Date: 18th June 2021 at 5:15pm
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fans have been reacting to the club’s latest managerial update as their search for a new manager continues.

John Percy, football reporter for the Telegraph, posted on Twitter announcing that West Brom want Barnsley manager Valérien Ismaël as their new head coach.

West Brom fans replied to the tweet with their thoughts on the most recent update.

“Now this, this I’d back”

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“This is better than anything I could have hoped for”

Credit: @Ben_2312

“Now this is the stuff I want to be reading!”

Credit: @_DanielNeed

“let’s go then”

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“Get it done”

Credit: @wba_mitch

“Something positive finally”

Credit: @_Simonian

Judging by the replies, it looks like Baggies fans would be happy to see Ismael take charge.

Ismael was appointed as manager of Barnsley in October 2020 and guided the club to a fifth-place finish in the Championship after a strong season for the Tykes. However, his Barnsley side were unable to make it to as they were defeated in the play-off semi-final by Swansea City.

Barnsley were 21st in the when Ismael took charge, following the departure of former Tykes manager Gerhard Struber, who left to join side New York Red Bulls.

It is understood that West Brom will have to pay Barnsley a £2 million buyout fee if they want to make Ismael their new head coach, something which West Brom reporter for the Joseph Masi has stated the Baggies have been ‘open to’ throughout their search for a new manager.

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