Former Gillingham assistant manager Mark Robson now priced at 2/1 to become new boss.

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The odds have shortened overnight for former Gillingham assistant manager Mark Robson to be appointed as the new boss.

It comes after Andy Hessenthaler left the club as manager yesterday following showdown talks with chairman Paul Scally where it was decided to terminate his contract by mutual consent.

The decision was taken after two disappointing seasons in which the Gills came finished agonisingly close to reaching the play-offs, when it was expected they would achieve automatic promotion.

Robson joined the club in August 2008 as first team coach, but left in May 2010 following Mark Stimson’s dismissal, following the club’s relegation to League Two.

Latest odds from Skybet

Mark Robson 2/1 Andy Scott 7/2 Peter Taylor 8/1 Martin Allen 9/1

Lawrie Sanchez 9/1 Mark Robins 11/1 Micky Adams 12/1 Liam Daish 14/1

Chris Wilder 16/1 Iain Dowie 20/1 Richard Money 20/1 Dave Penney 20/1

Paul Simpson 20/1 Paul Buckle 22/1 Sean O’Driscoll 25/1 Ian Varley 25/1

Robert Taylor 33/1

He was re-appointed and promoted as assistant manager to Hessenthaler, but three weeks later resigned for personal reasons.

Other managers on the bookies shortlist include former Rotherham boss Andy Scott, Barnet manager Martin Allen who managed to save them from relegation this season, former Leciester manager Peter Taylor who is the current manager of the Bahrain national side, and former Wycombe Wanderers boss Lawrie Sanchez.

Ebbsfleet United manager Liam Daish has also been mentioned as an alternative after guiding his side to safety in the Blue Square Premier this season.

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