SOUTHEND United have yet to appoint a new manager following Kevin Bond’s decision to resign last week.

Bond walked away having been beaten in Blues’ first six League One outings of the season.

But chairman Ron Martin has yet to select Bond’s successor.

Echosport takes a closer look at those believed to be in the running for the Roots Hall hotseat.

ADAM BARRETT (Bookmakers odds: 2/1)

Club legend Barrett remains the bookmakers’ favourite for the job.

The 39-year-old is a popular figure at the club after making 354 appearances for Blues as a player.

He also grew up supporting the Shrimpers and could get his ex-boss Steve Tilson in to support him.

Barrett has coached at Millwall since March 2017 but has yet to break into management.

GARY WADDOCK (Bookmakers odds: 7/2)

Waddock was brought in as assistant manager by Kevin Bond in the summer and has been put in temporary control following Bond’s departure. Waddock has had 459 games as a manager and has previously taken charge of Aldershot Town and Wycombe.

The 57-year-old has a mixed record but did guide Wycombe and Aldershot to promotion. He could also have a chance to prove his worth when Blues host Fleetwood this weekend.

MARK MILLIGAN (Bookmakers odds: 10/1)

Rumours started to circulate about Milligan’s chances of becoming manager after he returned from international duty with Australia due to a minor leg injury. Milligan is the current Blues captain and is very highly regarded by the Roots Hall hierarchy.

However, the 34-year-old has no coaching experience at this stage and would have to turn his back on his country to take up the job, something the national team skipper may not be keen to do.

SOL CAMPBELL (Bookmakers odds: 10/1)

The former England international did well to keep Macclesfield Town in League Two last season and is now on the lookout for another challenge.

The 44-year-old remains an eccentric character and rumours linking him to the job have divided opinions among fans on social media.

KEVIN NOLAN (Bookmakers odds: 12/1)

Nolan has previously taken charge of both Leyton Orient and Notts County. The 37-year-old is believed to have turned down AFC Wimbledon last season.