'Christ', 'hope this is a wind-up': Some West Brom fans react to who club's reportedly looking at as new boss
West Brom fans have had their say on the report claiming the Baggies are eyeing Javier Pereira.
The Hawthorns outfit continues to look for a new manager in wake of Sam Allardyce’s departure last season.
West Brom are also looking for a new technical director after Luke Dowling left earlier in June.
TEAMtalk reported on Tuesday that the Baggies are looking at Pereira, who currently manages Chinese side Henan Jianye.
West Brom are apparently relying on chief executive Xu Ke, who has been looking at managerial options and has shortlisted the 55-year-old.
Who is Javier Pereira?
Pereira began his coaching career in 2001 with Spanish lower league side Badajoz, taking the B team reins.
The 55-year-old spent his formative managing days in Spain as either first-team coach or assistant.
He left Spain in 2014, linking up with Watford as assistant manager to Oscar Garcia.
Stints at Maccabi Tel Aviv, Fulham and Chongqing Lifan followed.
Pereira returned to Fulham as Assistant Director of Football Operations in January 2020.
However, he was on the move once again in September, taking the Henan Jianjye reins.
Pereira steered the club to safety in the Chinese Super League relegation playoff, courtesy of four wins and two draws.
West Brom fans have their say
Only thing I know about him is his was Jokanovic at both Watford & Fulham.— Tonks (@TonksMD) June 16, 2021
I’ve only read a little on Henan Jianye last season & they were expected to be relegated but he’s ‘worked a miracle’ keeping them up playing 5-3-2 & 5-4-1
This is a guy who only ever played amateur football as a player and has no real managerial experience! I hope this is a wind up or we can kiss goodbye to our championship status too!— Dan Perkins (@DanPerk28324820) June 16, 2021
Is there ever a summer go by when anything goes to plan,no— Christopher adcock (@Christo76302187) June 16, 2021
What could possibly go wrong.. 😩😩— Mark Mansell (@MarkMansell) June 16, 2021
Ffs 🙄— kane scott (@Kane_Scott13) June 16, 2021
Probably heard it before today . But I see a Birmingham City Situation on the Horizon for the football club . Hope I’m totally wrong. . Because the Blues have really suffered these last few years . Don’t dismiss all outcomes people . 🤨— Dean Bamford (@DeanBamford5) June 16, 2021
Oh Christ— Laurie Hayden (@loz_hayden) June 16, 2021