West Bromwich next permanent manager odds
The 2016–17 season is West Bromwich Albion's seventh consecutive season in the Premier League and their 139th year in existence. This season West Bromwich Albion will participate in the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup.
After a disappointing season last year, with a 14th place finish in Premier League and eliminations in the 3rd round of both FA Cup and League Cup, the team from The Hawthorns hadn’t a easy summer, as their manager has been named on British media as one of the contenders in the race of next Premier League manager to be sacked. Tony Pulis is as short as 2/1 with some betting companies after Chinese investors bought Jeremy Peace’s 88 per cent stake in the club. New owner Guochuan Lai and new chairman John Williams both gave Pulis a vote of confidence in their arrival statements released on Friday, claiming to be happy with the ‘existing coaching staff’ in place at The Hawthorns. Pulis has got one year left on his current £2million-a-year contract with the Baggies.
Pulis underlined back in May a need to bring in a host of young players to rejuvenate the oldest squad in the top flight. On the same month he declared that “The most important thing for this football club is to strengthen and improve the team. We’ve done hardly any business at all and we need to do business. We need five players I think personally and that is going to be a tough task with only two weeks to go.” And the owners looks to listen to him as Matt Phillips, Nacer Chadli, Allan Nyom, Hal Robson-Kanu joined the team.
Although, the Welshman is still not receiving confidence from the bookmakers and from the media. More than that, the Brits journaist have already named some managers that can replace him.
One of the rumoured name is the one of Tony Mowbray,one of the former manager of West Bromwich Albion. The 52 year old who is now managing Coventry City F.C., a team which finished 8th in League One last season has already been on the lead of the Baggies, winning 2007-08 Football League Championship. Mowbray won the Championship Manager of the Month award in September 2007, after Albion gained 13 out of the maximum 15 points and climbed to 2nd in the Division. At the start of 2008, Mowbray's young Albion team topped the table, receiving growing plaudits from the media and supporters alike for their attractive brand of attacking one touch passing football, a reflection of Mowbray's staunch footballing philosophy. After a poor 2008–09 season, West Bromwich were relegated from the Premier League, finishing 20th. Mowbray was still thought highly of by the fans, however, and this was evidenced by them wearing Mowbray masks at their last game of the season. Mowbray left the club for Celtic shortly afterwards.
Not to exclude are the foreign managers, as it looks like it became a trend between the teams from the Premier League.
Next permanent West Bromwich Albion manager odds