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Next Gillingham FC manager odds – Steve Lovell odds-on to be promoted

Gillingham FC searching for a new manager after Ady Pennock sacked at the Priestfield Stadium

UPDATE 01.11.17
Steve Lovell is now the 1/2 favourite to become the next manager of Gillingham, with the caretaker manager of the Kent club looking increasingly likely to be promoted from within. Graham Westley is now a 4/1 chance for the job, with Keith Millen available at 6/1 and Steve Evans a 10/1 poke.

UPDATE 24.10.17
Graham Westley is a 6/4 chance to take the Gillingham manager’s job although many supporters are confused as to why it’s taken so long to appoint a new manager. Steve Lovell is a 9/4 poke, with Keith Millen now 4/1 and Steve Evans available at 6/1. Martin Allen is a 10/1 shot and the betting market has currently stagnated, with the club unable to make a decision.

UPDATE 18.10.17
Graham Westley is now the 4/6 favourite to become the next Gillingham manager, with the Kent side still without a boss although they’ve recently collected four points from matches against Peterborough and Wigan.

Westley is an experienced manager although he will split opinion among Gills supporters, with Steve Lovell available at 7/4 and Steve Evans is a 5/1 chance. Keith Millen has now drifted to 10/1 and Martin Allen is the same price.

UPDATE 12.10.17
Keith Millen is now the new favourite to become the next Gillingham FC manager, with the former Crystal Palace coach 6/5 with BetVictor to replace Adrian Pennock. The Gills are struggling badly at the foot of the League One table and they are chronically short of goals, with Millen having had plenty of experience at Selhurst Park and also Bristol City.

Steve Evans is a 13/8 shot although Mansfield are reluctant to let go of a manager who was supposed to be leading a promotion charge at Field Mill this season, while Shaun Derry is a 6/1 chance and Jay Saunders is available at 8/1. Caretaker boss Peter Taylor is 10/1.

UPDATE 09.10.17
Shaun Derry has drifted over the weekend to become the next manager of Gillingham, although he’s still 6/4 to take charge. Steve Evans is the same odds and perhaps the Mansfield boss is ready to leave Field Mill after a modest start to the season with the League Two club.

Martin Allen has now entered the reckoning, with the former Gills boss available at 2/1, while caretaker manager Peter Taylor is an 8/1 chance.

UPDATE 05.10.17
Shaun Derry is now the 2/5 favourite to become the next Gillingham manager, despite the Kent club having made a failed approach to speak with Steve Evans. There are rumours that the Gills will again try to approach the Mansfield manager, although the odds suggest that they might be talking to Cambridge United instead, the club where Derry currently manages.

Caretaker boss Peter Taylor once again prepares the team on Sunday for a televised clash against Portsmouth which we’ve previewed here, although he’s not expected to take the role on a permanent basis even if BetVictor are offering odds of 6/1.

Martin Allen is an 8/1 shot although it’s currently looking like Derry could be the man.

Next Gillingham Manager Odds – BetVictor

Shaun Derry: 2/5
Peter Taylor: 6/2
Steve Evans: 8/1
Martin Allen: 8/1
Nolberto Solano 14/1
Chris Powell 25/1

UPDATE 03.10.17
Gillingham’s hunt for a new manager continues and Steve Evans is now the 5/2 favourite with BetVictor, with the Kent club having made an approach for the current manager of Mansfield Town.

Evans has made little secret of the fact that he should be managing at a higher level than League Two, with the former Rotherham United manager open to the prospect of making the switch from Field Mill to the Priestfield, although much depends on whether Mansfield allow him to hold talks.

Should Evans remain with the Stags, Shaun Derry or Peter Taylor could be battling it out to get the job, although Derry also has a position at the moment and might want to remain with Cambridge United.

Derry is an 11/4 chance while Taylor is 4/1 and the latter is currently in caretaker charge of the Gills, although his recent comments suggest he’s not in a position to go ahead on a permanent basis. Martin Allen is a 6/1 poke, while Nolberto Solano is an 8/1 chance.

UPDATE 29.09.17
Shaun Derry has emerged as the 13/8 favourite to become the next manager of Gillingham, with the current Cambridge United manager heading the betting market at BetVictor and perhaps he’s open to a new challenge and the jump up from League Two to League One.

Peter Taylor remains in the shake-up at odds of 3/1 and Nolberto Solano has drifted to 4/1 after the Peruvian was previously favourite to replace the departed Adrian Pennock. Chris Powell is a 10/1 shot and Chris Kinnear is now a 20/1 shot.

UPDATE 27.09.17
The search for a new Gillingham manager continues, with Nolberto Solano currently trading at odds of 6/4 with BetVictor free bets and it would be a big story if the Peruvian took charge at the Priestfield Stadium.

Some Gills fans might have reservations about Solano taking charge, with former boss Peter Taylor trading at 5/2 and he would be seen as a safer pair of hands as the Kent side aim to roll their sleeves up in a bid to stay in League One.

Chris Powell is a 8/1 poke and has experience of management at Charlton and Huddersfield, while Billy Davies and Richard Money are next in the betting at 16/1 although all eyes remain on Solano for now!

Next Gillingham Manager Odds – BetVictor

Nolberto Solano: 6/4
Peter Taylor: 5/2
Chris Powell: 8/1
Jay Saunders: 10/1
Chris Kinnear: 20/1
Gianfranco Zola: 25/1
Kevin Davies: 25/1
Matt Glazier: 1500/1


Gillingham have parted company with Adrian Pennock, with the former Forest Green Rovers manager struggling to get the right results at Priestfield after following in the footsteps of Justin Edinburgh.

The Kent club are no searching for a new manager and it’s going to be a tough challenge to keep the Gills in League One considering they lie 22nd in the table after accruing six points from their opening nine matches.

John Sheridan has just left Oldham Athletic and, while the Latics had managed just four points from nine games, Sheridan had previously done well at Boundary Park and kept the Lancashire club in League One on successive occasions.

There might not be a huge queue to become the next manager of Gillingham, with Gary Caldwell having just been fired at League Two club Chesterfield and perhaps the former Wigan boss might be interested in a return to management.

Pennock had seen his team beat Charlton 1-0 recently although Saturday’s 3-0 reverse at Rochdale meant that chairman Paul Scally saw fit to make a change and the club will now go in search of a successor who can bring positive results quickly while the group of teams above the Gills are still within touching distance.

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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