Remi Garde and Louis van Gaal-shaped diversions have re-routed all traffic in the next Premier League manager to leave market away from a punt that seems to appreciate in value on a weekly basis.
That wager is the 16/1 about West Brom and Tony Pulis parting ways before any other top-tier team plumps for a change in the dugout.
The Baggies are tumbling through the Premier League’s nether regions, with last weekend’s loss at Newcastle accelerating their descent.
With 13 games left to play, they find themselves in 14th, just six points adrift of the relegation zone and if a startlingly bad streak of form that’s seen them win just two top-flight matches since mid-November continues, this standing is set to worsen.
Indeed, West Brom’s next four league fixtures are against teams – Everton, Crystal Palace, Leicester and Manchester United – who’ve already beaten them this campaign.
It’s not an ideal set of opponents for Pulis to face as he enters the final month of what has become something of a sacking season at The Hawthorns.
The last three Throstles coaches relieved of their duties by the club – Alan Irvine, Steve Clarke and Roberto Di Matteo – were sent packing between December and February.
Only half of the aforementioned quartet of matches fall before the end of 2016’s second month, but previous disappointments may mean defeats in those games will prompt the West Brom shot-callers to take action.
Defeat on Tyneside last time was their fourth loss of the season across all competitions to a side residing in the Premier League’s current bottom six.
Draws with Aston Villa and Swansea take their tally of failures to prevail against said sides to half a dozen from ten attempts.
With three matches against the relegation battlers to come, similar struggles will see West Brom sucked deeper into the skirmish and, in such situations, the manager always pays with his head.