It is well known that Sam Allardyce has a clause in his contract that allows him to walk away from West Brom following their relegation, and former Wigan manager Paul Jewell has told Football FanCast exclusively that Baggies fans would love to see Chris Wilder take over.
Wilder surprisingly left Sheffield United earlier this year with the club seemingly already destined for relegation, which came to fruition as Paul Heckingbottom was unable to steer the club to safety.
Allardyce took over from Slaven Bilic last year as he aimed to keep the club up and maintain his reputation of never being relegated from the Premier League but this was not the case as their lack of goals ultimately cost them.
Jewell spoke exclusively to FFC about how if Wilder was to be appointed as manager at the Hawthorns, their fans would be more than happy to see him take the reins in the Championship:
“If that’s the case with Sam leaving then certainly the supporters would be happy with Chris Wilder. He did a brilliant job with Sheffield United and he will be able to take over a team that’s full of really decent players at West Brom.
“I think what West Brom have done really well in the past is keep their manager and a good group of players together, and then bounced back straight away.”
During his time at Sheffield United, Wilder managed to take the Blades from the depths of League One into the Premier League and guided them to a respectable ninth-place finish last season.
The three relegated teams have already been confirmed with three rounds of fixtures still to be played as Fulham joined the Baggies and Sheffield United in failing to escape the drop.