Sam Allardyce left his post as West Brom manager last month, and former Baggies midfielder Carlton Palmer believes the rebuild job that may be needed at the club is the reason why.
Following their relegation from the Premier League to the Championship, West Brom look set to lose a whole host of players.
Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, who is currently with the England squad for Euro 2020, continues to be linked with a move away from the Hawthorns.
A rebuild job now looks inevitable, and Palmer is convinced that is not something Allardyce wants at this stage of his career.
Speaking exclusively to FFC about Big Sam’s departure, the ex-West Brom player said:
“I’m assuming that it’s a big rebuild job. So that’s a two or three-year job, or somebody comes in who can work with what’s there and get them firing to get promotion next season.
“Reading between the lines, I think that Sam thinks it’s a two or three-year job maybe to get them back up, and at his age [it’s not what he wants].”
Having won promotion before, from a West Brom perspective, Allardyce staying would have been a positive development.