But with the saga dragging on — and supporters beginning to grow anxious — popular bookmaker SkyBet are once again taking bets on who will be appointed as Sean Dyche’s successor.
Work permit issues are believed to be the hold up for ex-Anderlecht manager Kompany, who is priced at 1/20, though reports circulating recently suggested that the former Manchester City captain had welcomed talks with Ligue 1 side Nice.
So here are the revised runners and riders in the market.
1. Rafael Benitez 33/1
NORWICH, ENGLAND - JANUARY 15: Rafael Benitez, ex-manager of Everton, looks on prior to the Premier League match between Norwich City and Everton at Carrow Road on January 15, 2022 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)
Photo: Stephen Pond
2. Graham Alexander 33/1
MOTHERWELL, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 17: Motherwell manager Graham Alexander reacts during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Motherwell and Rangers at Fir Park on January 17, 2021 in Motherwell, Scotland. Sporting stadiums around Scotland remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Photo: Ian MacNicol
3. Sam Allardyce 28/1
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 22: Sam Allardyce, Former manager of West Bromwich Albion, looks on ahead of the Premier League match between Leicester City and West Bromwich Albion at The King Power Stadium on April 22, 2021 in Leicester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Rui Vieira - Pool/Getty Images)
4. Dean Smith 28/1
Norwich City's English head coach Dean Smith looks on during the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Norwich City at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on April 16, 2022.
Photo: PAUL ELLIS