Former Leeds United defender Danny Mills doesn’t believe Derek McInnes would be a good managerial appointment for West Brom.
The Lowdown: McInnes linked with Baggies
The Baggies will spend the 2021/22 campaign in the Championship and are currently without a manager, following Sam Allardyce’s departure at the end of last season.
A number of names have been linked with taking charge at the Hawthorns, will McInnes one of them, according to a report from Football Insider.
The 49-year-old left his job as Aberdeen manager back in March, following eight years with the Scottish Premiership club.
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The Latest: Mills unconvinced
Speaking to Football Insider, Mills admitted he thinks McInnes would be an ‘underwhelming’ choice as manager:
“He’s not a big name in any way shape or form. He’s not seriously inspiring in terms of prowess and records.
“He may well be a very good coach. On the face of it, you would say it’s a little bit underwhelming.”
The Verdict: Better options out there
While McInnes did a good job at Aberdeen over a long period of time, there should be reservations about him making the step up the Championship – arguably one of the most competitive leagues in Europe.
Someone like Chris Wilder would represent a stronger option, for example, considering he secured a top-half finish in the Premier League with Sheffield United in 2019/20 and proved he can drag a team up from the second tier in the season prior.
West Brom need to acquire the services of someone who can take the Baggies straight back into the top-flight – McInnes doesn’t necessarily look like that man based on his recent pedigree.
In other news, one West Brom player is reportedly on the verge of leaving the club. Find out who it is here.
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