Roberto Di Matteo favourite to replace Steve Clarke at West Brom

Roberto Di Matteo guided Chelsea to their first Champions League win
Roberto Di Matteo guided Chelsea to their first Champions League win Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Roberto Di Matteo has emerged as the shock favourite to return as West Bromwich Albion manager in place of the sacked Steve Clarke.

The Italian managed the Baggies from 2009-2011, taking the club into the Premier League, before he was sacked after a run of poor form.

The 43 year-old went on to manage Chelsea where he guided the club to their first ever Champions League win as well as an FA Cup.

Martin Jol played for West Brom in 1984-6
Martin Jol played for West Brom in 1984-6 Credit: John Walton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

West Brom favourite Martin Jol is also an early frontrunner to replace Clarke, who was sacked last night after a run of four straight defeats.

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