Departing Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy is open to taking over at West Bromwich Albion, despite his connections with Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Confirmation came last week that McCarthy would be departing Ipswich in the summer, with the 59-year-old ending a long association with the top-flight club.
A managerial change also came at West Brom over Easter, with Alan Pardew departing as the Baggies face relegation back to the Championship, after finding themselves cut adrift at the bottom of the Premier League table.
According to Sky Sports, McCarthy is open to the possibility of taking over at the Hawthorns in the summer, although West Brom’s owners do hold concerns due to the 59-year-old’s links with Wolves.
McCarthy previously managed Wolves, helping the Molineux club to promotion from the Championship during the 2008/09 season.
Coincidently, McCarthy, who spent five-and-a-half years with Wolves, was sacked back in 2012 following a heavy 5-1 defeat to West Brom.
McCarthy believes that Steve Bruce’s success with Aston Villa, despite managing across the city at Birmingham City, is one reason why he can overcome any difficulties at West Brom, despite his Molineux connection.
Due to McCarthy’s success in the Championship, it is hardly a surprise to see him linked with a move elsewhere in the division after confirmation of his pending departure from Ipswich.
There will obviously be concerns from West Brom about appointing an ex-Wolves manager, however, McCarthy’s spell at Molineux ended over five years ago and with Wolves looking like they will be in a separate division, there should few complaints from their supporters.
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