Well, who could’ve predicted Darren Moore to be giving his marching orders so soon?
West Bromwich Albion’s management surprised many by deciding to let go of the manager who kept them in the promotion race. Wow, modern football, hey? FOURTH and you lose your job. Absolute madness.
Yet, with a packed squad and talented unit, one can’t blame the Baggies wanting more than just attaining a playoffs place. It’s just the manner in which they’ve let a man who helped finish last season on a high note after a torrid campaign with so much still to play for.
The disappointing draw to Ipswich Town was seemingly enough to destroy Li Piyue’s patience. Moore was subsequently sacked as manager and with the promotion race getting heated, the Baggies now need a quality manager to tip them over. Clearly, the club are under pressure to get the next appointment right, having invoked the ire of supporters with their decision to axe Moore.
So, with that in mind, here are TWO such options.
The former Fulham boss is reportedly heavy favourite to get the job and one could understand why.
Indeed, he guided the Whites to attaining Premier League promotion next season, helping them successfully win the playoffs, so would clearly be an attractive option.
The Serbian can do wonders with West Brom’s vibrant squad and his experience to win the playoffs could get the Baggies tipped over the line. If Jokanovic can have them playing stylish, attacking football while being defensively stable, West Brom could keep him to help their charge in the Premier League next season as well. He deserves it.
While he might be out of management for over a year, Harry Redknapp’s qualities cannot be undermined.
He’s helped Portsmouth and Queens Park Rangers both attain promotion to the Premier League before and worked with some formidable Premier League teams.
Despite being vocal that the Birmingham City job was possibly his last, Redknapp’s emerged as a candidate (via the Birmingham Mail) to be new West Brom boss.
If so, he can use his expertise to stabilize their defensive shape and get them playing effective, clinical football again to get back into the Premier League.
West Brom fans, who would you want to replace Moore as your new manager? Join the discussion by commenting below…