Early bookies' odds for next Blackpool manager as Gary Bowyer departs

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Ian Holloway has emerged as the surprise early front runner in the betting for the next Blackpool manager.

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Assistant Terry McPhillips will take over in the interim period

Assistant Terry McPhillips will take over in the interim period

It follows the surprise resignation of Gary Bowyer, who stepped down earlier today after holding showdown talks with owner Owen Oyston.

Bowyer's assistant Terry McPhillips has taken charge in the interim period and has been placed as second favourite, behind Holloway - who memorably guided the Seasiders to the Premier League in 2010.

Holloway isn't the only former Pool boss named on the list, with Paul Ince, Lee Clark and Michael Appleton also included.

The early odds, according to Bet Victor, are:

Ian Holloway - 5/1

Terry McPhillips - 6/1

Keith Curle - 8/1

Mick McCarthy - 8/1

Darren Ferguson - 10/1

Paul Heckingbottom - 12/1

David Hopkin - 12/1

Dave Jones - 14/1

Stuart McCall - 14/1

Robbie Neilson - 14/1

Billy Davies - 16/1

Dougie Freedman - 16/1

Paul Ince - 16/1

Harry Kewell - 16/1

Russell Slade - 16/1

Michael Appleton - 20/1

Gary Caldwell - 20/1

Lee Clark - 20/1

Owen Coyle - 20/1

Kevin Nolan - 20/1

Paul Scholes - 20/1

Robbie Stockdale - 20/1

Craig Bellamy 25/1

Steve Coterill - 25/1

Danny Cowley- 25/1

Gary Johnson - 25/1

Brian McDermott - 25/1

Gary Megson - 25/1

Dean Saunders - 25/1

Craig Shakespeare - 25/1

Gordon Strachan - 25/1

David Unsworth - 25/1

Mark Warburton - 25/1