West Brom are facing another season in the Championship, having lost out on penalties to Aston Villa in their play-off semi-final second leg, after the tie had ended 2-2 on aggregate.
With Jimmy Shan still in caretaker charge at the Hawthorns, the club will need to move quickly to make a decision on their long-term managerial future to allow whoever is appointed to the role, sufficient time to prepare for next season.
It is reported in the Birmingham Mail, that despite the managerial uncertainty the club remain keen on signing Rangers club captain James Tavernier.
So are the Baggies right to be pressing on with transfers without a permanent manager in place?
“No, it’s lunacy.
“How can you sign a player without a manager there?
“What does a manager do these days?
“If the answer is ‘play who you’re told’ then it’s best to avoid the Baggies if they come knocking.”
“Perhaps this is slightly concerning, but wouldn’t be surprised if they signed him anyway.
“Tavernier is a very good player and would be an excellent signing for West Brom.
“If the club have an opportunity to sign him, they should do it.
“He is a very experienced player and if they do sign him, whoever is in charge at the Hawthorns next season would be foolish not to put him in the team.”
“It shouldn’t matter either way.
“You can’t wait around for a permanent manager to be appointed to make new signings ahead of next season.
“Other clubs will be interested in Tavernier in particular, and the Baggies have to act swiftly to sign him ahead of other potential suitors.”