Barry Robson tipped for Ross County manager post

ABERDEEN midfielder Barry Robson and his club have reacted with surprise after bookmakers received a rush of bets on him becoming the next manager of Ross County and suspended betting.

Steven Ferguson took charge of Ross County for the weekend. Picture: SNS

McBookie.com froze their market on the next man to lead County after Derek Adams’ sacking last week after a number of requests from punters wanting to back former Scotland and Celtic man Robson, who remains a key player in Derek McInnes’ squad at Pittodrie.

But a spokesman for Aberdeen said: “We are aware of the claims from bookmakers. However, neither Barry or the manager have any knowledge of any interest in our player.”

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Paul Petrie, McBookie.com spokesman, said: “We received a number of requests for Barry Robson to be the next Ross County manager on Saturday night which suggested that it wasn’t a name plucked out of thin air. As soon as he was added the bets followed so it is either a drunken rumour around Dingwall or there is some substance to the gamble.”

Steven Ferguson took charge of Ross County for the weekend. Picture: SNS

The market was re-opened by McBookie.com last night, with Robson now the even-money favourite and Terry Butcher and Danny Lennon next in the 
betting at 6-1.