David Wagner is no longer set to become the new Head Coach of West Bromwich Albion, according to Sky Sports’ Rob Dorsett.
The Baggies remain on the lookout for a new manager after Sam Allardyce left the club at the end of the season, following relegation from the Premier League.
The man to replace Allardyce looked to be David Wagner, with the German reportedly in advanced talks to take the job this week.
Wagner looked set to be appointed ahead of Chris Wilder, despite the board unanimously identifying the latter as their number one target.
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But according to Sky Sports’ Rob Dorsett, Wagner will no longer become the new Head Coach of West Brom, in what is a big managerial twist.
Instead, Wagner looks set to be appointed as the new manager of BSC Young Boys over in Switzerland, after deciding that he wants to be closer to his family.
It is claimed by Dorsett that Albion wanted assurances of Wagner’s appetite for a promotion battle, but a move to bring him to the Hawthorns now seems to have broken down.
Where the Baggies go from here remains to be seen, though, and here, we take a look at Albion fans’ reactions to this major twist…
Now that is news we like to hear so the question now is who?????
— Robbo (@Baggieboy75Mike) June 10, 2021
Thank god for that 🙏
— Ashley Dutton (@ashdut94) June 10, 2021
Christmas has come early 🙏🏻
— JayB (@JayB8644) June 10, 2021
Jesus – might as well interview me won the prem with us on FM
— Lewis 🏴 (@Lewba_) June 10, 2021
Becoming a farce isn't it Joseph? It's going to be last man standing. Imagine being a manager wanting to work for Dowling, Ken and Lai. You'd want some pretty massive assurances of your own and then you'd run a mile stating you need to stay close to your family.
— HerbyMcfly (@HerbyMcfly) June 10, 2021
The West Brom soap opera continues!!
— Dave price (@Davepricescaff) June 10, 2021
🤣🤣🤣 you couldn't make it up
— jim thomas (@Thomas18Jim) June 10, 2021
The circus show continues
— ⚪️ (@Cal102030) June 10, 2021