Michael O’Neill odds and Derek McInnes bets among next West Brom manager tips
FootyOn’s next West Brom manager tips include Michael O’Neill odds and Derek McInnes bets after the Baggies axe Tony Pulis.
West Bromwich Albion have sacked boss Pulis with the West Midlands outfit a point and a place above the Premier League relegation zone.
The Baggies find themselves on a 10-match winless run in England’s top-flight.
Pulis has preserved their Premier League status, but is perhaps a victim of his own success again.
Albion assistant and one-time manager at The Hawthorns, Gary Megson is in caretaker charge “until further notice”.
Megson is 14/1 with Paddy Power for the role permanently, so others are more fancied to be Baggies boss after Pulis.
Read all about who those are in our next West Brom manager tips…
O’Neill odds at head of betting
Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill is interesting fellow Home Nations country Scotland, but now a Premier League post is vacant.
It seems more likely than ever that his six years in charge of his country are coming to an end, then.
Although he made a handful of Premier League appearances for Coventry City as a player, O’Neill never established himself in the English top-flight.
The chance to do so in management would surely appeal.
O’Neill odds have him the even-money favourite (cut from 3/1) with BetVictor for the Baggies.
Value of McInnes bets depend on Rangers resolution
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has been well-fancied to take over at Glasgow giants Rangers.
The Ibrox outfit are one of Scotland’s biggest clubs, so it remains more likely he would stay in his homeland.
McInnes has had an unsuccessful coaching foray south of the Scottish border before at Bristol City (2011-13), so that is also a negative.
However, he is a former West Brom player – spending three seasons under Megson at The Hawthorns.
A reunion cannot be ruled out, then, and McInnes bets are a best-price 7/2 with Paddy Power for him landing the Albion job.
Not another Allardyce link?
With Pulis just sacked, Baggies fans will hope the board appoints a new manager who plays better football.
Bearing in mind he told Everton they took too long to decide if they wanted him, Sam Allardyce doesn’t look a good fit for West Brom.
Big Sam has just ruled out coaching a bigger club, but is from the West Midlands.
Dudley native Allardyce has never managed a team in the area, yet like McInnes is a former Albion player and coach.
Way back in 1989, he briefly served on Brian Talbot’s staff at The Hawthorns.
Allardyce is 5/1 to return to where his coaching career began, while all other names in the betting are 12/1 and bigger.
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All prices quoted correct as of 12:00 GMT on Monday, 20 November.