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Opinion: West Brom cannot afford to bide their time over Darren Moore replacement

Opinion: West Brom cannot afford to bide their time over Darren Moore replacement

This weekend saw a late season managerial casualty, as West Brom chose to get rid of manager Darren Moore.

Following a 1-1 draw with Ipswich Town, the Baggies board made their big decision to part ways with former defender Moore, a decision which caused plenty of talk over the weekend among fans and pundits alike.

And while they have made their decison and stuck with it, it’s imperative they don’t hang around to appoint a new manager if they are realistic about keeping their top six spot and also winning the play-offs.

The likes of Slavisa Jokanovic and David Wagner have been touted already as potential replacements, and either would no doubt be a good addition.

But, if Albion don’t act quickly, they are in danger of seeing their season going entirely wrong and ending with nothing but disaster.

Moore was doing a decent enough job at the Hawthorns, and his sacking was a harsh one. It’s clear that the board have acted in the hope of someone coming in to provide a short boost to the confidence and mood around the club, but it’s a big risk to take.

Albion have a big ten games coming up, and their board has a big decision to make regarding their next gaffer. A short-term option might well just get them up, but if not, where do they go from there?

Only time will tell, but they simply cannot afford to rest on their laurels given the decision they have made.

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