Alan Pardew is out as West Bromwich Albion manager after yet another defeat this past weekend against Burnley, leaving the Baggies rock bottom and all but consigned to a season in the Championship. What Are The Odds looks at the next West Brom manager odds, with the club set to appoint in the summer, leaving current coach Darren Moore as the caretaker for the foreseeable.
The initial bounce a manager tends to bring to a club i need of a boost never materialised for Alan Pardew, in-fact the 56-year old only guided the Baggies to eight points from a possible 54 available during his tenure at the Hawthorns.
The favourite to take the post is former West Brom player and one-time caretaker boss Michael Appleton. The current Leicester City assistant manager has plenty of Football League experience during spells with Oxford, Blackburn and Portsmouth and could be the man to lead West Brom out of the Championship at the first time of asking. Sky Bet back Appleton to be the next manager with odds of 7/2 (4.50) - still a bit of a way off being a ‘done deal’ with things likely to develop as the final weeks of the season go on.
One manager available this summer that is among the current front runners to take the post at the Hawthorns is Mick McCarthy. The legendary Irish boss has been consistency personified wherever he has been, and has just announced that he will depart as Ipswich Town manager at the end of this current season - having been at the club since 2012. Mick McCarthy’s priced at 4/1 (5.00) and fans will at least know if he gets the job, he’ll know all there is to know about the Championship.
Chris Wilder impressed for the majority of this season with his promoted side Sheffield United, and for a period of time looking like he might be on course to lead the Steelers to back-to-back promotions. However, their form has fallen off slightly and they are now outside shouts for a playoff place. This has apparently not gone unnoticed and it puts him at 5/1 (6.00) to take the West Brom job this summer.
Everton’s former number one target Marco Silva is backed at 7/1 (8.00) to drop into England’s second tier with the Baggies and get his managerial career back on track. However, with previous links to clubs like Benfica back in his homeland of Portugal it would be quite a surprise to see the former Watford boss drop into the Championship at this point.
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