Date: 19th March 2021 at 6:55pm
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Former Premier League footballer Carlton Palmer believes that West Bromwich Albion’s best chance of bouncing straight back to is sticking with current boss Sam Allardyce.

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Nice easy one to start off with, who currently sits top of the table?

Speaking to Football FanCast, the former England international touched on Allardyce’s future at West Brom.

Allardyce has never been relegated from the Premier League before, but with the Baggies ten points adrift of safety, it looks like that will end this season.

However, Palmer revealed that he would like to see the Baggies keep Allardyce even if they are relegated.

He said: “I think it’ll be a win-win [Allardyce staying] because I can’t see Sam getting another job in the Premier League. Sam’s worked with those players, knows those players. He’s a very, very good manager. So I believe if they [get relegated and] keep Sam, they’ll come straight back up.”

Do you want Allardyce to stay if West Brom go down?

No, time to move on from him

No, time to move on from him

Yes, he can get us promoted

Yes, he can get us promoted

TIF Thoughts on Allardyce…

Since the 66-year-old replaced Slaven , West Brom have won just two league games from 16 matches, which is an awful record.

The reason West Brom brought Allardyce in was because they believed that he was going to be the man to keep them in the Premier League, but that looks very unlikely at the moment.

Allardyce did bring West Ham United up at the first time of asking in 2011/12 via the play-offs, and also led Bolton Wanderers’ rise to the top tier nearly 20 years ago.

Despite his vast experience, we wouldn’t be surprised if West Brom have been relegated and either Allardyce decides to leave, or the club decide to get rid of him.

It remains to be seen what happens, but we can’t see West Brom staying in the Premier League this season, and we think they should start planning for the Championship with or without Allardyce.