Burnley next manager odds: Wayne Rooney and Chris Wilder favourites ahead of Allardyce, Solskjaer and Benitez in the mix

CHRIS WILDER and Wayne Rooney are frontrunners for the Burnley job after the shock departure of Sean Dyche.

That's according to bookmakers Betfair, who've significantly altered their betting market for the vacant position at Turf Moor.

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Sam Allardyce was installed as the 10/3 favourites soon after the decision was announced, but the veteran boss has drifted out to 9/2.

Dyche, who was the Premier League's longest serving manager having taken over in 2012, leaves with the club anchored in 18th position and four points from safety.

The Clarets have lost FIVE of their last SIX top-flight games with their latest defeat against Norwich being the 50-year-old's last game in charge.

Burnley still have eight matches remaining to protect their Premier League status.

But Chairman Alan Pace thought a change was needed to 'give the squad the best possible chance' of staying in the division.

He said: "Firstly, we would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Sean and his staff for their achievements at the Club over the last decade.

"However, results this season have been disappointing and, while this was an incredibly difficult decision, with eight crucial games of the campaign remaining, we feel a change is needed to give the squad the best possible chance of retaining its Premier League status."

Burnley next manager

Betfair odds

  • Chris Wilder – 2/1
  • Wayne Rooney – 10/3
  • Sam Allardyce – 9/2
  • Michael Duff – 9/1
  • Nuno Esprito Santo – 12/1
  • Rafael Benitez – 16/1
  • Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – 20/1
  • Daniel Farke – 20/1
  • Slavisa Jokanovic – 22/1
  • Tony Pulis – 22/1
  • Michael Carrick – 22/1
  • Carlos Corberan – 28/1
  • David Unsworth – 28/1
  • Claude Puel – 28/1

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Who is favourite to replace Sean Dyche?

The process of replacing Dyche is already underway, and Chris Wilder is favourite at 2/1.

The 54-year-old is currently in charge of Championship Middlesbrough, who are in the mix for a promotion play-off place with four matches of the campaign remaining.

Derby's Wayne Rooney is second favourite at odds of 10/3, while Allardyce isn't far behind at 9/2 to make a sensational return to top-flight management.

Elsewhere former Burnley defender and current Cheltenham boss Michael Duff is offered at 9/1.

Nuno Espirito Santo is 12/1, and followed in behind by Rafa Benitez (16/1), Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (20/1) and Daniel Farke (20/1).

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