Mick McCarthy has emerged as the 5/2 favourite on SkyBet for the West Bromwich Albion job.

The Baggies parted company with Alan Pardew yesterday with the club rock-bottom of the Premier League and looking like certainties for relegation to the Championship. Darren Moore has been placed in caretaker charge.

Mick McCarthy is a man who know the second tier like the back of his hand and he is the early front-runner for the vacant position. He will leave his current club Ipswich Town at the end of the season.

McCarthy, who is 59 years old, has been with Ipswich since 2012. He took them to the Play-Offs in the 2014/15 season but they lost to their rivals Norwich City over two legs. His time at Ipswich has split opinion but he has done a decent job on the whole with them considering the budget he has had.

Prior to joining the Tractor Boys, McCarthy had managed Millwall, the Republic of Ireland national team, Sunderland and Wolves. He is a vastly experienced manager and could potentially be a man in demand over the summer.

West Brom could be his next destination. However, there are other candidates for the role as well. Michael Appleton, who used to be a coach at West Brom, is now the assistant manager of Leicester City is also in the running. Brentford boss Dean Smith and Sheffield United’s Chris Wilder have also been mentioned.


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