West Bromwich Albion will have their sights set on going all the way in the play-offs after failing to keep the pressure on the likes of Sheffield United and Leeds United.
But, one big dilemma the Midlands currently face involves picking a new manager after relieving Darren Moore of his managerial duties at the Hawthorns. Of course, James Shan has done a decent job since taking interim charge but the Baggies’ recent results suggest he’s not the right man for the permanent job.
Interestingly, it looks as if the Midlands club already have Alex Neil in their sights (as per Sky Sports) but he wants assurances on budgets and how much control he will have over first team affairs, if he is to become the new boss.
Alex Neil may not be the best manager to appoint in terms of securing promotion via the play-offs but he’s definitely the best all-round choice as he’s young, talented and he promotes an attractive style.
He has a good track record of developing ordinary players into stars as the likes of Callum Robinson and Ben Pearson have both come on leaps and bounds under the Scotsman.
One player who would definitely benefit from Neil taking charge is Kyle Edwards.
The 21-year-old has enjoyed quite a lot of success under James Shan and he has the potential to become a future star at the Hawthorns, but you can’t help but feel that he still has another couple of levels to go up.
Neil has turned Robinson into one of the best wingers in the Championship, so perhaps he can do the same with Edwards as he’s very similar to the Preston man, with the finishing ability, electrifying pace and trickery to cause problems.
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