This comes after Masi recently co-hosted the latest episode of the Express & Star’s West Brom-themed podcast Baggies Broadcast, where he spoke about a range of topics concerning the club.
On the subject of Allardyce and whether or not he will be in charge of the club beyond this season should they get relegated, Masi had this to say on the matter.
He said: “I don’t think he’ll want to retire, if I’m honest. I think he enjoys coaching too much; I think he enjoys being with players too much; I think he enjoys being in the game too much.
“I don’t think he really wants to be in the Championship, but I think he’d back himself to get Albion up again.”
Allardyce was appointed as West Brom’s manager on an 18-month deal in December after Slaven Bilic was sacked due to a poor start to their Premier League campaign.
Should West Brom stick with Allardyce if they get relegated?
TIF Thoughts on Joe Masi’s comments on Allardyce’s future at The Hawthorns…
Given how West Brom are currently 10 points away from safety sat in 19th place in the Premier League table with nine games left to play in the campaign and the fact that they have only won one out of their previous 10 league games, this suggests that they are likely to face next season in the Championship unless Allardyce can mastermind an almighty turnaround in form until the end of the season.
In our view, given how Allardyce’s contract goes beyond the end of this season and he has experience of managing in the Championship, he should be given the chance to get the club back into the Premier League if they do get relegated and he wants to continue there.