A bookmaker has installed two frontrunners to become Dundee United following the departure of Ray McKinnon.
The club are set to announce that McKinnon’s Tannadice tenure has come to an end after 17 months.
After two consecutive defeats, the team boss has been told his time in charge of the Tangerines is up and his departure will be finalised today.
Bet Victor has installed John Hughes as the favourite, at evens. The former Falkirk manager was linked with the United hot-seat two years ago, before Mixu Paatelainen’s appointment.
Hughes is out of work after his three-month stint at Raith Rovers came to an end in the summer. The club were relegated to League One after losing in the playoffs to Brechin City.
Former Dundee United striker Jim McIntyre is second-favourite at 5/4. Also without a club, McIntyre was sacked by Ross County last month.
In a three-year spell he led the Staggies to their first major trophy, the League Cup, thanks to a 2-1 win over Hibernian in March 2016.
McIntyre made 141 appearances for United between 2001 and 2006 before turning to management, leading Dunfermline to the Premier League in his first job.
Other contenders are Steven Pressley, Alan Stubbs, Billy McKinklay and Billy Dodds (all 12/1); as well as Paul Lambert and Christian Dailly (both 14/1).