West Brom coach James Shan will be in charge for Albion’s trip to Brentford this weekend, with the board to decide over the international break whether to keep him in charge until the end of the season.
That’s the latest according to Express & Star journalist Matt Wilson, who revealed he is still in the frame to be the boss until the summer.
James Shan is set to take charge of #wba at Brentford this weekend with the board targeting the international break for an appointment. Whether that’s a temporary one until the end of the season or a permanent one is yet to be decided.
— Matt Wilson (@mattwilson_star) March 14, 2019
Former boss Darren Moore was surprisingly sacked after the 1-1 draw with Ipswich on Saturday, with Shan guiding the side to a 3-0 victory over Swansea last night.
With nine games to go, the Baggies already seem nailed on for the play-offs, as they are nine points behind the top two and the same number ahead of the chasing play-off pack.
It remains to be seen who will be in charge for the crucial end to the season but it’s fair to say the fans are not happy with how this has played out.
They expected an immediate replacement for Moore instead of it dragging on like this.
Here’s how some reacted on Twitter…
This isn’t incompetence at all. How can you sack a manager and not have a replacement lined up immediately? Why not give Darren till the international break if that’s what they intended anyway?
— matthew marsden (@matthewdmarsden) March 14, 2019
Here we go,as stated yesterday,gettin a result would mean the clowns running the club think we can get by on the cheap rather than get a top replacement ie Jokanovic. Shan is no champship manager and we will go for the cheap option. Why sack Moore if Jokanovic wasn't lined up!
— Adam Kidson (@adamkidson_) March 14, 2019
Some textbook succession planning at our club. Some fans may be temporarily duped, but not all. Some of us see through this entire charade. It's time the ones running the club are accountable for our long term footballing future. A club is not just run on a balance sheet.
— Conrad Chircop (@conradchircop) March 14, 2019
This is shambolic but not surprising in view of Albion’s cheapskate philosophy. We can kiss promotion goodbye this season #wba
— Dodgerrrr (@dodgerrrr) March 14, 2019
How can you possibly get rid of Moore and then replace him with someone with even less experience? Clueless
— Jack (@Jdpnta) March 14, 2019
Ludicrous we didn't have anyone in mind straight away. If they didn't know already the season is almost over!
— Mike Campbell (@WBAcambolia) March 14, 2019
They had to rethink when they heard Jokanovic demands
— Graham Scott (@grahamsctt969) March 14, 2019