Next West Bromwich Albion manager odds: Craig Shakespeare new second favourite at 9/1

Former manager of Crystal Palace and Newcastle, Alan Pardew arrives to work for the media ahead of the English Premier League football match between Bournemouth and Manchester City at the...

Could the former Leicester City manager rival Alan Pardew to the West Bromwich Albion post?

Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare looks on during the pre-season friendly match between Luton Town and Leicester City at Kenilworth Road on July 26, 2017 in Luton, England.

Odds on the former Leicester City manager Craig Shakespeare succeeding Tony Pulis at West Bromwich Albion have shortened throughout Friday.

Shakespeare, who was 18/1 with Sky Bet earlier this week, is now 9/1 with the same bookmakers - making him the new second favourite to take the Baggies role.

The 54-year-old dragged Leicester away from relegation danger after his initial appointment late last season, landing him the role on a permanent basis.

But after a poor start to the new campaign, he found himself sacked by the Foxes in October - barely four months into a three-year deal - following a 1-1 draw against West Brom.

Shakespeare played, worked and coached for the Baggies, whom he also managed on a caretaker basis in 2006, before two spells at Leicester and one at Hull.

(L-R) Sam Allardyce manager of England, Sammy Lee assistant manager of England, Craig Shakespeare coach of England and Martyn Margetson goalkeeping coach of England look on prior to the...

Both he and another former West Brom employee, Sam Allardyce, whom Shakespeare assisted during his brief spell as England manager, share odds of 9/1 with Sky Bet and are behind only Alan Pardew (1/6) on the bookmakers' list of likely appointments.

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