Former Blackburn Rovers midfielder David Dunn is the overwhelming favourite with bookmakers to become the next manager of Barrow AFC.

Dunn is four to one ON with Sky Bet to replace Ian Evatt, who departed for Bolton Wanderers on Wednesday, two weeks after promotion to the English Football League was confirmed.

Should Dunn take charge for what is the Bluebirds' first season in the EFL for 48 years, it would be his first permanent managerial role since he left Oldham Athletic in January 2016 after just three months in charge.

He did, however, oversee four matches as caretaker at Blackpool, where he briefly assisted Simon Grayson, in February this year, earning seven points from a possible 12.

Second favourite for the Holker Street hotseat is Paul Heckingbottom (12/1), who most recently spent nine months in charge of Scottish side Hibernian. He won promotion to the Championship with Barnsley in 2016.

The Bluebirds could decide to go local if they go with former Carlisle United defender Danny Grainger, who is at 14/1.

Grainger has just finished his first season in management at Workington, who finished top of Division One West of the Northern Premier League, only to see the campaign voided.

Also apparently in the running are AFC Fylde boss Jim Bentley (16/1) and the man Evatt replaced at Bolton, Keith Hill (20/1).