Next Bristol Rovers manager: Cardiff City, Millwall and Nottingham Forest figure now favourite

Bristol Rovers' manager search continues and there's been a few changes on where some candidates are in the pecking order.

It’s been a week since Bristol Rovers parted company with first-team manager Joey Barton.

The Gas have Whitby Town this weekend in the FA Cup, and Andy Mangan is to continue his role as caretaker manager after overseeing the win against Northampton Town last weekend. It’s looking ever likely he’ll be in the dugout for this weekend’s match as well as their League One clash with Reading on Tuesday night.

Hussain AlSaeed last week said what he wanted in a new manager, and that’s someone who is young and has experience of getting teams out of this division or managing in the Championship. Earlier this week, former Birmingham City and Leeds United boss Garry Monk was favourite but he’s now been displaced in the markets at least.

A report from the Bristol Post claimed that Dean Holden has held talks, whilst Monk and former Gas boss Ian Holloway are both of interest. Neither Monk nor Holloway have managed since 2020, but that could change should either candidate hold progressive talks with the club.

Despite a flurry of activity on social media, Thomas Worle is not in the running. He is the manager of SSV Ulm 1846 who play in the third tier of German football. He's got a pretty good record with his club with 55 wins and only 10 defeats in an 84-game period, but the 41-year-old who holds the UEFA Pro Licence is not thought to be in the running at this time, however things could change.

A former Cardiff City and Millwall boss, who won the League One play-offs, is now the favourite but there’s some question marks on if he’ll make a return to management so quickly after being sacked. In the mean time, take a look at the current state of the market on BetVictor, and where managers that have been placed in the running for the Bristol Rovers job.

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