Fulham manager betting update: Ex-Leicester boss Pearson new favourite, Moyes in running

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

Fulham’s search for a new manager goes on, although they’re not the only Championship club who are managerless as Queens Park Rangers and Blackburn Rovers join them in that regard.

Gary Bowyer was the latest manager to receive his marching orders, a decision which has looked on the cards for some time, despite Blackburn’s recent surge up the table.

The tally now stands at eight managerial changes in the Championship since August, a staggering tally.

Still, some owners clearly feel their club should be competing better and Fulham evidently fall into the category as the West Londoners boast a squad with plenty of quality and potential.

The former Premier League side are a good catch, with their location being another key factor.

According to Sky Bet, former favourite Steve Bruce was replaced by Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, but now the Dutchman has slipped to second in the running, the bookmakers now edging for Nigel Pearson.

The former Leicester City boss stands at 5/4, though at those odds it suggests this is hardly a sure-thing, especially considering he’s at 6/5 to take over at fellow London outfit Queens Park Rangers.

Pearson has built an impressive CV in recent years, doing a great job at Hull City before returning to Leicester and helping the Foxes earn promotion and later preserve their top-flight status.

He may not be particularly media friendly or charismatic in front of the cameras, yet Pearson is an excellent coach and his man-management skills are second to none.

However, another name which has joined the running is David Moyes, following his recent sacking from La Liga outfit Real Sociedad. The former Everton boss comes in at 8/1 with Sky Bet.

Moyes may be broken goods following his short spell at Manchester United and ensuing failure in Spain, yet he knows how to establish teams in the top-flight – a factor which must interest Fulham.

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