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‘Steve Cooper for me’, ‘Eddie Howe maybe’ – Many West Brom fans discuss who they want to replace Sam Allardyce

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A number of West Brom supporters have been commenting on who they want to replace Sam Allardyce as manager next season following confirmation he will be leaving the Hawthorns.

Allardyce had performed a decent job in terms of improving the performances from West Brom after taking over from Slaven Bilic, but that was not enough for him to help keep the Baggies in the Premier League. The fact that he could not help them survive with his record of previously never having been relegated shows how tough a role it was when he took charge.

According to The Athletic, three managers that are already under consideration for the role are Chris Wilder, Frank Lampard and Lincoln City’s Michael Appleton. Wilder has the most experience of those three and has managed to earn promotion before with Sheffield United. While Lampard guided Derby County to the play-off final in 2018/19 and Appleton has performed very well with the Imps.

Before Allardyce’s confirmed departure, Barnsley manager Valerien Ismael was linked with a potential switch to the Hawthorns. The Sun on Sunday (18/04/21, p67) reported his name was being considered as a potential alternative should Allardyce leave.

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There are also managers like Eddie Howe who are out of work, while Steve Cooper is always going to attract attention given the job he has done with Swansea City in the last two years.

Some West Brom fans were very keen on the idea of Cooper potentially taking over as manager, while there were one or two others hoping that it might by Wilder or Howe that get the job. While Ismael’s name also got a mention.

Here, we take a look at some of the best reactions on social media…


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