Appleton backed for West Brom vacancy

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Michael Appleton is the subject of continued support with Ladbrokes for the West Brom job.

The bookies have responded to the money by cutting Appleton from 7/1 to the 5/2 second favourite behind Chris Hughton.

Roy Hodgson’s price has also halved into 5/1 (from 10/1) with Sam Allardyce the big drifter (5/2 to 12/1) as punters remain unsure of his chances.

Alan Irvine is shortest priced new addition to the market at 6/1 with Roy Keane a 20/1 chance.

West Brom also just 13/8 to be relegated this season.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Caretaker manager Appleton is all the rage as punters have quickly dismissed Big Sam’s chances of getting the job.”

Ladbrokes latest betting:

Chris Hughton – 6/4
Michael Appleton – 5/2 (from 7/1)
Roy Hodgson – 5/1 (from 10/1)
Derek McInnes – 6/1
Martin Jol – 6/1
Alan Irvine – 6/1
Martin O’Neill – 10/1
Alan Curbishley – 10/1
Steve McClaren – 10/1
Sean O’Driscoll – 12/1
Sam Allardyce – 12/1
Roy Keane – 20/1
Ray Wilkins – 25/1
Bryan Robson – 25/1
Diego Maradona – 33/1
Gary Megson – 33/1

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