Ian Cathro has been installed as second favourite to land the vacant Dundee United job.

Current Raith Rovers boss Ray McKinnon is favourite, with Rafa Benitez’ assistant second favourite at 5/1 to replace the departed Mixu Paatelainen.

Ian Cathro was the only one of Steve McClaren’s backroom staff to survive, with the likes of Paul Simpson and Steve Black shown the door after McClaren’s sacking.

Other names in the betting include former Sunderland manager Terry Butcher and one-time Newcastle United striker Duncan Ferguson who are both outsiders at 33/1.

Obviously all Newcastle fans are waiting in anticipation/terror to see whether United survive this season.

As to how Rafa Benitez’ situation will affect Ian Cathro’s position is open to question either way.