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Manager vacancy: Strong favourite as odds change

Mick McCarthy is the new favourite for the Burnley job, writes Jamie Smith.

A new strong favourite has emerged for the managerial vacancy at Turf Moor after the odds saw a major shift on Wednesday.

Owen Coyle was the initial favourite for the job, despite quickly being ruled out by chief executive Lee Hoos, while Michael Appleton’s name came into the frame in the last few days.

Reports have claimed McCarthy and Burnley have already had contact, but with the former Wolves, Sunderland and Ireland manager also being linked with the job on offer at the Reebok, the Turf Moor board may have to be persuasive to get their man.

McCarthy is now as short as 5/4 to replace Eddie Howe and is a clear favourite in the market at the shortest odds we’ve seen since the market was first offerred even before Howe’s departure to AFC Bournemouth was confirmed.

Appleton has now drifted out to around 7/1 in the last 24 hours and the third favourite is currently Fleetwood Town manager Micky Mellon at about 8/1.

Nick Barmby’s name has come up in recent days and according to the Burnley Express, he is one of the managers who will be interviewed for the post. He is now at around 10/1, similar odds that are available on the ex-Preston North End and Nottingham Forest  boss Billy Davies.

Sean Dyche, another of the five named by Boden, is between 8/1 and 20/1, as is Keith Hill despite the Barnsley manager reportedly being out of the running. Steve Davis is 12/1, completing the named five.

Graeme Jones has gone out to 40/1 with Bet Victor after being as short as 8/1 in recent days, while Graham Alexander is also at the same odds with the bookie, although Stan James offer just 10/1 on the ex-Claret taking over for his first managerial role.

You can get 66/1 with Bet Victor if you still think there could be an unlikely return for Owen Coyle, with other outsiders in the market including Gary Megson, Warren Joyce, Walter Smith and Gareth Southgate also all at 66/1.

All odds are correct at time of publication and are sourced from Oddschecker.

Have you had a flutter? Where is your hard-earned going? Comment below.

  1. Just had a cheeky fiver on McCarthy!

    Posted 2 years ago by Nathan
  2. Here’s hoping for Mick…

    Posted 2 years ago by Bryce
  3. I heard he has problems with burnleys lack of ambition? Any truth in this?

    Posted 2 years ago by Wilson97
    • Ambition = money, right?

      Posted 2 years ago by Jamie Smith
    • No. The suggestion is that he has problems with Burnley’s small budget. Budget =/ ambition.

      Posted 2 years ago by Kevin Robinson
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