Speaking exclusively to The Transfer Tavern, former Premier League defender Michael Ball believes Chris Wilder would be a good fit for West Brom if Sam Allardyce ends up departing the club.
Allardyce has been unable to turn around West Brom’s fortunes and his future at the Hawthorns remains unclear.
As for Wilder, the 53-year-old is available for work following his exit from Sheffield United back in March.
Would Wilder be a good appointment for West Brom?
It means he could be one name West Brom possibly consider should they decide to part ways with Allardyce at the end of the season, and Ball thinks the Midlands club could do much worse than the former Blades boss.
He told TT in an exclusive interview:
“It seems to be the right fit. He’s got that right experience of bringing teams together, improving them, knows how to win promotions.
“The Championship, you’ve got to be more on the front foot, and Chris Wilder has that in abundance and experience in how to do that. So, yeah, it seems a good fit.”
As Ball mentioned, Wilder has a track record of winning promotion, though the same can be said about Allardyce.
Bearing that in mind, whether it is Wilder or Allardyce, West Brom would be in good hands next season and should be well placed to bounce back after a largely disappointing 2020/21 campaign.
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