Odds slashed on former Wolves boss taking over at West Brom

The odds of former Wolves boss Dave Jones becoming West Brom's new manager have slashed from 100/1 to 6/1.

As far as shock appointments go, this one would be up there in the mould of Alex McLeish at Aston Villa.

The latest betting markets on the next West Brom manager, detailed by Oddschecker, list Dave Jones as one of the top candidates for the West Brom vacancy.

Jones managed Wolves for three years between 2001 and 2004, taking the west Midlands side into the Premier League but suffering the acrimony of relegation back into the second tier. He was sacked in the following season.

The 57-year-old's next job saw him last six years at Cardiff, though he failed to achieve promotion with the Bluebirds at any point and was relieved of his duties in 2011. Malky Mackay has since taken them to the promised land but was also sacked for his efforts.

Most recently, Jones was appointed Sheffield Wednesday boss yet, once again, was dismissed - this time after just a year and a half. This season, Wednesday found themselves bottom of the Championship and with one win to their names all campaign.

If this is the reason Jeremy Peace sacked Steve Clarke, then the West Brom chairman may as well wave the white flag in the battle to avoid relegation.

Baggies fans will hope the bookmakers are wide of the mark with this one, as not only will they be hiring one of their old rivals, but a man whose track record does not exactly inspire confidence.

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