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Regional Digest: West Brom should hire Jokanovic instead of Neil

Regional Digest: West Brom should hire Jokanovic instead of Neil

West Bromwich Albion fans are waiting patiently to see who the club appoint as their new manager, with the likes of Alex Neil and Slavisa Jokanovic being mentioned

Of course, Alex Neil has been thriving this season at Preston North End as he’s taken them within touching distance of a play-off spot, but it doesn’t look as if they’ll be able to make it.

The Preston boss reportedly (as per Sky Sports) wants assurances on budgets and how much control he will have over first team affairs, if he is to become the boss at the Hawthorns.

He may be impressing at this moment in time and still has plenty of time to develop as a manager but it remains to be seen as to whether he’d be the best option with promotion on the line via the play-offs.

Therefore, Luke Dowling should focus on a different manager for now.

One man who does have previous experience of securing promotion via the play-offs is Slavisa Jokanovic.

The Baggies have reportedly held talks (as per Daily Mail) with the 50-year-old, so there’s a clear interest.

Indeed, the Serbian managed to take Fulham into the Premier League last season and his side played some of the best football that the Championship had seen in recent years. His attacking style would benefit the players at the Hawthorns massively with attacking full-backs and Jay Rodriguez playing in the Aleksandar Mitrovic role.

The most attractive thing about the former Fulham boss is that he knows how to get the job done in the Championship, which is the most important thing at this moment in time. Indeed, the Baggies could always go out and appoint Neil if they secure promotion next season, but getting their is the main focus right now.

West Bromwich Albion fans, who would you rather have at the helm this season? Join the discussion by commenting down below! 

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