West Bromwich Albion journalist Adrian Goldberg has been sharing some insight into the possible reaction if the Baggies were to appoint current Aston Villa coach John Terry as their next permanent manager.
This comes after Goldberg co-hosted a recent episode of Baggies-themed podcast The Liquidator where he spoke about the latest news to come out of the club regarding Sam Allardyce’s imminent departure at the end of the current season.
On the subject of Terry, who has been mentioned with the manager’s role at The Hawthorns in the past, Goldberg insisted that the opposition to his potential appointment could be fierce as a result of the fine and ban he was given by the FA back in 2012 after he was found guilty of racially abusing Anton Ferdinand.
He said: “We’ve already been contacted by somebody who said that they would not go and follow West Bromwich Albion if John Terry was appointed, and I think for a lot of fans, given that incident, there’d be quite a few people who I know who would struggle to support West Bromwich Albion, not to support the club in a broader sense, but struggle to actually go and pay their money at the gate if John Terry was the manager.
“I think there would be a real backlash against the club if they appointed John Terry.”
Terry has been the assistant coach to Villa manager Dean Smith since October 2018 when Villa were back in the Championship.
TIF Thoughts on Adrian Goldberg’s comments on the potential fan reaction if West Brom were to appoint Terry…
Given the seriousness and severity of the incident that saw Terry banned for four matches and fined £220k for racially abusing Ferdinand, it’s understandable, in our view, why some Baggies fans would be uneasy with seeing their club hire Terry to be their next permanent manager.
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Also, from a footballing point of view, potentially hiring Terry when he has no experience of managing a team by himself as the main man would be a risky move from West Brom who would undoubtedly be looking at winning promotion back to the Premier League by the end of next season.
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