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37-year-old emerges as prime contender for West Brom job



West Brom are interested in speaking to Preston manager Alex Neil as they look to replace Darren Moore who was surprisingly sacked on Saturday.

That’s according to Sky Sports reporter Rob Dorsett, who revealed that the Scotsman is a ‘strong contender’ for the role.

Alex Neil, is a strong contender to fill the vacancy at #wbafc, I’ve been told. No formal approach so far – initial talks have been held with the reps of Slavisa Jokanovic, as Albion consider options.”

CEO due back from China tonight, when process will accelerate.”

Even though he is only 37-years-old, Neil has a lot of experience in the Championship and he took Norwich City to the Premier League four years ago.

And, he has done a fine job at Deepdale since arriving, with North End currently four points away from the top six after a fine recent run of form.

Therefore, you would imagine the Lancashire side will try to resist any approach for their manager that may come.

Coach Jimmy Shan will be in the dugout as Albion return to action against Swansea City tomorrow.

The Verdict

Neil is a very good manager at this level but is he really a definite upgrade on Darren Moore? I wouldn’t say that he is.

However, they’ve made that decision now and he is certainly someone who is a worthy candidate.

The obvious issue surrounding this is that Preston will not want to let him go and he may not want to walk at such a critical part of the season.

Thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.

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