John McGlynn has been backed by William Hill punters to take up the vacant managers role at Tynecastle.
The Raith Rovers boss is 7/1 to take the post but ex Lokomotiv Moscow boss Jose Couceiro is still the favourite for the Hearts hot seat at 11/10. 40% of bets on the market have been placed on McGlynn.
McGlynn has done a solid job at Raith Rovers leading punters to believe that it could be time for a step up. He is somewhat of an outsider with Couceiro heading the market and ex players Paul Hartley and Stephen Pressley close to him. It is a case of watch this space, said Hills spokesman Mark Young.
Next Hearts Manager: 11/10 J Couceiro, 5/1 S Pressley, 11/2 G Locke, 6/1 C Cameron, 6/1 P Hartley, 7/1 J McGlynn, 10/1 B Davies, 12/1 T Butcher, 14/1 J Jeffries, 16/1 J Robertson, 16/1 L Clark, 16/1 S McCall, 16/1 D Weir, 20/1 D Gvildys, 20/1 E Riabovas, 20/1 R Zutautas, 20/1 S Clarke, 25/1 J Calderwood, 25/1 D Adams, 33/1 A McCleish, 40/1 B Reid.