PREMIER League legends and Football League success stories are currently the favourites to be named the next permanent Burnley FC manager, according to online bookmaker SkyBet.

The Clarets are still yet to appoint the successor to Sean Dyche, after the 50-year-old was sacked on Good Friday after more than nine years and 400 games in charge.

Under 23s coach Mike Jackson has been in caretaker charge since Dyche’s exit, which has coincided with an upturn in form as Burnley aim to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

Their next manager will either face the challenge of dragging Burnley back up the Premier League standings in 2022-23 if the Turf Moor side can pull off the great escape, or with trying to gain promotion back to the Premier League in the Championship.

Of the current joint favourites, as of May 10 according to SkyBet, one has pedigree in gaining promotion from the Championship, while the other’s managerial career is still in its infancy but he knows a thing or two about leadership.

Lancashire Telegraph: Chris Wilder is joint favourite for the job with Vincent KompanyChris Wilder is joint favourite for the job with Vincent Kompany

Chris Wilder, currently manager of Middlesbrough, and Vincent Kompany, currently in charge of Anderlecht in the Belgian top flight, are joint favourites at 2/1 for the job.

Kompany has steered Anderlecht to consecutive third-placed finishes in the Jupiler Pro League, but has been some distance behind the champions in both seasons.

He has pedigree as a leader though, serving as captain of Manchester City for eight seasons during the club’s recent success streak over the past decade. However his appointment could be a gamble, given the gap in quality between the Belgian and English leagues.

Wilder led Sheffield United to promotion in 2019 on a shoe-string budget, the club’s second promotion in three seasons, and after a ninth place finish in their first season he couldn’t keep the Blades up second time round, leaving the club with ten games left that year.

He took over at Middlesbrough in November, turning round their fortunes and narrowly missing out on a play-off position.

Lancashire Telegraph: Wayne Rooney is 3/1 to take the Burnley jobWayne Rooney is 3/1 to take the Burnley job

Premier League and England legend Wayne Rooney is third on the bookies’ list at 3/1. His Derby side were relegated this season due to a points deduction for financial irregularities and going into administration – they would have had enough points to stay up if they hadn’t been penalised by the EFL.

Caretaker manager Mike Jackson is at odds of 9/1 to get the job full-time, and if he can keep Burnley up would have more than earned the right to the job.

Ex-Claret Joey Barton is at odds of 11/1, and recently won promotion to League One with Bristol Rovers after they won 7-0 on the final day to take an automatic promotion slot on goal scored.

Lancashire Telegraph: Could Joey Barton be on his way back to Turf Moor?Could Joey Barton be on his way back to Turf Moor?

Norwegian manager Kjetil Knutsen is at odds of 12/1, while Rafael Benitez is priced at 16/1.

You can get long odds on ex-gaffer Owen Coyle returning to Turf Moor, he’s at 200/1, while currently Clarets centre back Ben Mee is priced at 66/1.

Other Premier League managers sacked this season listed for the job include Nune Espirito Santo (25/1), Daniel Farke (28/1), Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (33/1), Steve Bruce (40/1), and Marcelo Bielsa (66/1).

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