SAM ALLARDYCE has emerged as favourite to be named the new boss of Championship outfit Wolves.
Wanderers sacked manager Walter Zenga after just 87 days at the helm earlier today.
The side are down in 18th spot in the league having won just four games in their last 14 played.
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And no sooner had Zenga departed Molineux, Allardyce was named by a host of leading bookmakers as the favourite to take over.
With Coral the former Sunderland, Bolton and Newcastle boss is 2/1, while Bet365 also have him as the leading contender at 5/2.
SkyBet have Allardyce as second favourite at 2/1 behind ex-Olympiakos boss Marco Silva who is priced 15/8.
Allardyce was axed as England manager after a newspaper sting saw him on video speaking how clubs could get around rules on third-party ownership of players.
Zenga was in the firing line after his side suffered their sixth defeat of the season against Leeds last weekend to leave them struggling in 18th place in the Championship.
“Stefano Cusin, assistant head coach has also left the club.
“Wolves will be conducting a thorough process to recruit a new Head Coach and won’t be revealing any timescales associated with this important task.
“Rob Edwards, first team coach, has been placed in interim charge of the first team, supported by u23s Coach, Scott Sellars.
“The club would like to extend their thanks and best wishes to Walter and Stefano for their contribution to Wolves during the season so far.”