Luton Town are looking for a new manager after sacking John Still on Thursday
It’s been a tricky season for Luton Town and John Still has been given his marching orders, with the board now searching for a replacement who can steer the Hatters into the play-off position.
Luton sit seventeenth in the table, having won just seven of their twenty-one games to date and Still had recently presided over four straight defeats.
Saturday’s 4-3 reverse at home to Northampton was the straw that broke the camel’s back, with Chris Wilder and Mark Cooper among the favourites to take charge at Kenilworth Road.
Wilder has also been linked with the vacant position at Chesterfield and the current Cobblers boss might be tempted to leave his current post for a new challenge, despite Northampton faring well in League Two this season.
Northampton’s problems off the pitch have been well-documented and perhaps a club like Luton can give him more security.
Meanwhile, Mark Cooper has been out of work since leaving Swindon earlier this term, although he could be tempted by the prospect of managing a Luton side who narrowly missed out on the League Two play-offs last season.
Danny Wilson has been around the houses when it comes to football management and the former Barnsley and Sheffield Wednesday boss could be lured back into the game, with those three men the main names on the shortlist right now.
Andy Awford is another name appearing near the top of the list at BetVictor, while Lee Clark and James Beattie are both 8/1 to take charge, although neither boast a particularly sterling track record.
Gary Johnson makes an interesting appearance at odds of 16/1, with the current Cheltenham manager doing a fantastic job with the National League side and Luton might ask the question.
All odds were correct at time of posting.