With Championship Semi-Final Play-Off disappointment behind us, although still raw, West Bromwich Albion have turned their full attentions to another year in the second tier and of course, there’s the small issue of a new gaffer to consider.
With rumoured financial problems already, let alone a drop in Parachute Payments for next season and an ongoing disinterested owner, our new manager has things to think about before accepting the job – especially as I can only presume anything but the top two again becomes firing squad worthy – fans were mixed at the mention of former Brighton gaffer Chris Hughton, but the mention of Lincoln’s Danny Cowley has certainly got some hot under the collar.
The E&S suggested this week that with two promotions in three years at Lincoln City, 40-year-old Cowley would be on our radar and even former Arsenal midfielder Patrick Vieira has been mentioned as a left field candidate.
Cowley certainly struck a chord as being a fresh talented face.
Very pleased to hear us linked to Cowley. He is the outstanding choice when looking at English league managers who are in our range.
— John Francis (@JohnFrancisBC) May 15, 2019
I'd be happy with Cowley but surprised Micky Mellon's name never gets mentioned.
— Michael (@Michaelspikel) May 16, 2019
Cowley definitely please i beg please
— Brad (@Brad_WBA) May 15, 2019
— MATTHEW LONGHURST (@BAGGIE76) May 15, 2019
Come on Albion get Cowley in. https://t.co/G4yMXA9q75
— Andrew Maddams (@AM_04_WBA) May 16, 2019
— Mary Wilson (@maryTwilson) May 15, 2019
— The Baggies Blog (@TheBaggiesBlog_) May 15, 2019
Of the names being touted around for head coach, Hughton is the safe option with a solid track record but the one that interests me is Lincoln's Danny Cowley. Two promotions in three seasons at Lincoln and a bright young coach on the up and up. Worth a look IMHO. #wba
— (((Unity))) (@Unity_MoT) May 16, 2019
+1 from me a man who has a bit of ambition and not on the management merry go round . Has a vision for football exactly what we need
— andy h (@TPA56712346) May 16, 2019
Get him in. This is the type of manager that is needed going forward. Sure he would jump at the opportunity. We don't need a manager from the usual merry go round.
— Chris A. Stott (@TaffieBaggie) May 16, 2019