Odds slashed on McInally to be next Terrors Boss

10-04-2016. Picture Michael Gillen. GLASGOW. Hampden Park. April 10, 2016. Petrofac Training Cup Final. Rangers FC v Peterhead FC. Jim McNally.
10-04-2016. Picture Michael Gillen. GLASGOW. Hampden Park. April 10, 2016. Petrofac Training Cup Final. Rangers FC v Peterhead FC. Jim McNally.

Scottish bookmaker McBookie as cut it’s odds from 16/1 to 6/1 on Peterhead boss Jim McInally to be the next manager of Dundee United.

United officially announced today that current boss Mixu Paatelainen would be stepping aside, however speculation on the Finn’s future has be ongoing since his team were officially relegated on Monday Night.

McInally, who made 284 appearances during his first spell with United between 1986 and 1995, is amongst the front runners for the job but not favourite according to McBookie.

The betting firm have Raith Rovers boss Ray McKinnon, another former United player, as odds on favourite for the job at 1/2 despite

Raith issuing a hands off warning on their manager.

Newcastle United coach Ian Cathro is second favourite at 5/1 while McInally is joined by Ross County manager, and fellow PFA Manager of the Year nominee, Jim McIntyre at 6/1.

Other bets include St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright and Inverness gaffer John Hughes (both 12/1), former Aberdeen manager Jimmy Calderwood (20/1) and ex-Scotland striker Duncan Ferguson (33/1). 
A spokesperson from Peterhead FC said: “We wouldn’t like to comment on speculation.

“As far as we are concerned Jim is our manager, we are very happy with him and as far as we know he is very happy here.”