David Wagner is an ideal candidate to replace Sam Allardyce at the Hawthorns, says former West Brom midfielder Carlton Palmer.
The Midlands club are looking for a new manager following Allardyce’s decision to depart and have been linked with Wagner.
According to Sky Sports, the ex-Huddersfield Town boss joins the likes of Frank Lampard and Chris Wilder on West Brom’s shortlist of managers.
Wagner endured a torrid time in his last job at Schalke, receiving the sack after going on an 18-game winless run which included an 8-0 battering at the hands of Bayern Munich.
Nevertheless, given what he has managed to accomplish in England, Palmer believes the German should be in contention for the West Brom gig.
Speaking exclusively to FFC about the Baggies’ reported interest in Wagner, Palmer said:
“I like the way he managed at Huddersfield, I liked his enthusiasm, I liked his desire for the game. I think the game misses characters like David to be fair to you.
“So he will be high on the list. I mean all three names [Wagner, Lampard and Wilder] would be ideal candidates for West Brom.”
Palmer is not the only one to have been left impressed by Wagner’s work at Huddersfield.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola also praised the 49-year-old for winning promotion with the Terriers and the overall job he did at the John Smith’s Stadium.