Ex-Watford boss McKinlay shock favourite for Fulham job

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A surprise front runner has emerged for the Fulham manager's post.

After only two games in charge at Watford, Billy McKinlay's time as manager came to an abrupt end this week.

His replacement, Sinisa Jokanovic, was confirmed as manager on Tuesday morning, even though reasons for McKinlay's departure have not yet been officially disclosed.

Nevertheless he is being back to make an instant return to management, becoming a shock contender for the Fulham post.

Bookies SkyBet make him 8/11 on, ahead of 7/2 second favourite and caretaker manager Kit Symons.

Sky Bet football trader Chris Spicer said: “We started taking bets on McKinlay to Fulham late on Monday night at 14/1, but it was pretty evident that punters were more than keen on those odds. 

“Within half an hour the price had been forced in to evens (1/1) and by Tuesday morning he was odds-on to get the Fulham job, with the flow of money beginning to dry up at 8/11."

Fulham have set up a five-man committee tasked with assessing and appointing the club's next manager.

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