Ex-Town star McGreal favourite to take over at League Two side

Colchester United boss, John McGreal, whose side will be going to Old Trafford for a Carabao Cup qua

Forer Ipswich Town star and Colchester United boss John McGreal is the betting favourite to take over at Swindon Town - Credit: Picture: Stephen Waller

Former Ipswich Town star John McGreal looks set to get back into management at newly-relegated Swindon Town.

McGreal, who left Colchester United last summer after four years in the hotseat, had been thought to be a potential option as a number two for Town boss Paul Cook, having been at a number of Ipswich training sessions.

But the odds have tumbled dramatically on McGreal taking over at Swindon, with BetVictor offering 1/4, and William Hill 1/5.

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Leeds United's Alan Smith (left) in action against Ipswich Town's John McGreal during their FA Premiership match at Elland Road, in 2000. - Credit: PA

The Robins, who finished second bottom of League One last season, have been without a boss since April, when John Sheridan resigned after a 4-1 defeat to AFC Wimbledon.

Assistant Tommy Wright took over, but he too has now departed.

Cook has added a number of new faces to his coaching staff at Portman Road since arriving, including former Town striker Francis Jeffers, but has yet to appoint an assistant boss,

His long-time assistant, Leam Richardson, took the top job at Wigan Athletic earlier this year.