West Bromwich Albion’s search for a new permanent manager or head coach continues to rumble on despite the many weeks that have past since Darren Moore was given his marching orders, but one quick name on the replacement rumour mill was Lee Bowyer once we failed in our bid to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking.
Bowyer was an obvious name in many ways given the success he’s had at Charlton Athletic, himself leading them through the League One Play-Offs to return them to the Championship for the 2019/20 campaign but with all the financial troubles and rumours, let alone player departure speculation, a good number of fans wondered why he’d swap the high of Charlton’s promotion success and potentially have to start from scratch again with us.
He is yet to commit to next season though, at The Valley, so the speculation was valid.
With some claims this week that we are still interested in speaking to him, Sun journalist Alan Nixon had opposite thoughts.
Not sure he fancies it … https://t.co/TCGfMoU6gW
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) June 6, 2019
Reaction from the fans can be seen by clicking on the Tweet, but ‘does anyone fancy it’ is a very valid line of thought given everything going on off the pitch at this moment in time.
One thing is for sure, we’re losing ground on Championship opposition already with their plans taking shape and if the Board decide our targets completely, any new gaffer without even that input, is going to already be behind – if not in a training sense (as surely someone will be in before the players return) but in a sense of learning about players, strengths, weaknesses etc in readiness for pre-season training.