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Introducing: The man Jokanovic should sign if hired, Kevin McDonald

Introducing: The man Jokanovic should sign if hired, Kevin McDonald

West Bromwich Albion fans may feel slightly confused as to why Darren Moore has been relieved of his duties as he enjoyed a lot of success in the current campaign. But, the club clearly didn’t like where they were heading, so now supporters will wait anxiously for a managerial decision.

Interestingly, Slavisa Jokanovic held talks with Luke Dowling yesterday and it now appears (as per Birmingham Live) as if the ex-Fulham boss is Mark Jenkins’ No.1 target.

Indeed, the Serbian wouldn’t exactly be a bad choice for the Baggies as he’s done it all before in the Championship having taken Fulham into the Premier League via the play-offs, so his previous experience of gaining promotion could come in handy for West Brom as they look like settling for a place in the play-offs.

Also, with contacts at his former club Fulham, perhaps he could attract some of their talent to the Hawthorns.

West Bromwich Albion were reportedly (as per Telegraph) interested in signing Kevin McDonald back in the January transfer window, but nothing developed as he ended up staying at Craven Cottage.

The Scotland international featured in 45 out of 49 games in the Championship under Slavisa Jokanovic as captain but he’s struggled to make any inroads in the Premier League as he continues to stagnate behind the scenes.

Many fans will agree that strengthening in the middle of midfield could prove crucial in the summer transfer window as Stefan Johansen is set to return to Craven Cottage and Gareth Barry is getting on with age.

McDonald would be perfect for the Hawthorns as he constantly oozes class on the ball, with his long-range passing ability and defensive instincts helping them out in all areas of the field. And, his experience and leadership qualities would work wonders either in the Championship or the Premier League, with Jake Livermore alongside him.

Indeed, bringing Jokanovic to the Hawthorns may just mean that the Baggies get their man in the summer transfer window as he built a great relationship with the Scotsman and got the very best out of him in the Championship.

West Brom fans, would you want to see McDonald at the Hawthorns? Surely he’s exactly what you need to calm things down in the middle…

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