholes.
Scholes has so far had a mixed bag of results overseeing one win, one draw and one loss in three games.
Scholes early last week ruled himself out of the position full time, he said: “I was happy to take over for now but we need to find an experienced manager, an experienced coach in this league and the sooner we do that, the better”.
Other potential names in the fray include ex-Wigan boss Paul Cook, current Salford Development Squad manager Warren Joyce and ex-Manchester United hardman midfielder Roy Keane.
Fan reaction to this news has been mixed with some Salford fans crying out for an appointment with a richer pedigree.
It is clear to see the anticipation surrounding the new Ammies manager is high, for more on sport see here.