A New Face at The Hawthorns: Who Will Take the Reins at West Brom?

Cap sales have gone down significantly in the West Brom megastore in the past week as Tony Pulis was finally relieved of his duty following a wretched start to the season.

The Baggies have won just two of their 12 Premier League fixtures so far and fans will be hopeful of a huge turnaround to avoid a long old season battling to stay up.

But who will be the man to lead them for the rest of the season? We take a look at the candidates the bookies are touting for the next West Brom manager…

Alan Pardew

Pardew will be dancing like he’s gone 1-0 up ok an FA Cup Final should he be offered a route back into football.

The former Crystal Palace Manager had been out of a job since December last year and is currently favourite to take the West Brom job amid rumours he’s already held talks.

Sam Allardyce

Big Sam has been linked with almost every job that’s become available since leaving Crystal Palace at the end of last term.

He’s currently priced at 7/1 for the role and would naturally be a good appointment if the Baggies want to keep their Premier League status.

If they’re looking to push on further up the table however, they could have to look elsewhere.

Martin O’Neill

Martin O’Neill has been out of club football for around four years now and West Brom could be the perfect role for him given Ireland’s failure to qualify for the World Cup.

It’s unclear whether O’Neill will stay in his current role and he could provide the energy and atmosphere needed to kick start the Baggies’ season.
Derek McInnes

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes is one of the hottest prospects in football management at the moment and it’ll be no surprise if a Premier League club approaches him soon.

The bookies have him priced at 14/1 for this role, and he would fit in perfectly at The Hawthorns given he captained the club back in 2002.

Oscar Garcia

Oscar Garcia has revealed he’d welcome a move to the Premier League strugglers.

He left Saint Etienne just last week after a short spell there and could have the ambition to take the club forward.

A former Barcelona player and Brighton manager, he’s won the Austrian Bundesliga twice as well as leading Brighton to the Championship play-offs back in 2014.