Is Tony Pulis being lined up to make a sensational switch from West Brom to Leicester City?
West Brom boss Tony Pulis has shortened to 14/1 with William Hill to become the next Leicester City manager after being 80/1 yesterday. The dramatic change in the market could suggest that perhaps someone knows something.
At the same time the 59-year-old has gone from 50/1 to 9/1 with Betway in the Next Manager To Leave Post market. With Leicester in a battle for Premier League survival, it's more than visible the Thai owners are interested in Pulis. The Welshman is regarded as one of the best managers at saving teams from relegation.
The Leicester City manager market has been centred around current caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare, at 6/4, and former England manager Roy Hodgson, at 7/4, in the last few days. It was previously blown wide open when firm favourite Roberto Mancini withdrew his interest last week.
The Foxes responded to Claudio Ranieri's sacking with a 3-1 home win over Liverpool on Monday night, which has boosted Shakespeare's chances of landing the role at least till the end of the season. The volatile market suggests that any rumours of an approach to any manager will see the odds shorten quickly.
With West Brom unbeaten in five games and eighth in the table some may question why Pulis would opt to jump ship for a role at the King Power Stadium. But perhaps after two years with the Baggies he is ready for a move. Despite being in a relegation battle, the job at Leicester is one that would appeal to a lot of managers. With a squad not too different from the side that astonishingly won the Premier League last season there is sure to be a huge financial incentive for keeping the Foxes up.