Curbishley odds-on for Ipswich

  • Last Updated: October 24 2012, 20:34 BST

Former West Ham and Charlton boss Alan Curbishley is now the odds-on favourite with Sky Bet to be named new manager of Ipswich Town following the departure of Paul Jewell.

Alan Curbishley: Installed as favourite for Ipswich manager's job

Tuesday night's home defeat by Derby County, which sent the Tractor Boys to the bottom of the Championship, proved to be the final nail in the coffin for Jewell.

Curbishley was initially installed as the early 2/1 favourite but his position at the head of the market has strengthened, despite reports suggesting Dougie Freedman had been approached.

Freedman is still expected to become Bolton boss having left Crystal Palace earlier this week but is 10/1 with Sky Bet to become Town boss.

Recently sacked Trotters manager Owen Coyle has moved into the reckoning at 7/1 while Mick McCarthy is regarded Curbishley's main rival for the job at 3/1.

McCarthy, who has been out of work since his sacking at Wolves last season, is also in the frame for the

vacant Crystal Palace job at 3/1, just behind former Eagles boss Steve Coppell at 5/4.

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