Derek McInnes is said to be interested in taking over as West Bromwich Albion’s new manager this summer, according to a report by the Express & Star.
The 49-year-old Scotsman used to play for the Baggies as a player and is now said to be eyeing a move back to the Hawthorns to take on the role that was left vacant by Sam Allardyce’s departure after it was confirmed that the club would be getting relegated back to the Sky Bet Championship.
McInnes already possesses a wealth of managerial experience from his time in charge of St Johnstone, Bristol City and Aberdeen and is now seemingly keen to get back into the game after leaving the Dons back in March of this year.
This comes as West Brom’s never ending search for a new boss continues, with several names having been in the frame to take over in recent weeks.
Both Chris Wilder and Michael Appleton were considered to be good candidates at first but both were vetoed by owner Guochuan Lai.
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Whilst their recent pursuit of former Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner also ended in disappointment as the German rejected the Albion advances in favour of joining BSC Young Boys in Switzerland instead.
McInnes certainly done a brilliant job whilst he was at Aberdeen but a move to the Championship would certainly be a big step up for the Scotsman this summer.
West Brom are currently in a state of suspended animation as they look to get a new boss in place and it appears that they could well finally be in line to bring in Allardyce’s successor.
He knows the club well from his time as a player and already has that all important relationship[ with the fans, which means he could be a popular appointment by all accounts.
But as we have seen over the last few weeks, nothing is certain at the Hawthorns and there could be a few more twists and turns along the way before McInnes is given the job.