Former Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United manager Michael Carrick is one of the favourites for the Swindon Town managerial job. The position is vacant after Ben Garner left the club to take charge of the first-team squad at Charlton Athletic.Swindon Town are searching for a new manager after Garner left County Ground for London club Charlton Athletic last week Wednesday.
Michael Carrick was the bookmakers’ favourite at the start of the week, but he has since dropped after punters failed to maintain their support. To this effect, West Ham United legend Mark Noble has replaced Michael Carrick as the bookmakers’ favourite as reported by BetVictor.
Noble is an Hammer through and through having spent all his professional football life at the club. He retired from football immediately after the end of the latest Premier League campaign. Noble was part of the West Ham United team that reached the semifinal stage of the UEFA Europa League before they were beaten by Eintracht Frankfurt, the eventual champions. He left the Hammers in seventh spot at the end of the season, which is good for another assault on Europe via the Europa Conference League.
For the Swindon Town managerial position, Michael Carrick had his odds slashed to 1-2 following the surge in betting at the weekend before the odds inflated back to 6-1. Unlike Noble who has no coaching experience, Michael Carrick managed Manchester United for three games and he had a record of two wins and a draw after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked as the United manager in November 2021.
Apart from Noble and Carrick, Aston Villa u-23 manager Mark Delaney is also in the running for the Swindon Town job. The Welshman is 5-1 to start his managerial career at Swindon. Brighton and Hove Albion u-23 boss Andrew Croft and ex-Swindon Town player Paul Caddis are also in the running for the top job at the League Two club.