Chris Wilder remains the first choice managerial candidate for West Bromwich Albion, according to The Sun’s Alan Nixon.
The Baggies are looking for a new boss following Sam Allardyce’s decision to leave the club at the end of the season.
West Brom have endured a difficult season in the Premier League and as a result they’re set to make an immediate return to the Championship next time around.
The focus for the club will be on securing an immediate return back to the top flight, and that means finding a manager who knows the second tier inside out.
Wilder is current without a job after leaving Sheffield United earlier this season, with reports from Sky Sports suggesting that he’s on the club’s shortlist.
Frank Lampard, David Wagner and Steve Cooper are also said to be on the club’s list of targets, but according to The Sun’s Alan Nixon, it’s clear that Wilder is the man who is in the ascendancy for the role providing that ‘a few issues’ can be sorted.
First choice … but a few issues to sort there … and other candidates being kept warm … https://t.co/OU0NmTIwG5
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) May 26, 2021
Taking to Twitter, Nixon said: “First choice, but a few issues to sort there. Other candidates being kept warm.”
It’s absolutely vital that West Brom get this appointment right.
With another season in the Championship on the horizon it’s clear that the Baggies will be working tirelessly to ensure that they secure an immediate return to the Premier League.
Chris Wilder seems like an ideal appointment for the club given what he achieved with Sheffield United and his experience in the EFL, that’s why the Baggies are clearly determined to get their man.
That said, Wilder won’t be available forever and so it’s crucial that they get this wrapped up as soon as possible if he’s the man that they want.