With caretaker gaffer Jimmy Shan continuing to take charge of first team affairs at West Bromwich Albion as our Board presumably dither in their decision given his mini winning streak, it has been reported this week that he will remain in post until the end of the season.
The speculation of Shan remaining with us until the summer is hardly new, but Sky Sports posit that he will remain for the ‘foreseeable future’ now, but talks have been held with experienced coaches about potentially parachuting one in should Shan wish to receive some help.
Add that to Sky’s Rob Dorsett and his recent claim.
Understand #wbafc senior players have told the club’s bosses they’re v happy with the job James Shan is doing, and there’s no urgent need to appoint a new manager. More experienced coaches have been spoken to in case Shan feels he needs more support as Albion near the play offs.
— Rob Dorsett (@RobDorsettSky) April 3, 2019
I can’t be the only one who thinks this is deja vu and a path already trodden by our club.
Moore gets drafted in, wins the players over, gets the job and then we get rumblings and he’s sacked.
Shan gets drafted in, wins the players over…you see where I’m going with this.
Similar was true with Pulis and Pepe Mel to my memory.
Whether you think the Moore decision was financially influenced given our Play-Off position wasn’t acceptable on a money front as we looked for an instant return to Premier League riches, or you weren’t impressed with Moore despite our position.
Why does it appear that senior players are still making the decisions, given at the end of the day they are the ones paid to perform?