Wigan No 2 Graeme Jones favourite for vacant Swansea post after bookies suspend betting

Bookies suspend betting on vacant Swansea post with Wigan No 2 Jones favourite

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17:29 GMT, 31 May 2012

Wigan No 2 Graeme Jones has emerged as the favourite to replace Brendan Rodgers at Swansea after leading bookmakers suspended betting on the identity of the Welsh club's next manager.

Brighton boss Gus Poyet and Blackpool's Ian Holloway had led the betting after Rodgers informed Swansea of his desire to leave and sign a three-year deal at Liverpool. The two clubs are set to agree a compensation deal.

In the running: Graeme Jones (rear) is favourite to take over at the Liberty Stadium

In the running: Graeme Jones (rear) is favourite to take over at the Liberty Stadium

But a surge of bets on Jones saw the 42-year-old's odds come in as far as 1/10.

Jones worked at Swansea as Roberto Martinez's assistant before joining the Spaniard at the DW Stadium in 2009. He was approached by the Swans to take over from Paolo Sousa prior to their appointment of Rodgers in 2010.

But it is understood that Wigan have yet to receive an approach for Jones.