David Dunn has been installed as the bookmakers favourite to become the new manager at Barrow.

The newly-promoted League Two side are on the lookout for a new boss after seeing Ian Evatt leave for Bolton yesterday.

Evatt steered the Bluebirds back in to the EFL for the first time in 48 years, winning the National League title having been four points clear at the top when the season was curtailed.

Evatt, alongside coach Peter Atherton, were highly regarded during their time at Holker Street, with Bolton making their move after the departure of Keith Hill, paying a six-figure fee to bring the pair to the University of Bolton stadium.

It is now Barrow that are on the hunt for a new manager which has seen Rovers favourite Dunn installed as the favourite.

Barrow have had close links with Rovers in recent years, with Matty Platt, Tom White and Jack Vale all having loan spells last season, while the clubs have met in pre-season in two of the last three years.

Dunn is in work, currently a coach with League One side Blackpool having been appointed by Simon Grayson in January, and kept on by Seasiders boss Neil Critchley.

Between the sacking of Grayson, and appointment of former Liverpool Under-23s boss Critchley, Dunn had four caretaker games in charge, winning four, drawing one and losing one.

His only other managerial experience was a short spell in charge of Oldham Athletic in 2015/16, winning just three of his 20 matches.

That was just months after he hung up his boots after a distinguished playing career, which saw him make 466 appearances, 378 of those coming in the blue and white halves of Rovers.

After his departure from Oldham, Dunn returned to Rovers where he worked alongside Damien Johnson in the Under-23s, helping the club win the Premier League 2 Division Two title in 2017/18.

He also had a spell as first-team coach in the final 15 games of the 2016/17 season, following the appointment of Tony Mowbray.

Dunn left Rovers in the summer of 2018 but is now back in the game after a short hiatus.

He is the 1/4 favourite for the Barrow job, with Paul Heckingbottom at 14/1 his closest contender, according to the bookmakers.