Coyle favourite for Burnley return

  • Last Updated: October 12 2012, 17:10 BST

Sky Bet have installed Owen Coyle as the 7/4 favourite to be the next Burnley manager after Eddie Howe returned to Bournemouth.

Owen Coyle: Heading back to Turf Moor?

The online betting firm are expecting Coyle to follow the same path as Howe by returning the club where he enjoyed his greatest success, leading the Clarets to promotion before controversially departing to take over local rivals Bolton.

Coyle is followed in the betting by Michael Appleton, Graham Alexander, Mick McCarthy, Karl Robinson and Keith Hill.

Sky Bet Football Trader Chris Spicer said: "Coyle looks the perfect candidate given his previous work at the club but the nature of his departure raises questions, with the Clarets fans making their feelings perfectly clear when he took over their rivals.

"Our punters seem to have no such concerns, backing him in from 4/1 from the moment we opened the market.

"With Burnley at the wrong end of the table they will need their new manag'r to quickly re-ignite their season, but Charlie Austin is in lethal form and there's plenty of other talent in that squad to work with."


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