Report: West Brom offer Chris Wilder £25,000-a-week deal
West Brom have offered Chris Wilder a contract worth £25,000-a-week, but The Sun on Sunday (23/5; page 59) reports that he has told friends he may delay getting back into management until next season.
Wilder is one of the Baggies’ top targets as they look for Sam Allardyce’s successor. According to The Sun on Sunday, Valerien Ismael, Slavisa Jokanovic and John Terry are also on the club’s radar.
But Wilder looks to be the man West Brom have made the biggest play to land so far.
The report claims that they have offered the former Sheffield United boss a contract worth £25,000-a-week. However, that looks unlikely to be enough to lure him to the Hawthorns.
According to The Sun on Sunday (23/5; page 59), Wilder was earning more at Bramall Lane. And he has apparently told friends that he is prepared to wait for a Premier League club to come calling – even if he is waiting well into next season.
TBR View: West Brom don’t need Wilder for promotion, but appointment would be a coup
Of course, much will depend on the business West Brom do this summer, but it does appear that they have a squad more than good enough to secure promotion at the first time of asking.
Therefore, it does not appear imperative that they land Wilder. There are plenty of promising candidates around.
Having said that, it would be a coup to land the 53-year-old. His stock remains high despite the hugely disappointing end to his time with the Blades.
He looks to have the potential to take the Baggies past the hurdle they could not clear this season. But he is not the only manager who looks to have the ability to lead West Brom back into the top flight.
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