West Brom’s search to appoint a permanent manager ahead of the 2019/2020 season is continuing into the summer, with a number of candidates being considered for the vacancy.
Bruno Labbadia remains the frontrunner to take charge at The Hawthorns, but a report has revealed that they won’t be pursuing a potential target.
The former Wolfsburg boss has reportedly held talks with the Baggies, although it seems as though West Brom are yet to reach an agreement for his services.
The Birmingham Mail have reported that West Brom have been priced out of a move for former Fulham head coach, Slavisa Jokanovic.
The 50-year-old has been out of work since he was dismissed as Fulham’s manager after a short-spell in the Premier League, where they were eventually relegated back into the Championship after just one season.
West Brom will be keen to appoint a new manager at the earliest of opportunities, so that they can turn their attention to next year’s league campaign.
The Baggies missed out on a chance to win promotion to the Premier League after they were defeated on penalties by Aston Villa in the Play-Off semi-final.
Villa went on to win at Wembley as they beat Derby County 2-1 in a closely-fought encounter to make a timely return back into the top-flight.
If West Brom are to have any chance of winning promotion next season, then they’ll be keen to have a new manager in place as soon as possible, so that he can make new additions to his squad.
I think they’ll regret not paying his wage demands.
Jokanovic has already proven that his style of football works in the Championship with Fulham, and West Brom should have been doing everything they can to appoint him.
They need to appoint a permanent manager as soon as possible, otherwise they can forget about winning promotion back into the Premier League anytime soon.