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Exclusive: Carlton Palmer warns Valerien Ismael there’s a huge issue at West Brom

Exclusive: Carlton Palmer warns Valerien Ismael there’s a huge issue at West Brom - West Bromwich Albion News

Former West Brom midfielder Carlton Palmer has warned Valerien Ismael that there is a huge issue with how the club is being run right now.

Ismael is close to succeeding Sam Allardyce as West Brom manager, with BBC Sport reporting that the Midlands outfit have met a compensation clause in the Barnsley boss’ contract.

This comes after reports of both David Wagner, who is now the manager of Young Boys, and Lincoln City’s Michael Appleton turning down the job.

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For Palmer, that is a red flag and something Ismael should be wary of as he closes in on the position.

“The worry is for me, why so many people are turning down the job,” the ex-West Brom player told TT in an exclusive interview. “It’s a massive club, big opportunity for somebody to take on.

“Alarm bells started ringing with me when Sam Allardyce turned the job down straight away because Sam’s not going to be offered too many more jobs. Why wouldn’t he have taken that job on if there was the opportunity to bring them back?

“All these other managers turning the job down, seeing the director of sport Luke Dowling resign, there has to be an issue with how the club is run and how they want to run things going forward.”

Certainly, West Brom’s search for a new manager has turned into a bit of a mess, while Dowling’s recent resignation has only added to the chaos.

Fortunately, there is still some time before the new season kicks off. So while things obviously have not been plain sailing for the club, it has not been too much of a nightmare scenario.


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