Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, former Wolves striker Steve Bull has urged the Baggies not to sack Sam Allardyce.
Allardyce replaced Slaven Bilic before Christmas with West Brom sitting 19th in the Premier having collected just seven points from their opening 13 matches following promotion.
But the Baggies have collected just 11 points from the former England boss’ 16 games in charge, which has left the Midlands outfit 10 points from safety, and on course to end Allardyce’s proud record of having never been relegated as a manager.
But Bull reckons that keeping Allardyce would be West Brom’s best bet as he believes they’d have every chance of coming straight back up.
He told Football FanCast: “Whether you put Wenger, Mourinho or Arteta in there, they’ll be pulling their hair out, because it’s a tough job. They’re going through a transformation, but are banging their heads against a brick wall at the moment.
“Big Sam is known for keeping teams in the Premier League, and I know Wolves fans won’t like this, but I wanted them to stay up because I love the derbies. But Sam’s got a task on his hands, but I don’t think he’s going to get out of it.
“But I would keep him next year to get them out of the Championship.”
Whilst it’s been a difficult few months for both Allardyce and West Brom, providing they do go down, they’ve got the right man in charge to mount a serious promotion charge next season.
Allardyce has two previous promotions to the Premier League under his belt with Bolton and West Ham, so if the Baggies remain patient and keep him on board, they’ll surely have every chance of making an instant return to the big time.