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Fulham manager betting update: Hasselbaink becomes new favourite; Steve Bruce odds drift

Fulham are on the lookout for a new manager after sacking Kit Symons.

Fulham are on the lookout for a new manager after deciding to sack Kit Symons following last weekend’s disappointing 5-2 defeat at home to Birmingham City.

Symons had only been in the job a little over a year, the former coach himself taking over from Felix Magath after the German had failed to arrest an evident side at the club.

Some could argue the decision to relieve Symons of his duties was rather harsh, what with the club sitting in 12th place having taken 20 points from their opening 16 matches.

However, with the talent at their disposal, Fulham should be doing much better.

There have been a host of managers linked with the vacancy at Craven Cottage, with Hull City boss Steve Bruce instilled as the early favourites by the bookies.

However, Bruce looks almost certain to stay at Championship leaders Hull and his odds have drifted quite significantly from yesterday with previous odds of 5/4 now going for 12/1 as per Sky Bet.

It would have been an ambitious move by the Fulham board to tempt the former Sunderland boss to leave Hull, especially considering how they’re very much on course for a swift Premier League return.

According to Sky Bet, the new favourite for the job is Burton Albion manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink who now comes in at 1/1, some way shorter than next favourite Slavisa Jokanovic at 6/1.

Hasselbaink has cut his cloth as a manager, guiding Burton to the League Two championship last season before establishing the Brewers as top six contenders in League One this time around.

His man-management skills seem spot on, while tactically he is shown to be both shrewd and progressive.

The other names in the frame are David Moyes at 7/1, Nigel Pearson at 8/1 and as a real long shot how about Roberto di Matteo at 25/1?

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