AT odds of 1/3 to become the next Wrexham manager, it just goes to show that Andy Morrison's work at Connah's Quay Nomads hasn't gone un-noticed.

And the more you look into his footballing CV, the better it looks for his chances of taking over at The Racecourse.

He took Nomads to the Scottish Challenge Cup final last year and trips further afield have been plentiful in the Europa League - a competition he has managed in for four successive summers - including a stunning victory over Kilmarnock this year.

He did the same working with Andy Preece at Airbus, who qualified for Europe three times on the spin, so is it time that Wrexham finally stopped bringing in players from their past and made a move for Morrison.

And the Racecourse powers-that-be would have loved what the saw from Nomads owner, Gary Dewhurst on Twitter.

"Cannot stick my head in the sand given speculation on our Manager shortlisted as one of the favourites for vacant

@Wrexham_AFC position," tweeted Dewhurst. "When I first appointed Andy, stressed if a big club came in for him, I wouldn't step in his way - no fee!"

No wonder his odds have been slashed, pushing Dean Keates out to 3/1 to make a Racecourse return.

Keates came close to taking Wrexham to the play-off but he didn't complete the job when he, quite rightfully, accepted the job to become manager of his home-town club, Walsall.

A lot of Wrexham supporters won't forget that and that's why his name hasn't been top of the list in the 'Who's Next?' fans' forums on social media.

There's a Kevin 'Rooster' Russell/Neil Roberts double act being talked about too and it's amazing the names that get churned out when a manager's job becomes vacant.

Roy Keane was 25/1 and Wrexham fan Bootlegger's odds came down from 500/1 to 100/1 - and he was pictured in the Director's Box at the last home league game!

Looking outside of the box is the view Wrexham's trusted board of directors should take.

The appointment of Denis Smith was one of the best and surprise choices made by the club in recent years and bringing in an outsider certainly has appeal.

Although spending his managerial apprenticeship working in North Wales, 49-year-old Scot Morrison - out of contract at Nomads in June next year - has worked under managers of the ilk of Kenny Dalglish, Kevin Keegan, Joe Royle and Sam Allardyce.

As Manchester City captain, he started the comeback trail to the Premier League promised land in a wonderful Wembley comeback in the 1999 Division Two play-off final.

He still has great links with mega-rich City and that can only add to another tick on his interview form.

So can his ability to give a volley of verbal encouragement from the touchline or to give it the Fergie hairdryer treatment in a dressing room dressing down, although don’t be fooled into thinking he rules by fear, he’s forensic in his analysis of opposition - clocking up hundreds of miles both home and abroad in his quest for success.

There's a reason why he tops the bookies' list but who really knows who the Wrexham board will turn to.

Five managers in 18 months is not good. So the need to get it right this time is imperative if Wrexham are going to rise from the ashes of non-league football.