Fulham are going to have to come up with a bag of cash if they intend to prise Steve Bruce away from Hull City.
The Tigers boss signed a three-year extension at the KC Stadium in March, and even though he was earlier listed as bookies favourite to become the fifth Whites boss in two years, his side stare down at the rest of the Championship with a squad largely intact from their Premier League relegation in May.
Any move south for the ex-Manchester United defender would require hefty compensation headed back to Humberside to release him from his contract.
Harry Redknapp is priced at 8/1. GetWestLondon urges punters to keep their money in their pockets when it comes to the ex-QPR manager returning to west London.
The man with the biggest say in making the next Fulham appointment was sacked by Redknapp when he was at QPR.
Mike Rigg, now the ‘chief football officer’ at Craven Cottage was in essence the baby that got thrown with the bathwater at Rangers when Redknapp replaced Mark Hughes in December 2012.
Rigg had rejoined Hughes from their time at Manchester City as Hoops ‘technical director,’ but like most managerial dismissals, joined the exodus with the boss.
The new favourite for the job, and a point ahead of Bruce at 2/1 is Slaviša Jokanović with Sky Bet Victor.
The Serb who led Watford to promotion last term, and then became the shock June departure, citing lack of concord with the Hornets board, subsequently moved to Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Once again the Israeli club would look to extract the equivalent of a transfer fee for their boss.