Former Premier League player Brian Deane has been sharing his thoughts on the possibility of West Bromwich Albion approaching their former manager Roy Hodgson to be the next permanent head coach at The Hawthorns in the wake of Sam Allardyce’s departure.
Speaking to Football FanCast, Deane had this to say about whether or not he thinks a return to the Baggies for Hodgson would likely be on the horizon, as has been recently suggested in a report from The Sun.
He said: “I’d be surprised if he went to West Brom at his age because West Brom will look for someone with more energy.”
During his time at Selhurst Park, the former England manager took charge of 162 games across all competitions in which they won 54, drew 36 and lost 72 along the way (per Transfermarkt).
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However, with Hodgson revealing his plans for retirement, this would presumably put him out of the running to be named as the new Baggies boss.
Also, with Allardyce saying in his exit statement that the club should be looking to hire a “young and ambitious” manager to get the Baggies back to being an “established” Premier League club, perhaps Hodgson isn’t the best option to fit the criteria suggested by Allardyce anyway.