Journalist Duncan Castles has recently revealed some details about Marco Silva rejecting West Bromwich Albion.
Castles appeared on the latest episode of The Transfer Window podcast and talked about multiple potential transfers in European football. He also talked about Marco Silva, revealing that the ex-Hull City boss rejected the chance to manage West Brom for multiple reasons.
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Castles stated that before Ismael was appointed, 43-year-old Silva rejected the job because he wasn’t comfortable with the idea of the owners looking to sell the club soon, amongst other reasons.
The journalist said: “Silva is looking to get back into football in England or in the UK, had quite extensive discussions as well with West Bromwich Albion. My guidance was that he chose not to take the West Brom job because he felt that the circumstances around it, with the owners being open to selling the club and the resources available were probably not the best platform from which to work again.”
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Silva managed Hull City, Everton and Watford, but his points-per-match tallies at those clubs was never impressive. At Hull, he got the side relegated and then resigned having joined the club mid-season.
Ismael’s recent experiences have been more promising, as the Frenchman helped Barnsley finish as high as fifth in the Championship during the 2020/21 campaign, while managing the youngest side in the division. Ismael’s squad at Barnsley cost a mere £5 million.
It shows that Ismael might be West Brom’s best chance of going back to the Premier League and perhaps, they should be glad that they didn’t appoint Silva.