Former England manager Harry Redknapp is a candidate for the vacant Walsall manager position, according to the Birmingham Mail.
The Saddlers have been managerless since Whitney was sacked on Monday. Four wins from 17 games have seen the Sky Bet League One table and they are now just four points above the drop zone.
Despite being out of management since leaving Birmingham City in September, Redknapp is a candidate for the job. The former West Ham boss was in conversations with Yeovil Town regarding a mentoring capacity to manager Darren Way.
The 71-year-old is priced at 40/1 by SkyBet.
Also named on the bookmakers’ shortlist is Steve Coterrill. The 53-year-old – who was only sacked as Birmingham City boss earlier this month – is priced at 16/1 by SkyBet.
The Blues owners had acted swiftly following a 2-1 defeat to Nottingham Forest and sacked the former Stoke and Portsmouth manager after just six League wins from 24.
Another face familiar to St Andrews who is linked to the Walsall job is Derek Fazackerley – the Blues’ first-team coach under Lee Clark. He is priced at 16/1.
After leaving Premier League side Chelsea after nine years in May 2017, the London side’s former development squad manager Adrian Viveash is favourite to take the job. The 48-year-old is a fan-favourite already at the Bescot Stadium having made over 200 appearances for the side between 1995 and 2000.
Viveash is named at 4/5 to take over while current caretaker manager Ian Sharps is just behind with odds of 4/1.
The Saddlers could also take a punt by appointing Wrexham manager Dean Keates. The former Walsall player is third favourite with odds of 7/1 but admitted he does not expect any contact from the Sky Bet League One side.
He told the Daily Post: “I’ve had no contact from Walsall and don’t expect to.”