Al Hain-Cole expects the Baggies to hire the Scot, who is now free to return to coaching after dropping his legal case against former club Cardiff City
Having conveniently dropped his legal case against former club Cardiff City just last week, Malky Mackay is now free to take up a new job and Paddy Power’s 13/5 (3.60) favourite to do so at the Hawthorns.
|Next West Brom manager
|Odds from Paddy Power
|Chris Hughton/Brian McDermott||4/1|
|Paul Clement/David Moyes||14/1|
On the other hand, Chris Hughton’s stock has plummeted after being handed his P45 by subsequently relegated Norwich this season, so fans may not be as happy should the 4/1 (5.00) odds pay out on him taking over in the West Midlands.
Brian McDermott has seen his odds plummet to 4/1 (5.00) due to uncertainty over his Leeds United future under new owner Massimo Cellino, with the former Reading manager still highly thought of thanks to a largely successful spell at the Madejski Stadium.
Tim Sherwood looks destined to depart White Hart Lane this summer despite boasting the best Premier League record of any Tottenham manager and is available at 8/1 (9.00) to continue his young managerial career with West Brom.
Meanwhile, Celtic boss Neil Lennon is on offer at 9/1 (10.00) to make his long-awaited move south of the border after winning everything in sight in Scotland but remains seemingly steadfast in his loyalty to the Parkhead side.
Having previously given Steve Clarke a first managerial role, the Baggies board are at 14/1 (15.00) to offer highly-rated Real Madrid number two Paul Clement the chance to step up at the club where his brother Neil spent the majority of his career.
At the other end of the experience spectrum, David Moyes is also priced at 14/1 (15.00) to stage his comeback from the Manchester United fiasco by replacing Mel, although the Scot may feel he has bigger fish to fry.
|Malky Mackay to be next permanent West Brom manager for a 1pt stake at 13/5 (3.60) with Paddy Power
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