Mark Bower has said he has received “no contact” from Bradford City, after being installed by bookies as joint third favourite for the vacant managerial role at the start of Tuesday, the Telegraph & Argus report.

The Bantams announced on Monday that boss David Hopkin had resigned from his position after 175 days and 28 league games in charge.

Several big names have been linked since including Phil Parkinson and Steve Evans.

But current Bradford (Park Avenue) boss Bower is a surprise front-runner, according to Sky Bet.

The former City skipper, who is Bradford born-and-bred, has denied any contact has been made by the Bantams.

He said: “It’s very flattering to be on a list like that, but no nothing at all. I’m sure that I would know about it if there was anything in it.”

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