A number of West Brom fans have been reacting to the latest report from The Sun that the Baggies could now turn their attentions towards Barnsley manager Valerien Ismael.
It has been reported by The Sun that the Baggies’ move to appoint Chris Wilder as the successor to Sam Allardyce has taken a hit because it is believed that he is preparing to wait for potential Premier League offers that might come his way.
While it has also been reported that West Brom have offered Wilder around £25,000-a-week as well as a bonus if he delivers them promotion. That is thought to be less than what he was on with Sheffield United.
It is now believed that the Baggies could turn their attention towards Ismael, with Barnsley having now exited the Championship play-offs to Swansea City in their semi-final. The Sun’s report adds that West Brom is a job that he could consider because of the potential to be working with an increased budget in the Championship next season.
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However, Ismael does have other potential options with Crystal Palace also having him on their managerial radar as they seek a long-term successor to Roy Hodgson with him now having taken charge of his last game as manager.
Some West Brom fans were keen on the idea of appointing Ismael as Allardyce’s successor, whilst there were one or two others that were more critical of the idea due to the style of play Barnsley have been adopting under him.
Here, we take a look at some of the best reactions on social media…
I hope the story is correct and wilder don’t wanna come. Really don’t fancy him. Steve Cooper or Valerian Ismael for me. Obviously if Swansea go up Coopers a no go. Lampard as my 3rd choice. #wba
— Greg Bishop (@BiffyBoy1982) May 23, 2021
Would anyone else love Valerien Ismael as our next boss? #wba
— Jimmy (@Jshakyx) May 22, 2021
I really don't like his style of play, watching the two play off legs it was awful
— fish (@ImAfishShush) May 23, 2021
I would definitely take a punt on Ismael #wba
— Shane (@ShaneoTheBaggie) May 23, 2021
Taking nothing away from the incredible job Ismael has done with Barnsley but I seriously don’t understand the instant love in from Albion fans who desperately want him 🤯🤯#wba
— Brett Osborne (@WBABrett) May 23, 2021
Utterly agree. Could v well just be a Hodgson type thing a level lower. We don't know yet do we?? Would be a massive risk.
— Luke Mason (@jastle68) May 23, 2021
I wouldn't be mad at it.. But the football can be horrific
— Jack (@jackwat_) May 23, 2021