BARROW is looking for a new manager after parting ways with last-minute saviour Phil Brown.

The Bluebirds announced that they had failed to reach an agreement with the 62- year-old to remain in charge for the 2022/23 season.

Brown came into the club in March and guided Barrow to safety, with hopes having been high that the arrangement would be extended.

But Thursday's news leaves the Holker Street club seeking another new boss, with Brown's assistant Neil McDonald also leaving.

The next manager will have the job of staving off relegation from the Sky Bet League Two for a second season running, establishing them as a league club.

The current favourites, as of May 13, are a mixture of success stories from lower leagues and those who have had mixed fortunes managing higher up the pyramid.

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The current evens favourite is Pete Wild, who is about to take Halifax Town into their final game of the season in the National League, having had a successful run which leaves them 19 points better off than last season. Wild has also been linked with the Hartlepool job.

After Wild, there's a big jump to Jonathan Woodgate at 8/1, who most recently managed Bournemouth, turning their fortunes around in the 2020-21 season after taking over in a caretaker capacity from Jason Tindall. Woodgate got six wins from seven, securing a place in the play-offs, where they were bested by Brentford.

Tony Mowbray sits in joint-third place with a host of other managers with 12/1 odds, having just left Blackburn Rovers after a mixed five-year tenure. Despite having a strong 2021-22 season, they fell short of the Championship play-off places.

Other managers sitting on these odds are David Unsworth; Chris Beech; Graham Coughlan; David Dunn, who was in charge of Barrow for five months in 2020; Shaun Derry; and Mike Williamson.

And you can get 25/1 odds on outspoken manager Ian Holloway, who most recently managed Grimsby Town in 2020. Holloway was in charge of Grimsby for just under a year, leaving them 20th in League Two with only five wins from nineteen games.

The club made national headlines in 2020 when it emerged that it had been fined for breaking Covid laws after Holloway had played darts with some of his players at the club's training ground.

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