West Brom are believed to be targeting Derek McInnes as their next managerial target, according to the Daily Mail’s Tom Collomosse.
This update comes after the Baggies couldn’t agree a deal to land David Wagner as their new manager, as they go in search of Sam Allardyce’s replacement.
It had previously been reported that West Brom were set to appoint the former Schalke and Huddersfield Town boss as their new manager, but this recent update pours cold water on those rumours.
Collomosse claims that Wagner is now heading to Swiss side Young Boys instead of a move to The Hawthorns, with the ()-year-old being out of work at this moment in time.
McInnes is a potential target for the Baggies though, as they look to win promotion back into the Premier League at the first time of asking this term.
He has been out of work since his spell with Aberdeen reached a conclusion in March 2021, after a poor run of results with the Scottish side in the 2020/21 season.
McInnes has also managed St Johnstone and Bristol City earlier in his career, and it’ll be interesting to see whether he holds talks with the Baggies in the near future, having been out of work for over two months now.
Can you score full marks on this 21-question West Brom quiz?
I’m really not sure about this one.
McInnes has shown glimpses of his quality as a manager whilst with Aberdeen, but I’m really not sure he’d be the right appointment for West Brom.
It strikes me as somewhat of a panic move by the Baggies, especially since David Wagner has chosen to take charge of Young Boys instead of West Brom.
I still think that Chris Wilder should be their number one target at this moment in time, but the owners clearly aren’t keen on appointing him this summer.
An interesting few weeks are ahead for West Brom, and it’s vital that they get this next appointment right.