Former Everton manager Marco Silva is the latest individual to be linked with the vacant job at West Brom as the search for a new boss continues at The Hawthorns.
The Lowdown: Baggies look for new boss
The Baggies have been on the lookout for a new manager since the final day of the 2020/21 season, with Sam Allardyce resigning once the campaign reached its conclusion.
West Brom are preparing for life back in the Championship and they will be hoping that the next appointment can guide them back into the Premier League.
Barnsley manager Valerien Ismael has emerged as the front-runner for the job, but there is also believed to be interest in Silva.
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The Latest: Silva emerges as contender
According to Football Insider, the Portuguese is seen as a ‘fall-back option’ if they fail to acquire Ismael’s signature, with the 43-year-old currently out of work.
Silva hasn’t been in management since parting ways with Everton back in 2019, but the Baggies consider him a contender to take charge at The Hawthorns should their move for Ismael not work out.
The Verdict: Ismael the ideal choice
Given Silva’s time out of the game, bringing him in as manager would feel like a risk, especially as he failed to impress many Everton supporters in his time at Goodison Park despite being hailed as a “positive man” by Toffees captain Seamus Coleman.
Ismael still seems to be the best candidate moving forward, having made giant strides in very little time with Barnsley, taking them into the Championship play-offs last month after they just about staved off relegation in the previous campaign.
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