Ally Robertson claims West Brom have 'a lot of big decisions' to make after Premier League relegation
Ally Robertson has urged former club West Brom to start building for the future.
The legend made more than 600 appearances for the club between 1969 and 1986.
In an interview, the veteran claimed that it was paramount the club got all the big decisions right.
The Baggies have been rocked over the last few days with some potential managerial appointments turning down the club. Meanwhile, sporting and technical director Luke Dowling has made a shock exit.
West Brom will once again be playing Championship football next season after getting relegated last season. Chief executive Xu Ke has claimed the immediate target is promotion back to the top-flight.
When talking about The Hawthorns outfit, Robertson said: “The club has got a lot of big decisions to make and the important thing now is getting those decisions right. They have said they are going to reassess how the club is run on the football side. And it’s fine if they want to do that.
“But, for me, they need to employ a manager – and a technical director too if they wish – and give them a remit for the next two or three years. Last year it was clear when we went up that we weren’t going to be strong enough to compete. I’ve spoken to a lot of fans who felt that way.”
Robertson sends out warning: Strong base key for the long-term future for West Brom
Robertson has sent out a very stark warning to West Brom that they need to build for the long-term future.
Look at the likes of Fulham, who have become a bit of a yo-yo club. Whilst they do enjoy plenty of promotions, there is also plenty of relegations.
West Brom need to start off the pitch before they can even dream about achieving results on it.
The lack of a structure off the pitch results in chaos within the transfer market.
To build for the future, they first need to replace Dowling, whose role as sporting and technical director was key in signing players.
Transfers will be key to fixing what is a horribly unbalanced squad. The lack of quality across all three departments was part of the reason for their immediate relegation last term.
Then there’s the lack of clarity over the new manager. The process lack of pace in the process hints at mass issues behind the scenes.
West Brom are a mess off the pitch, and if that’s the case, it will be a long time before they establish themselves as a strong Premier League team.