Paul Mitchell installed as shock favourite to become MK Dons manager

    Former MK Dons midfielder Paul Mitchell has been named the shock favourite to become the club's new manager after Karl Robinson's departure.

    Despite reports claiming former Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill and ex-Rotherham United man Steve Evans were targets, the bookies seem to think otherwise.

    Surprise contender Mitchell is now the odds-on 1/3 favourite to takeover at stadiummk pushine Cotterill out to 10/1 and Evans to 12/1.

    It seems the rumour mill is continuing to swirl with the 35-year-old the latest in a long list of names linked with the job.

    As well as Cotterill and Evans, Carlisle United's Keith Curle and Forest Green Rovers' Mark Cooper have both been suggested as potential replacements for Robinson.

    But according to the bookies it's ex-Dons player Mitchell who leads the way. He spent four years as a player in Milton Keynes before retiring due to injury problems and taking up the role of 'Community Ambassador' at the club.

    Now departed boss Robinson, 36, then offered him the role of 'Head of Recruitment' when he was first appointed in 2010 before joining Premier League side Southampton to do the same job.

    He spent four years on the south coast before making the move to Tottenham Hotspur where he remained until this summer wit his departure leaving Mauricio Pochettino 'very disappointed'.

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