Speaking to Express & Star, West Brom legend Ally Robertson has given his assessment of the current managerial situation that’s engulfed the club, suggesting Chris Hughton would be their best bet.
Three months ago Darren Moore was rather harshly sacked by the Baggies despite sitting fourth in the Championship.
However, after giving Jimmy Shan the post until the end of the season, Albion are still yet to find a permanent boss.
A few weeks ago Hughton was one of the names to become a target, news which was reported just after he was dismissed by Brighton.
And speaking to Express & Star, Albion stalwart Robertson thinks he would be the best choice for the Midlands outfit. He explained:
“Chris Hughton has been there and done it all, he knows what’s needed for this division. For me, he would be brilliant. He would be the best manager we could get. He would be the one I would get in.”
Moore and Shan had very minimal experience under their belts but the same can be said for Bowyer. Although he achieved promotion, it seems questionable that the club want to speak to someone who has only had one full season in the tank.
As a result, Robertson’s comments about needing someone who has been there and done it is perfectly understandable.
Hughton woudn’t be a particularly exciting appointment but his two promotion winning campaigns with Newcastle and Brighton is enough evidence of what he can do in the Championship.
The former footballer has experience of working to a tight budget too, something that’s likely to be put in place at the Hawthorns after the need to cut back on wages was emphasised by Luke Dowling.
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If Albion are thinking short term, it’s hard to disagree that the 60-year-old would be their best option. Despite being sacked by the Seagulls, he still did an impressive job on the south coast.
Knowing the division could be vital in terms of bringing in new players, but only time will tell whether that’s who the Albion board choose to go with.