Frank Lampard and Chris Wilder are top of West Bromwich Albion’s list of replacements for Sam Allardyce, according to Rob Dorsett from Sky Sports.
Albion announced yesterday that Allardyce will step down at the end of the season and it appears the search for his replacement is now underway ahead of their return to the Championship.
Dorsett has reported that Lampard and Wilder are top of the Baggies’ list of candidates to talk to.
It is understood that the Hawthorns outfit will focus on out-of-work managers as should any compensation need to be paid, it will eat into their transfer budget for the 2021/22 campaign.
Lampard has been jobless since leaving Chelsea back in January, while Wilder cut ties with the Blades in March.
Both have good experience at Championship level, with the former taking Derby to the play-off final and Wilder getting Sheffield United promoted.
It seems their decision could be made for them concerning Lampard, however, as Dorsett has indicated he is more likely to replace Roy Hodgson at Crystal Palace.
The Baggies most recent spell in the Premier League has lasted just one season, with their relegation confirmed earlier this month.
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West Brom fans should love these early candidates to replace Allardyce at the Hawthorns as both have strong Championship experience.
It makes sense to look to avoid paying any compensation in a summer in which money is already likely to be tight.
The Baggies target has to be bouncing back up to the Premier League and you feel both Lampard and Wilder could help them do that.
That said, given Wilder’s preferred system, significant changes may have to be made to the squad if he is appointed.