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Exclusive: Brian Deane says Hodgson unlikely to become West Brom manager

Roy Hodgson has been touted with a sensational return to West Brom following his departure from Crystal Palace, but former Premier League striker Brian Deane doesn’t see that happening.

Having guided Palace to safety for a fourth year in succession, after much uncertainty regarding his future, the 73-year-old decided to end his four-year stay at Selhurst Park.

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Remarkably, just more than 24 hours later, Sam Allardyce also decided to call time at West Brom, just six months into his 18-month deal at the Hawthorns.

And reports believe that the Baggies are keen on reappointing Hodgson, nine years after he left to become England manager.

Hodgson done an excellent job during his short spell with West Brom, guiding them to their first ever top-half finish in the Premier League – coming 10th in 2011-2012.

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But despite his impact at the club, and relationship with the fans, Deane believes that the Baggies will go be trying to get someone slightly younger through the door.

He exclusively told Football FanCast:

“I’d be surprised if he went to West Brom at his age, because West Brom will look for someone with more energy.”

Whilst this would be a brilliant appointment for West Brom, it’s unlikely that Hodgson would walk away from his post at Palace to drop down into the Championship.

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