Betfair suspends betting on Vincent Kompany to become next Burnley boss

Popular bookmaker Betfair has suspended betting on the ‘next Burnley manager’ market following a flurry of bets on former Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany.

By Dan Black
Wednesday, 25th May 2022, 4:53 pm

The four-time Premier League winner, who is set to step down from his role at Belgian First Division A side Anderlecht, had been Evens for the Clarets vacancy at the start of the week and was backed into 1/9 this morning, before the market was removed from the site.

Betfair spokesperson Sam Rosbottom said: “Betfair has suspended betting on Vincent Kompany to become the next Burnley manager following a flurry of bets.

"The Man City legend was Evens at the start of the week and was backed into 1/9 this morning, before the market was suspended. It seems as though it’s only a matter of time before Kompany is officially tasked with taking Burnley back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

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Anderlecht's Belgian head coach Vincent Kompany holds a press conference in Brussels on May 6, 2022, ahead of the Belgian Pro League play-off football match betwenn Royal Antwerp FC and RSC Anderlecht. - Belgium OUT (Photo by LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ / BELGA / AFP) / Belgium OUT (Photo by LAURIE DIEFFEMBACQ/BELGA/AFP via Getty Images)

“Looking at their chances of bouncing straight back, Burnley are currently 5/2. If Kompany does take the job, there's no doubt that promotion will be his main target.”