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West Bromwich Albion: Steve Madeley discusses Slaven Bilic’s future after Hegazi transfer

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Steve Madeley has been speaking on a recent edition of the BBC’s Football Daily podcast about the future of West Bromwich Albion Slaven Bilic.

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The Baggies boss was not happy with his club after allowing Ahmed Hegazi to leave after they had promised him that the Egyptian would be staying.

After his side drew 1-1 with Brighton & Hove Albion, Bilic revealed that he was ‘disappointed‘ with the Baggies and that Hegazi would have played against the Seagulls if he had been available.

This led Madeley to discuss Bilic’s future at The Hawthorns.

It seems as if Madeley thinks that Bilic’s relationship with West Brom is now strained, but he isn’t going to walk away yet.

He said: “My feeling is that we probably haven’t reached that point yet that he might walk away.

“Clearly he’s not happy, understandably so I guess, because for all the financial imperatives, he’s clearly a football who wants as many good players as he can get to choose from.

“As I say, my feeling is that we probably haven’t reached the point yet where he is going to walk away, but clearly, we have reached a critical point in his relationship with the club.

“It’s clearly strained, and this issue is not going to do much to help it.”

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TIF Thoughts on Madeley’s view on Bilic’s future…

Madeley had confirmed in a piece that he produced for The Athletic that Bilic won’t be leaving the Baggies just yet, but that the relationship with the club is damaged because of this transfer of Hegazi.

Bilic was appointed as West Brom’s manager in July 2019, taking charge of 58 games to date, while last season, he guided the Baggies to second place in the Championship and promotion to the Premier League.

So far this season, West Brom have failed to win a league match, but they are two points clear of the relegation zone having drawn three of their first six games.

It will be intriguing to see if, by the end of the season, Bilic is still there or if the damage from this Hegazi situation will see him walk away.

However, he remains in charge of West Brom and must prepare the team for their game with Fulham next Monday.

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