The Lowdown: The search continues…
The Championship outfit have been on the hunt to find Steve Bruce’s replacement since his sacking from the Hawthorns, with several names being mentioned on the hierarchy’s shortlist, including free agents Scott Parker and Chris Wilder.
Back in April, 51-year-old Dyche was relieved of his duties by Burnley after ten years in charge, though a return to the dugout could now be on the cards having been linked with a move to the Midlands.
The Latest: West Brom backed to appoint Dyche
During an interview with talkSPORT, via Twitter, Edwards, now in broadcasting, claimed that Dyche joining West Brom would be the ‘perfect fit’.
“You look at that West Brom squad and I think Sean Dyche will, if he gets the opportunity, see it as a club who are underperforming.
“There’s a lot of upsides to this West Brom job. They are third bottom in the table with a good group of players so he can make an instant impact and I feel for Sean Dyche to get back to the level he needs to be at in the Premier League, he’s going to have to take a Championship job and try and get them up himself. and I see that as being the perfect fit.
“I think Chris Wilder would be good as well. I don’t know if he’d want a bit of a longer break but Sean Dyche for me is the one because you don’t want to stay out of football too long, you can get forgotten about quite quickly so he’ll be itching to get back and I think West Brom will be the perfect opportunity for him.”
The Verdict: Fits the bill
West Brom will want to hire someone who has plenty of experience and the ability to get them competing at the right end of the table, and Dyche fits the bill.
The ‘remarkable’ coach, as dubbed by sports journalist Josh Bunting, has taken charge of a staggering 474 games as a senior manager, winning 169 and losing 175 (Transfermarkt), impressive numbers considering 118 of those losses are in the top flight.
The former Clarets boss also has two promotions to his name so will know what it takes to get a team up, which is exactly what the Baggies want to achieve.
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