Surprise shift in odds sees Marco Silva backed for the Baggies

Surprise shift in odds sees Marco Silva backed for the Baggies

Ex-Watford boss Marco Silva has been heavily backed to become the next manager of West Brom.

Marco Silva is being heavily backed to become the next permanent manager of West Brom, with bookies taking evasive measures and cutting his odds.

Despite departing Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy being favourite to take over from Alan Pardew, its Silva who is grabbing punters attention for the vacant role.

Silva has attracted 36% of all bets in the last 24-hours, leading to his odds being slashed from 20/1 yesterday, into 10/1 as of today.

The front runner for the position is still owned by Mick McCarthy at 2/1, followed by Michael Appleton (5/1), Sam Allardyce (10/1) and Nigel Pearson (10/1).

Oddschecker spokesperson George Elek: “Silva was widely expected to join Benfica last month, but that move never materialised and Silva could be set for a third in English football.

“McCarthy and Silva do have somewhat different managerial techniques, so it will be interesting to see which manager Albion go for.”