Kompany favorite after ‘shortlist deal’ claim, Rooney, Allardyce and Benitez in mix

VINCENT KOMPANY is favorite for the position of Burnley.

That’s according to Sky Bet, who installed the Manchester City legend at 5/4 for the vacancy at Turf Moor.

Vincent Kompany is the new favorite for the Burnley job, according to Sky Bet

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Vincent Kompany is the new favorite for the Burnley job, according to Sky BetCredit: GETTY

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However, there are still several candidates with a cry.

Wayne Rooney, Mike Jackson, Rafa Benitez and Chris Wilder are all priced in single digits.

While the likes of Kjetil Knutsen, Steve Cooper and Slaven Bilic range from 10/1 to 25/1 in the latest betting market.

It has been almost three weeks since Sean Dyche received his marching orders with the club anchored in the 18th.

And the bet seems to have paid off as interim manager Mike Jackson collected 10 points out of a possible 12.

Jackson’s points-per-game average is higher than Pep Guardiola’s, with the club having jumped to 16th – two above the relegation zone.

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Sky Bet Odds

  • Vincent Kompany – 5/4
  • Wayne Rooney – 7/2
  • Mike Jackson – 5/1
  • Raphael Benitez – 6/1
  • Chris Wilder – 7/1
  • Kjetil Knutsen – 10/1
  • Steve Cooper – 12/1
  • Michael Duff – 20/1
  • Nuno Espirito Santo – 1/25
  • Sam Allardyce – 25/1
  • Slavic Bilic – 25/1

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However, when asked about taking the job long-term, Jackson replied, “It absolutely didn’t occur to me.”

The Athletic claims Burnley are close to agree on a shortlist candidates for the position.

And Sky Bet believe 36-year-old Vincent Kompany leads the contenders with odds of 5/4.

The Anderlecht manager boasts a 45 per cent win rate after winning 40 of his 88 matches in charge of the Belgian side, third in the division.

Wayne Rooney is second in betting at 7/2 having drifted 7/4 after numerous reports he plans to live in Ligue 1.

Mike Jackson is 5/1, a fraction ahead of Rafa Benitez (6/1), Chris Wilder (7/1) and Kjetil Knutsen (10/1).

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