Former Newcastle United player ‘among favourites’ to replace Steve Bruce at West Brom

It is nearing a whole year since Newcastle United parted ways with Steve Bruce.

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Former Newcastle United captain Scott Parker is among the favourites to replace Steve Bruce at West Brom. The 61-year-old was sacked following the Baggies’ 0-0 stalemate at the weekend.

Bruce’s spell with West Brom was his first since his departure from St. James’ Park a year ago, however he failed to impress at The Hawthorns, leaving the Championship club in the relegation zone after 13 matches of the campaign.

After a nine-game run without a win, Bruce was relieved of his duties and West Brom are now on the hunt for his replacement. The bookies now have Parker at 6/1 to take the reigns in the Midlands - less than two months after he was sacked by Bournemouth.

The former midfielder, who made 73 appearances for Newcastle, left the Cherries after expressing his frustrations with the club’s transfer policy. Parker won promotion to the top flight with Bournemouth after finishing as Championship runners-up - a year after winning the play-offs with Fulham. The 41-year-old hasn’t been north of London since his stint with the Magpies but could be tempted by a return to management with West Brom.

Meanwhile, it is unclear what will come for Bruce’s future after leaving his 12th club since becoming a manager. The former Manchester United defender has been non-stop since he first took charge of Sheffield United in 1998 but could be set for a spell out of work after a difficult few years.

Full list: Sean Dyche - 5/1, Scott Parker - 6/1, Michael Carrick - 8/1, Rob Edwards - 9/1, Carlos Corberan - 10/1, Liam Rosenior - 14/1, Mark Robins - 14/1.