West Bromwich Albion journalist Joe Masi has been sharing some details on the possibility of current Baggies manager Sam Allardyce remaining at the club if they get relegated this season and what their financial situation will be in the summer.
This comes after Masi co-hosted a recent episode of the Express & Star’s West Brom-themed podcast, Baggies Broadcast, where he discussed a number of subjects concerning the Midlands club.
On the subject of Allardyce’s future at the club and what the financial situation would be heading into next season in the Championship, if they were to get relegated, Masi had this to say on the matter. (30.06)
He said: “Albion are going to be financially strong in the Championship next season, they are even with Guochuan Lai as owner, they will be financially strong.
“Going up last season [was] absolutely massive. They’re going to have parachute payments, of course, they will have a fiercely competitive budget in the Championship next season, so for that reason, I think ultimately Allardyce will want to stay no matter what, but whether he does or not, we’ll have to wait and see because they might have people on the board who think a different manager is the way to go.”
Allardyce was appointed as West Brom’s manager on an 18-month deal back in December after previous Baggies boss Slaven Bilic was sacked from his position due to a disappointing start to their Premier League campaign.
Since taking the reins at The Hawthorns, Allardyce has taken charge of 18 league games with the Baggies, winning three, drawing five and losing 10 in the process, however, West Brom’s previous league game saw them demolish Chelsea by a scoreline of 5-2 at Stamford Bridge.
TIF Thoughts on Joe Masi’s comments on Allardyce’s future at the financial situation at West Brom…
Despite the win at Chelsea last weekend, West Brom are still eight points away from safety with just eight league games left to play in this campaign, making it understandable why Masi has been discussing the possibility of having Allardyce in charge of the club in the Championship next season.
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In terms of their financial situation, if West Brom do get relegated and end up in the Championship next season, if they are in a strong place financially as Masi spoke about and can invest in the team wisely to give them the best shot at winning promotion back to the Premier League at the first opportunity, this would be the best-case scenario for the Baggies should this season not end the way they’d like it to.