'Just keeps getting worse': Some West Brom fans react after hearing who reportedly wants the manager's job
Some West Brom fans aren’t overly happy about reports linking Derek McInnes with the Baggies manager’s job.
Albion are currently on the lookout for a new manager after Sam Allardyce left at the end of the season.
West Brom were seemingly closing in on former Huddersfield boss David Wagner, but talks broke down.
The German has now committed his future elsewhere, joining Swiss outfit BSC Young Boys.
Sky Sports recently reported that McInnes is tipped as one of the favourites for the role at The Hawthorns.
Now, the Express & Star understands that the former West Brom midfielder is interested in taking the reins at Albion.
McInnes joined the Baggies in 2000 and made 88 appearances for the club, captaining them to Premier League in 2002.
He also played for Greenock Morton, Rangers, Dundee United, Millwall and St Johnstone.
McInnes’ first managerial job was at St Johnstone, between 2007 and 2011.
He then did two years at Bristol City before enjoying eight fruitful years in charge of Aberdeen.
McInnes led the Dons to several great cup runs and title tilts, winning the winning the Scottish League Cup in 2014.
The 49-year-old left the Dons in March this year and is currently a free agent.
Despite a decent CV and his prior stint at Albion as a player, some fans aren’t overly keen to see him take the reins.
Here’s some of what’s been said on social media:
West Brom icon Andy Johnson gives seal of approval
West Brom icon Andy Johnson has spoken highly of McInnes with regards to the Albion job.
“For me, Derek McInnes ticks all the boxes,” he told the Express & Star.
“He is young but he knows all about the football club and understands the fan base.
“He is also passionate about Albion and has that desire to really make the club successful.
“Very calm but he also has that fire in his belly.
“When we were playing together he would think nothing of coming in at half-time and saying exactly what needed to be said.
“He shakes things up. But he has also got excellent people skills.
“And I think we’ve got a lot of players who would really benefit from working with him.