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Coral make Rowett favourite to replace Clark

| 20.10.2014

Gary Rowett has been installed as the 4-1 favourite with bookmaker Coral to be the next permanent Birmingham manager after Lee Clark was sacked earlier this afternoon. In an open betting market, Owen Coyle is second best at 5-1, while Brian McDermott and Chris Hughton are both quoted at 6-1.

“The new early front runner for the Birmingham in our eyes is Gary Rowett as the current Burton man featured for the Blues in his playing days and he has done a really good job with the Brewers in recent years,” said Coral’s John Hill.

**Next Birmingham manager

4 Gary Rowett, 5 Owen Coyle, 6 Brian McDermott, Chris Hughton, 10 Steve Clarke, 12 Tony Mowbray, Keith Hill, 14 Bar.


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John Hill 07889 645520



John Hill

John is the newest member of the PR team having joined in April 2014. In his previous role he worked as a broadcaster where he could be heard building up to the action in horse racing, greyhounds and a range of sports.
As a PR manager he will be responsible for Coral's news website providing the latest market movers, as well as various other media relations, including Box Nation and RPGTV.
John is a proud Rochdale fan having been born in the town which has produced the likes of Gracie Fields and Lisa Stansfield.