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3 potential replacements to succeed Darren Moore

Subsequently a discouraging draw to Ipswich Darren Moore has been sacked. The Englishman was appointed as head coach in May 2018 after a remarkable end to the season despite West Brom’s relegation. The Baggies have played glamorous football at times this season averaging 1.9 goals per game. A considerable amount of West Brom fans have deemed the sacking harsh , however others have argued that their home form has been less than impressive. Here are 3 potential replacements that could succeed Darren Moore.

David Wagner

The German-American has previously managed 2 clubs , Bourissia Dortmund II and Huddersfield Town. Wagner , 47 , is most commonly known for the wonders he worked at Huddersfield Town. David Wagner took charge of the Terriers for 154 games across 4 seasons. In 16/17 Wagner miraculously won promotion with Huddersfield via the play offs. Additionally preserving Huddersfields Premier league status the following season. However it could be said that Wagner couldn’t cut it in his second season of premier league football winning just 2 games before he left the club by mutual consent in January. Notwithstanding when David Wangner left Huddersfield he stated that he wanted a break from management.

Slaviša Jokanović

Slaviša Jokanović is reportedly the leading contender for the West Brom job. The Serbian has managed a number of clubs , first managing in 2007 for FK Partizan Belgrade and most recently Fulham , Jokanović has managed a total of 309 games. Jokanović had his contract terminated with Fulham in November 2018 after gaining promotion , likewise via the play offs earlier in 2018. He was recognised for possession and attacking football while in the championship. However Jokanovićs style of play didn’t cut it in the Premier league and his side were found leaking goals. The Serbian has had managerial success in his home country winning the Serbian league twice and additionally the Serbian cup twice.

Carlos Carvalhal

The final and most experienced manager on this shortlist is Carlos Carvalhal , his managerial career has spanned over two decades the majority of which being in Portugal. Carvalhals time in England has seen him manage two clubs , Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea. His time at Sheffield Wednesday saw him manage 131 games , unlike the previous two managers he was incapable of gaining promotion to the Premier league despite being just one game away in 2016 when his side were beaten 1-0 in the Championship play off final. Alike the alternative managers Carvalhal has had experience in the Premier league nonetheless Carlos was only in charge for 25 games before leaving by mutual consent following Swanseas relegation form the Premier League.

Will we see West Brom go for a more experienced defensive manager likeCarlos Carvalhal or alternatively a more attacking style manager with attractive football like Slaviša Jokanović. Its no doubt that the Baggies will look to replace Darren Moore in a swift fashion as they still potentially could be promoted.

Who do you think West Brom will appoint?


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Three potential​ managers at West Brom

It’s been a torrid season for West Brom this season and in all honesty, I feel so sorry for their fans and what they have had to put up with this season. The club sacked long-standing manager Tony Pulis after a poor run of games and appointed the samba dancing prince that is Alan Pardew.

 

And it hasn’t really worked out for Alan as he has managed just one win out of the 18 games he has taken charge of at The Hawthorns. On top of this, he decided to take the squad to Barcelona for a warm-weather training camp but instead Gareth Barry and some other teammates decided to steal a taxi at 4 in the morning. So unsurprisingly West Brom took the decision to part ways with Pardew and are now looking for their third manager of the season.

 

Here are three potential candidates.

 

  1. Mick McCarthy

 

With McCarthy leaving Ipswich upon the expiry of his contract at the end of the season it may be possible for West Brom to snap his services up now. With The Baggies all but relegated this season McCarthy has great experience of gaining promotion back into the Premier League and if he has the right budget West Brom shouldn’t be down for long.

 

  1. Nigel Pearson

 

The man who uttered the famous words ‘You’re an Ostrich’. Nigel Pearson much the same as Mick McCarthy has great experience in The Championship and should West Brom go down that could prove to be vital. However, Pearson also managed to guide Leicester away from relegation in 2015 which was hailed as a miracle which is certainly what West Brom need this season.

 

  1. Marco Silva

 

Out of the three, Marco Silva is the least likely to end up at West Brom due to his credentials and also his lack of Championship experience. But should West Brom want to be ambitious and change their style of play then Silva would be an extremely positive gamble and one that West Brom fans could get on board with?

 

Who do you think West Brom should hire as their next manager? Let us know in the comments section below.

3 players that will leave West Bromwich Albion if they are relegated

  1. Jonny Evans

Evans has had many transfer speculations written about him even when the Baggies were doing extremely well. It was believed that Arsenal and Manchester City were willing to offer north of £30m for the Northern Ireland defender. However, Tony Pulis rejected this. It may turn out to be a mistake financially as it is believed that he may be able to leave for £3m if West Brom go down, with West Ham interested and others. So it’s not looking good for Evans staying if he has to play in the Championship.

2. Salomon Rondon

The Venezuelan has been majestic for the Baggies since his arrival. Although not performing excellently as a number nine all throughout this campaign, he is still a fan favourite and has scored eight goals. His play is fierce and ferocious and as a big scary number nine, would be perfect for the Championship, like Aleksandar Mitrovic is at the minute for Fulham, but with his displays and style, it’s fair to say that many clubs will be eyeing him up in the summer.

3. Kieran Gibbs

Signed for just shy of £7m last summer from Arsenal, Gibbs has been impressive as a left-back this season despite the Baggies’ position in the Premier League table. Still, at 28 years old, he has a lot to offer and has performed well in the Premier League and even Champions League with the Gunners. He may stay on, but with Gibbs being a high quality player, some Premier League clubs may see him as an easy buy in the upcoming transfer window.

West Brom fans do you agree that these 3 players will leave your club if you are relegated? Do you think anybody else will depart? Let us know in the comments section…

Tony Mowbray should look to sign this experienced striker

Blackburn Rovers have had a bad few years, falling out the Premier League and then last season they lost their Championship status despite Tony Mowbray managing to help the team put a good run together towards the back end of the season. 

The club had a huge transformation to their playing ranks this summer bringing in no fewer than 12 players, showing that the board are backing Tony Mowbray as the man to take the club back to tier 2 of English football.

Rovers have started the season by picking up 6 points from a possible 12 after putting together 2 straight victories in their last 2 matches. New signing Dominic Samuel has hit the ground running as he has found the back of the net on 4 occasions already, but the club are going to need to support him if they are to have a good season.

With this in mind the club should look to sign Rickie Lambert who is currently without a club.

Rickie Lambert – The former England international left Cardiff City earlier this year after his contract was cancelled by mutual consent.

Throughout his career Lambert has found the back of the net 224 times, with 99 of those goals coming when he has played in League One. With this record in League One Lambert would the perfect fit for the club and would support Dominic Samuel and the other strikers at the club.

Having played over 600 times in his career, including plying his trade in the Premier League with Liverpool, Southampton and West Bromwich Albion respectively, Lambert could bring a huge amount of experience to Blackburn’s team which could help the club have a successful season.

Blackburn Rovers fans would Lambert be a good fit for your club? Let us know in the comments section…

Portsmouth should look to sign this free agent

Portsmouth have started the League One campaign in indifferent form, picking up 4 points in their opening 4 games. Following promotion from League Two last season manager Kenny Jackett has added no fewer than 12 players to the Pompey ranks.

With a lot of the players that are at the club and that have been bought in fairly young, Jackett made sure that he added some experience as he bought in striker Brett Pitman and appointed him captain of the club. One area though that is still relatively inexperienced is the goalkeeping position, the club bought in Luke McGee from Tottenham Hotspur this summer and their only other choice for a goalkeeper is youngster Alex Bass.

Even though the club have only conceded 5 goals this season prior to their fixture against Rotherham United today, last season the club’s solid foundations at the back were built on the experienced David Forde been in net and this could be an area that they need to add experience to this season if they are to be successful.

With that in mind the club should turn to free agent Anders Lindegaard.

Anders Lindegaard – The Danish shot stopper left Preston North End at the end of last season, and is yet to find a new club. Having had previous experience with Premier League sides Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion respectively, Lindegaard could prove to be a useful addition to the Portsmouth ranks.

Starting his career at his local side Odense Boldklup, Lindegaard stayed with the club for six years before making the move to Norwegian club Aalesund in 2009, where he won the Norwegian Football Cup, before being named Goalkeeper of the year in both Norway and Denmark the following year.

Following his stint in Scandinavia, Lindegaard then made the move to England where he joined Manchester United but having only made 19 appearances in 5 years he moved onto West Brom in 2015 for regular first team football, but survived only a year at the Hawthorns before making the switch to Preston North End.

Portsmouth fans do you think Lindegaard would be a good addition to your goalkeeping ranks? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below…