Danny Murphy eyes up Fulham vacancyby Jack Kitson / 19 September 2014, 11:39Tweet
Former Fulham skipper Danny Murphy has expressed his interest in replacing the sacked Felix Magath at Craven Cottage. The under-fire German was eventually given his marching orders on Thursday following a wretched run of results, meaning the struggling Championship club are now on the lookout for their fourth manager in just 10 months. Owner Shahid Khan may have developed a trigger-happy reputation but there have been no shortage of suitors so far, with a plethora of names in the mix in the latest Next Fulham Manager Market.
Murphy spent five years at Craven Cottage between 2007 and 2012, during which he made over 200 appearances for the club, and memorably scored a goal that rescued the West London outfit from relegation on the final day of the 2007/08 campaign. The 37-year-old retired from football in 2013 and has since been working as a TV pundit, however the latest turn of events at his beloved club has intensified his urge to venture into the managerment arena, with the ex-England international a best-priced 20/1 with William Hill to be the man to replace Magath.
A scroll to the top of the betting reveals that there are a number of contenders at this early stage in the process. Former Norwich City gaffer Chris Hughton has emerged as the narrow 7/2 favourite with Paddy Power for the post, however he is immediately followed by the likes of Tim Sherwood, Neil Lennon, Cottagers caretaker boss Kit Symons, and Tony Pulis. Meanwhile Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a 66/1 long shot with Bet Victor.