West Brom are interested in Derek Mclnnes as manager hunt continues

Former Aberdeen manager Derek Mclnnes has emerged as a contender to succeed Sam Allardyce as manager of West Bromwich Albion, according to journalist Peter O’Rourke.

The Baggies are currently searching for a new boss after Allardyce opted to leave them following their relegation from the Premier League.

The next boss at The Hawthorns will be tasked with leading the club back to the English top-flight.

Mclnnes is highly-rated in Scotland and has previously won the Scottish First Division and Scottish League Cup in his 14-year managerial career.

The one concern that some Baggies fans may have about him is his lack of experience managing in England.

Mclnnes’ only previous experience in England was when he managed Bristol City between 2011-2013.

He inherited a struggling Robins side in his first season but was sacked the following year with the club struggling.

O’Rourke also reported that talks between West Brom and former Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner have broken down, with the German set to become the new manager of Swiss heavyweights Young Boys.

Meanwhile, one player whom the Baggies appear destined to lose this summer is midfielder Matheus Pereira.

The Brazilian impressed in the Premier League last season and was the club’s standout player as he netted 11 goals in 33 games.

Aston Villa and Leeds United are believed to be among the clubs interested in luring the 25-year-old back to the top flight.

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