West Brom fans have been responding on Twitter to the latest news surrounding the club’s search for a new manager.
This comes after a Birmingham Mail report article which claimed that despite reports heavily linking Lincoln City manager Michael Appleton with a return to The Hawthorns, West Brom have made no contact with Lincoln as yet.
“It’s a NO from me. Chris Wilder is the one, if we want the best chance of promotion!!”
“Typical Baggies. Small club mentality.”
“NO I hope not. Not enough experience IMO. I’d prefer Wilder or Howe. Need Premier League experience.”
“We can do better than him surely”
“I like him, but we need someone that can more than likely promote us on the first time of asking… and that surely has to be Chris Wilder, surely it can only be one man?! The rumours that fly around are always crazy though.. Lincoln City have apparently said no approach for him!!”
Judging by the responses from West Brom fans, it seems they wouldn’t be ‘Appy with Appy.
Appleton guided Lincoln City to Wembley this season, where they were defeated by Blackpool in the League One play-off final after finishing fifth in the league. Speculation has suggested that Appleton is one of the front-runners for the managerial vacancy at the Baggies, as WBA still hunt for a Sam Allardyce replacement.
Appleton has been manager at The Hawthorns before, having been appointed as caretaker manager after the sacking of Roberto Di Matteo in 2011. Appleton returned to WBA as first-team coach under then-caretaker James Shan in 2019.
It seems like Appleton isn’t a popular candidate for West Brom, as many eye up former Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder.