Still 10 points away from safety at the bottom of the points table, West Bromwich Albion, who managed to pick up a point against fellow strugglers Swansea City at the weekend, look destined to go down this season. They have replaced Alan Pardew with first team coach Darren Moore, who is expected to retain his place till the end of the season but the Baggies have started searching for possible replacements and are reportedly looking at Everton’s Sam Allardyce.
Big Sam Wanted By West Brom Irrespective Of Top Flight Status:
While reports suggest that Allardyce might not stay at Goodison Park beyond this summer, West Brom are reportedly ready to take advantage of this situation and want to lure the English manager to Hawthorns for the next season.
The report claims that the Baggies are already planning for life in the Championship next season and believe that Allardyce can push them back to the top flight straight away. So is Big Sam the right man for West Brom?
Allardyce And His History:
The 63-year old, who played for 11 different English clubs including West Brom and Sunderland, has now also been in charge of 11 different English clubs including a stint as the coach of the national side. He took Bolton and West Ham to the playoffs in the past but is yet to win any major silverware to show for his acumen.
An epitome of the style of play in the Premier League, Allardyce not only likes his teams to be compact defensively but is also good at getting the best out of attackers, even with a defensive minded team. He knows how to get on the nerves of top football clubs and is more than capable of beating even the best of the sides in the league, with a not so impressive squad at his disposal.
He may not have found any consistency at Goodison Park this season but has surely steadied a rocking ship, that was staggering in the bottom half of the table. He has a peculiar system and needs particular players for it to work and West Brom might just be the best fit for him in the long term.
Will He Quit Everton?
Allardyce’s situation at Everton is extremely unclear with a decision to be taken at the end of the season. If West Bromwich Albion do come up with a solid blueprint and back the manager, there is a huge chance that Big Sam takes up the challenge at the Hawthorns in the coming season.