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Next Permanent West Brom Manager Odds*

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Jody Morris 4/7 BetVictor
Carlos Corberan 5/2 BetVictor
Liam Rosenior 10/1 BetVictor
Sean Dyche 12/1 BetVictor
Gary Rowett 16/1 BetVictor
Leam Richardson 20/1 BetVictor
Steven Schumacher 25/1 BetVictor
Rob Edwards 33/1 BetVictor

*Odds correct as of October 21, 2022

West Brom lost 2-0 at home to Bristol City on Tuesday night to drop into the Championship relegation zone, with the club still searching for a new permanent manager. Jody Morris has become the latest favourite, with the former Chelsea and Derby assistant coach expressing an interest in the vacant position.

Carlos Corberan is trading at short odds and has that blueprint of steering Huddersfield Town into the Championship play-offs last season, while Sean Dyche and Gary Rowett come next, with supporters now wanting someone installed so that the club can work themselves in an upwards direction.

The football betting sites had Plymouth manager Steven Schumacher as favourite earlier in the week and the odds suggest that this is a market that could continue to run.

Jody Morris Hits Top of WBA Manager Betting Market

Jody Morris could be holding talks at The Hawthorns in the next few days. The 43-year-old worked for the Chelsea Academy between 2014-2018 before agreeing to become assistant manager at Derby County where he helped Frank Lampard steer the Rams to the Championship play-off final.

Morris then followed Lampard back to Chelsea and worked with his old sparring partner at the club between 2019-2021, although he has been out of work since Thomas Tuchel replaced Lampard, with the former Leeds and Millwall player now looking for his first management role.

Perhaps West Brom will be prepared to gamble on someone who has an excellent track record when it comes to working with young players, although his lack of experience as a number one means that an appointment such as this one could become a risk.

Corberan Could Be a Popular Appointment at The Hawthorns

Carlos Corberan produced a minor miracle to steer Huddersfield Town into the Championship play-offs last season. The Terriers were regarded as relegation contenders before a ball was kicked, although the Spaniard engineered a top six spot before taking the Yorkshire outfit to the final where they narrowly lost to Nottingham Forest.

Corberan stood down at the John Smith's Stadium shortly after the season ended and he remains a free agent, although there looks to be genuine interest in the vacant position at The Hawthorns. It would be a more attractive opportunity than the one at Huddersfield, even with the team stationed near the foot of the Championship table.

The 39-year-old did have a short spell with Olympiakos at the beginning of this season although the team started the campaign badly and Corberan lasted just eleven games before he was dismissed by the club's ambitious owner who also happens to own Nottingham Forest.

Could Schumacher Have West Brom Motoring Up The Table?

Steven Schumacher might be relatively unknown to the majority of West Brom supporters. However, the 38-year-old is doing a sterling job at Home Park, and his Plymouth side are four points clear at the top of League One right now. Although he's a relative rookie coach, Schumacher's achievements to date might have caught the eye of the Albion board.

The Pilgrims are averaging two goals per game in the third tier, and he has previously had coaching roles at Everton and Bury, with Schumacher working under current Preston boss Ryan Lowe. The latter then brought Schumacher to Plymouth before joining North End, leaving his assistant to take the reins, and the team have blossomed since then.

Some might regard his appointment at The Hawthorns as something of a risk, although the fact that Lowe is managing in the Championship would benefit his good friend, Schumacher, with the latter having achieved a great deal in a short space of time. Alternatively, he might consider that he's on to too much of a good thing with Plymouth right now.

Rosenior Now Considered a Viable Candidate for WBA Job

Liam Rosenior took interim charge of Derby County at the beginning of the 2022-23 season although the permament appointment of Paul Warne saw the 38-year-old leave Pride Park. He's now considering his options and it's perfectly possible that the former Hull and Brighton defender will be considered for the West Brom post.

Indeed, the fact that Rosenior is the second favourite with the bookies suggests that there have been some sizeable bets placed on him being appointed. It will be interesting to see if West Brom are prepared to take a gamble on someone who held a coaching role at Brighton before switching to Derby and becoming the specialist first-team coach.

Rowett Now Favourite To Ditch Millwall for Baggies

Gary Rowett has a vast amount of experience managing in the Championship, and perhaps he's ready to leave Millwall after a relatively successful time of things at The Den. Millwall sit 11th in the table after racking up 20 points from 14 games, although they are a relatively small fish in a big pond when it comes to finances in this division.

Rowett has been keeping the Lions afloat in the second tier since taking charge, and he's a popular figure among supporters. However, the chance to manage a more ambitious club might appeal to someone who has the desire to coach in the Premier League. It would also give him the chance to work with Jed Wallace, who moved from Millwall to West Brom in the summer.

He has presided over 151 Millwall games since taking charge, and there have been a healthy 59 games won and 45 matches drawn. He will be fully aware of the club and the fanbase, having been born in nearby Bromsgrove, and this could be a good fit for a club that needs to get away from the foot of the table as a first port of call.

Sean Dyche Also Among West Brom Manager Favourites

West Brom could be looking for an experienced manager, and they would certainly find one in the form of Sean Dyche. The former Burnley manager spent 10 years with the Lancashire club, and that included two promotions along with getting the Clarets into Europe.

It certainly wouldn't be a daft choice to opt for someone who will command the respect of the dressing room, with Dyche looking to reinvent himself after a timely break following his long stint in charge of Burnley.

Much comes down to whether Dyche feels as though the current Baggies squad has the option to climb up the table and challenge for promotion this season.

Leam Richardson Doing a Sterling Job For Wigan

West Brom are in a spot of bother near the foot of the Championship table, and the latest odds suggest they might take a punt on a relatively inexperienced candidate to steer them out of choppy waters. Leam Richardson is the current manager of Wigan Athletic, and he's been at the helm since April 2021.

A year after taking charge, Richardson led the Latics to League One promotion, and the team sit 16th in the current standings. Although Wigan are yet to win a home match this season, they have won four times on the road, with the 42-year-old having to work within a fairly strict budget.

It will be interesting to see whether there's any substance in the betting odds, although West Brom aren't blessed with cash right now, and perhaps Richardson fits the bill in terms of being able to lay out a long-term plan at The Hawthorns.

Will Roy Keane Replace Former Manchester United Team-Mate at The Hawthorns?

Roy Keane watched on as West Brom lost 1-0 at Preston last week and perhaps the Irishman is the preferred candidate at the Black Country club, with the 51-year-old having been out of the dug-out since 2019 when he took assistant charge of Nottingham Forest.

Keane has also been Martin O'Neill's assistant with Republic of Ireland and Aston Villa, while he was previously the main manager of Sunderland and Ipswich Town. He has more recently been seen offering expert analysis on Sky Sports, although perhaps the fact that he recently watched the Baggies in action implies that there is interest from both sides.

The bookies make Keane one of their betting favourites right now, with further developments likely to happen this week and we can then get a clear indication if this is a position that the Irishman wants.

Scott Parker Could Be Open to Championship Return

It's perfectly possible that the betting apps will install Scott Parker as one of their favourites. After all, the 41-year-old led AFC Bournemouth to automatic promotion last term and might be tempted by the challenge at The Hawthorns.

While promotion seems like a distant prospect for West Brom right now, it should be borne in mind that Nottingham Forest suffered a similarly slow start last season before Steve Cooper brought about a change in fortunes, and Parker will back himself to elevate Albion up the Championship standings.

Parker was in charge of Fulham between 2019-2021 before getting the chance to manage Bournemouth, and he engineered promotion at the first time of asking despite budget limitations. He only lasted a few games of the 2021-22 season and appeared to clash with owners who were trying to sell the club to American investors at the time.

Rob Edwards Could Return to the Midlands

Rob Edwards played 100 games for Wolverhampton Wanderers and then returned to the club to form part of the coaching staff. He took interim charge of the first team in 2016 and also presided over the U23s between 2018-19, with the 39-year-old then working with the England U16 squad before managing Forest Green Rovers.

Edwards made a name for himself at the Cotswolds club where he built a promotion-winning team with immediate effect. He then decided to jump ship to Watford last summer, although his reign at Vicarage Road lasted just a handful of games after clashing with the director of football. However, it appears likely that he'll make a quick return to management.

Edwards has been linked to the vacant Middlesbrough manager's job although he might not be alerted to the probability of Bruce being sacked by West Brom and perhaps the Midlands club are a better fit for someone who will have a point to prove in the Championship.

Chris Wilder Looking For Quick Return to Work

Many of the football betting sites might have Chris Wilder among the favourites to replace Steve Bruce. That's despite the fact that the former Sheffield United manager struggled to get a tune out of Middlesbrough this season before recently being sacked by the Teeside club.

Wilder appeared to be making any number of excuses as to why his team were underperforming before getting the chop. He started his time at the Riverside Stadium in promising fashion, with the team just missing out on the play-offs last season. There were also FA Cup wins over Manchester United and Tottenham as part of a memorable run.

However, it's hard to forget how effective Wilder was at Sheffield United where he was able to steer the Blades into the Premier League from League One before keeping them in the top flight for a single season. He was adored at a club that he has always supported, and perhaps WBA would offer him a chance to restore his reputation.

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Could O'Neil's Success With Bournemouth Make Him a Candidate?

O'Neil was part of Bournemouth's coaching staff under Scott Parker, although the latter's departure means that the 39-year-old is now in caretaker charge of the Cherries. He's been doing a sterling job at the Vitality Stadium, with the Dorset club into the top half of the table after a 2-1 win over Leicester City.

O'Neil would ideally hope to be offered the Bournemouth manager's job on a permanent basis, although he apparently attracted the interest of Middlesbrough for whom he used to play. It wouldn't be a surprise if West Brom also reached out, although it could be a tall order to persuade this coach to head to the Midlands considering West Brom's current plight.

John Terry Yet to Dip Toe into Managerial Water

John Terry is regularly linked with vacant high-profile positions going and former Aston Villa assistant manager might now be ready for a new challenge. He stepped down from his position as Dean Smith’s right-hand man at Villa Park in 2021 and that was an attempt to further his coaching knowledge, with West Brom representing a good first job for someone with ambitions to manage Chelsea.

Perhaps Terry has decided that management is not for him, although having seen Steven Gerrard take charge of Aston Villa and his good friend Frank Lampard take the job at Everton, it might be that he’s ready to give things a go in the Championship and aim to restore the fortunes of West Brom.

Terry is completely unproven as a number one although he has multiple contacts in the game and would be surrounding himself with knowledgeable people in the quest to make a successful managerial career.

Jokanovic Could Be Next West Brom Manager

Slavisa Jokanovic has been the ideal man when it comes to guiding teams up from the English Championship having achieved promotion with both Fulham and Watford, with the 54-year-old having steered the Hornets into the Premier League at the end of the 2014-15 season, while he managed a play-off win with the Cottagers.

Jokanovic recently took a job at Sheffield United and only lasted a few months, although he might be open to a return to England and the opportunity to land a hat-trick of promotions from the Sky Bet Championship.

Following his failure at Bramall Lane, Jokanovic has more recently headed to Russia and is currently presiding over Dynamo Moscow, with this being the tenth club which he's taken charge of. However, it's the second tier of English football where the most success has been enjoyed.

The bookmakers have the former Watford boss as among the favourites on this market and the achievements of Norwich and Watford demonstrate that relegated teams from the Premier League now seem to have an advantage.

Wagner and Appleton Could Also Be Considered

It’s clear that West Bromwich Albion will consider candidates who have achieved promotion from the Championship before, and this is certainly the case with David Wagner, with the German having spun gold out of straw to help Huddersfield into the Premier League a few seasons ago.

Wagner was then able to keep the Terriers in the top flight for one season before things turned sour, with the friend of Jurgen Klopp then heading to Schalke where he struggled to get a tune out of the German Bundesliga club and the manager only last forty games in charge. Since then, he's also had a short spell with Young Boys.

Michael Appleton is another interesting contender and the manager is currently tasked with trying to be successful with Blackpool in the Championship, although the coach already has links with this Midlands club having been part of the coaching setup in previous guises.

Appleton was caretaker manager in 2011 before having relatively short spells in charge at Portsmouth, Blackpool and Blackburn Rovers. He then enjoyed better times at Oxford United, although it could be that the manager wants to remain with the Tangerines and try to deliver the goods at this ambitious club.

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Matthew Glazier for Bookies.com
Matthew Glazier
Matthew Glazier, the former Head of Marketing at bet365, is a veteran in the online betting industry and contributes to Bookies.com.