Date: 26th May 2021 at 6:55pm
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West Bromwich Albion journalist Joe Masi has been sharing some details on the club’s current processes and procedures in their search for a new permanent manager after Sam Allardyce revealed his decision to depart the club. 

This comes after Masi made an appearance on a recent episode of West Brom-themed podcast Baggies Broadcast, where he spoke about a variety of topics concerning the club.

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On the subject of the club’s search for a new manager, Masi had this to say on the matter.

He said: “From what I understand, they’re finalising their shortlist, they’ve now started contacting managers, they’re going to interview.

“I don’t know if you remember last time around when Slaven Bilic got the job, everyone thought Chris Hughton was going to get it and then Slaven Bilic came out of absolutely nowhere, impressed Luke Dowling and he got the job, so Albion wouldn’t rule that out happening again.”

West Brom started their 2020/21 campaign with Slaven Bilic as their manager before sacking him in December and replacing him with Allardyce after a poor run of .

Allardyce then failed to keep the Baggies in the Premier League and decided he would be leaving the club as he couldn’t commit to more than another year in charge at The Hawthorns.

TIF Thoughts on Joe Masi’s comments on West Brom’s search for a manager…

Given how West Brom are now facing another season back in the Championship, it’s critical, in our view, that the club brings in a manager that not only has experience of managing in that league but who would be the best option to get the club back into the Premier League and then progress them further, so they don’t end up back in the Championship once again.

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Also, with the number of names being linked with the manager position at West Brom, the club will have a lot of work to do to whittle it down to who they think is the best person for the job, so you can see the sense in taking the approach they did last time before Bilic’s arrival.

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