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West Brom: Fans react to Valerien Ismael development

West Brom: Fans react to Valerien Ismael development - West Brom

West Bromwich Albion are set to announce Barnsley manager Valerien Ismael as their new boss today [Joseph Masi, Express and Star].

Ending months of speculation, the Baggies are set to bring their hunt for a new head coach to an end after Sam Allardyce departed the Hawthorns last month [Independent].

The West Midlands club are believed to have paid around £2 million in total to buy Ismael out of his contract, whilst the 45-year-old and the Baggies hierarchy are said to have taken the last day to iron out backroom arrangements [Express and Star].

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Michael Appleton was also heavily in the frame for the position in recent days, however the former Bayern Munich man has emerged as the preferred candidate [Lincolnshire Live].

In light of this development, no wonder loads of West Bromwich Albion diehards took to Twitter to express their opinion on the latest news.

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Baggies fans react:

Replying to the Express and Star Twitter page, here is how some WBA fans summarized their feelings on Ismael:

“Today is Wednesday 23rd June 2021. Also known as Valérien Ismaël day. #WBA”

Credit: @JoshhhWBA

“The longest countdown in history …..99….98….97 #wba”
“That means probably Monday then”
Credit: @dbunce74
“So hopefully in 14 weeks time we can look at signing players for the season ahead. WBA don’t like to work quickly do they”
“It will be announced today!”
“Hurry up”
Credit: @leonwba91
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