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West Brom: Baggies eyeing Michael Carrick

West Brom: Baggies eyeing Michael Carrick -Championship News

West Brom are interested in potentially bringing Michael Carrick to The Hawthorns, according to Scott Wilson.

The Lowdown: Bruce finally gone

The Baggies decided to part ways with Steve Bruce on Monday following a woeful start to the season. The club remain in the Championship relegation zone after drawing 0-0 with Luton Town at the weekend.

Bruce won just one of the opening 13 league games, with owner Guochuan Lai finally deciding to call time on his tenure in the Midlands, leaving chief executive Ron Gourlay on the hunt for a new manager.

The Latest: Carrick interest

Reliable reporter Wilson shared a story for The Northern Echo on Monday afternoon regarding Carrick.

He said that both Middlesborough and West Brom are interested in the 41-year-old, who is ‘keen’ to step into management after a caretaker role at Manchester United last year, with Boro already holding preliminary discussions with the former England midfielder.

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The Verdict: A gamble?

As mentioned, Carrick has never been a permanent first-team manager, so you could say that it could be a risky appointment with the Baggies currently in the bottom three.

Carrick likes to play a 4-1-4-1 system, according to Transfermarkt, and previously assisted both Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Old Trafford, so one would expect him to set up deep and depend largely on counter-attacks.

He won two of his three games as caretaker of Manchester United and it looks as if a move to the Championship is a real possibility with either West Brom or Boro, but you have to wonder if the Baggies need a more experienced head.


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