Sunderland remain in the hunt for an immediate return to the Championship, currently in third spot in League One, two points off Barnsley with a game in-hand, following the 5-4 defeat to Coventry at the weekend.
Despite being firmly focused on the job in-hand, Black Cats manager Jack Ross is now a candidate under consideration for the West Brom manager job according to the print edition of the Sun on Sunday (April 14, Page 61), after first choice Alex Neil has ruled himself out of contention by signing a new deal at Deepdale.
So would Ross be a good choice for the Baggies?
“I’d be avoiding this.
“Ross has had a relatively good time in England since being appointed Sunderland manager, but it’s not been a breathtaking spell in charge for the Scotsman.
“If you’re West Brom, you’d want to surely be appointing someone with a lot more experience than Ross, and ultimately a manager that knows how to get out of the second tier, assuming they don’t make it via the play-offs.”
“It’s a no from me – I think he needs to prove himself a bit more first.
“He’s been a decent appointment for Sunderland, but with that squad, he should be walking the league with them in all honesty.
“He’s proved himself in the SPFL, but the Championship is a different kettle of fish.”
“I’m not sure this is the right move.
“Sunderland have looked far from convincing in recent weeks under Ross, and they seem to be struggling to deal with the pressure of the promotion run-in.
“There are better alternatives out there for West Brom in my opinion.”