Posh boss among favourites for Forest job

Ferguson
Bookies have placed Ferguson for Forest post Photo: : Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport

Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson is the bookmakers favourite to land the Nottingham Forest manager's job.

Steve Cotterill was dismissed this morning following the takeover of the club by the new Kuwaiti owners.

The Al-Hasawi family assumed control of the npower Championship club on Tuesday and wasted little time in implementing their plans for the Reds.

Ferguson is currently 1/2 for the job according to some bookmakers, while former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is also being backed for the job.

The news will be greeted with some irritation by Peterborough. Just two weeks ago the club released a statement expressing Ferguson's desire to stay at the club, after reports linked the former Preston boss with the Forest job.

Myself and the chairman have an excellent relationship and we are working hard together to bring in the players we have identified to strengthen our squad. 'I am very happy at the football club

– Darren Ferguson

The club said it would not comment on media speculation it had reported Nottingham Forest to the Football League.