Fulham manager betting update: Warburton comments, new favourite emerges

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Rangers manager Mark Warburton and former Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray have been linked with the vacant Fulham post.

Fulham are closing in on their fourth straight week without a manager following the sacking of Kit Symons.

The West London outfit are seemingly no nearer to hiring his successor, but surely one name that can finally be ruled out is current Rangers boss Mark Warburton.

The former Brentford boss has been linked with a move to Fulham by BBC Sport following his terrific start with the Gers, winning 19 of his 22 games in all competitions in charge.

With speculation growing over a potential switch south of border, Warburton has stressed that he is fully committed to Rangers and admits he is growing tired of repetitive questions on the matter.

“There’s no interest, nothing official, no approach. It’s just speculation,” Warburton told the Scottish Sun.

“I’m the Rangers manager and I’ve made it very clear that I’m absolutely committed to Rangers. I’ve answered the questions four or five times. I can’t keep answering them.”

“No one listens to what I’m saying. I’m the Rangers manager, delighted to be here, absolutely committed.”

The links to Fulham seemingly won’t stop until the West London outfit appoint a new manager, although that still could be some time off as nobody seems to know what is going on.

Gary Rowett, Steve Bruce, Steve Clarke, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Nigel Pearson and Dick Advocaat have all been among the frontrunners for the job over the past three weeks.

However, the search continues and Sky Bet now place a new favourite for the job – former Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray.

Gray did a superb job with the Owls, taking over the mantel when they were widely regarded as a cash-strapped club with little quality in their squad.

Strong organisation, an excellent work ethic and a solid defensive shape helped Wednesday comfortably beat the drop last season, finishing in 13th position with a respectable 60 points.

Gray, for all his excellent work, was pushed aside however when new owners took charge of the club and opted for a different direction, appointing Carlos Carvahal as his successor.

The former Aston Villa midfielder is relatively experienced having had a previous spell in charge of Northampton Town, and he no doubt deserves another crack at Championship management.

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