MacDonald backed for Blackburn

  • Last Updated: December 27 2012, 20:21 GMT

Kevin MacDonald has become the favourite to become the next Blackburn manager after the sacking of Henning Berg.

Kevin MacDonald: Favourite for vacant Blackburn post

MacDonald has been installed as the front runner to move to Ewood Park at 1/4 with Sky Bet after Berg was sacked after just 10 games in charge on Thursday morning.

Berg, who signed a three-year contract on October 31, managed to steer the club to just one victory in his 57 days at the helm and the 1-0 defeat at Middlesbrough on Boxing Day saw them slip to 17th in the Championship table.

Mark Hughes - the former Rovers boss has drifted to 4/1, while Tim Sherwood can be backed at 12/1 for this post.

Sky Bet Football Trader Chris Spicer said: "Hughes was the man people initially went for and would appear to be the fans' choice.

"However, we have since seen a series of hefty bets on MacDonald. He was linked with the club last week and perhaps punters are putting two and two together."

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