Date: 17th May 2019 at 6:00am
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Following on from West Bromwich Albion’s Play-Off failure earlier this week, the sacking of Brighton and Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton naturally led to speculation that he was now a fresh name on the shortlist as we turn our attentions to appointing head coach Darren Moore’s permanent successor.

Interim gaffer Jimmy Shan almost achieved the dream of achieving promotion, but following the penalty shoot out it simply wasn’t to be.

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With existing financial concerns at the Baggies, next season won’t get any easier and our don’t expect our owner’s interest will be suddenly peaked, so the next appointment is absolutely massive for a variety of reasons.

Hughton is a fair shout in my mind following the job he did at Newcastle and Brighton, but he is a more defensive minded manager and that instantly throws up memories of Tony Pulis, so I knew reaction amongst fans would be mixed following the speculation, and I was right – here’s a taste of the ‘no’ side of life.

There was plenty of support for him though, with others feeling that he would be the right pick given his experience.

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