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McClaren enters West Brom betting for next manager

| 08.02.2011

Steve McClaren’s sacking as manager of Wolfsburg has led to him being installed at 10/1 in the football betting market to be named as the next manager of West Brom.

After a successful spell in Holland, where he guided FC Twente to a first ever Eredivisie title last season, McClaren struggled to have the same impact in Germany.

Just five wins in 21 games meant that the tenure of the former England boss at Wolfsburg lasted just nine months and there is the possibility that he may be keen to test his managerial skills in the Premier League again.

McClaren previously did a good job at Middlesbrough in his first managerial post, leading them to a Carling Cup victory and a final of the Europa League.

The knowledge of different leagues that he has gathered could prove invaluable for West Brom as it is likely that they will want to appoint a manager high on experience.

Meanwhile, it will not have gone unnoticed that McClaren has worked with the best in the past, thanks largely to his spell as understudy to Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.

However, the one potential stumbling block could be his wage demands, as there is a strong possibility that his wages would have been higher at Wolfsburg in comparison to what West Brom may be prepared to pay.

Another new addition to the West Brom betting market is Alan Irvine following his sacking from Sheffield Wednesday.

Irvine is 5/1 to take over as the Hawthorns and was one of the leading contenders to be named manager of West Brom before the club settled on appointing Roberto Di Matteo.

The one hindrance for Irvine is that his stock is now at rock bottom following his unsuccessful stint at Sheffield Wednesday.

A £25 stake on Martin Jol being named as the next West Brom boss would return £125. New customers can sign up here for a free £25 bet.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.