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Next West Brom manager betting odds after Darren Moore sacked

Guide to the candidates for the Hawthorns hotseat

Former Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic has been linked with the West Brom vacancy
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Slavisa Jokanovic is Betfair's 2-1 favourite to become West Brom's next manager following the sacking of Darren Moore.

Jokanovic, who guided Fulham through the Sky Bet Championship playoffs last season and also led Watford out of the division into the Premier League, has been without a club since leaving the Cottagers in November.

There are some questions over his ability at the highest level, although he is proven in the Championship and would play the kind of football that should suit Albion's attack-minded squad.

Jokanovic is followed in the market by 5-1 shot Michael Appleton, who finished his playing career at the Hawthorns and briefly became caretaker coach before assisting Roy Hodgson during his successful period at the club.

Appleton has since managed Portsmouth, Blackpool, Blackburn and Oxford, but has been out of the limelight since departing Leicester as Claude Puel's number two last summer.

David Wagner is available at 7-1 and, like Jokanovic, has a strong Championship pedigree having led Huddersfield to the Premier League via the playoffs.

The German enhanced his reputation by keeping Town up against the odds last season, but he left in January with Huddersfield on a run of one point from nine matches as well as suffering a FA Cup defeat at the hands of Bristol City.

The mastermind of that cup success - Robins boss Lee Johnson - is also 7-1. Johnson was strongly linked with the job before Moore was given the role permanently last summer and at the other end of the age scale Harry Redknapp is 9-1.

Redknapp, 72, was crowned king of the jungle on ITV reality series I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! just before Christmas and seems to be revelling in his new-found status, appearing in a McDonald's advert, so a return to football would seem unlikely.

Derek McInnes (10-1), Sam Allardyce (12-1), Tony Mowbray (14-1) and Garry Monk (14-1) are the other candidates priced at less than 22-1 to fill the Hawthorns hotseat.

Saturday's disappointing 1-1 draw with Ipswich left Albion in fourth spot in the Championship, nine points off the automatic promotion places and seemingly heading for the playoffs.

The Baggies, who are 5-2 to return to the Premier League at the first attempt, are next in action against Swansea on Wednesday.


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