FORMER Liverpool and Coventry midfielder David Thompson has been installed as the favourite to land the St Mirren job.
Scottish bookmakers McBookie had cut Thompson, who made 48 appearances for Liverpool between 1996 and 2000, to 4/1 second favourite this morning behind Terry Butcher, but the 37-year-old has now been priced at 1/2 following a number of bets.
Alloa boss Barry Smith is still in the running in third at 6/1 along with caretaker boss Gary Teale while Steven Thompson is next on the list at 12/1.
Paul Petrie, spokesman for McBookie.com said: “ When the request came in we assumed they meant Steven Thompson so didn’t expect to see much interest but it was definitely David they were after.
“This would be a very strange appointment and it could be nothing more than Chinese Whispers but we will be watching with interest.”
BBC Radio Scotland commentator Chic Young is a rank outsider at 7500/1.