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West Brom could find Bruce heir in Scott Parker

West Bromwich Albion could be set to name an ex-Premier League manager as their replacement for Steve Bruce…

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According to Football League World, Scott Parker is one of a few names being considered for The Hawthorns hot seat.

The report also notes Chris Wilder as another potential candidate, with both managers having been sacked this season by their respective clubs.

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With Bruce having officially been relieved of his duties yesterday morning, and a game against Reading on the horizon, Ron Gourlay will be keen on finding his replacement sooner rather than later.

He can turn them around

Although he had started the season poorly with AFC Bournemouth, he has twice shown his prowess with regard to getting teams promoted from the Championship.

Associated with an attractive brand of football, his first success was bringing Fulham straight back up to the Premier League after Claudio Ranieri had taken them down.

During what was a tumultuous COVID-ridden season, he led his side to fourth before beating Brentford in the play-off finals to secure an instant bounce back.

During this time, his side scored 68 goals in 46 games and missed out on automatic promotion by just three points.

He did struggle after a lack of backing and unfortunately could only bring them back down. After leaving by mutual consent, he would then be given the Cherries job only to take them up too.

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This time, he did manage to find the automatic promotion spots, as his side finished second behind a rampant Fulham side.

During this campaign, he twice won player of the month in September and October and led his side to concede the fewest number of goals in the league, whilst also scoring 74.

His ability to take underperforming Championship sides and mould them into promotion candidates is sensational, and his fresh ideas born from his youth clearly are effective in this division.

One of his moves, in particular, has been replicated across world football, with his kick-off tactic leading to Hunter Godson labelling him a “tactical mastermind” with even those at PSG clearly attracted by what he does on the training ground.

The 41-year-old would be the perfect manager to turn them around and get them back fighting for promotion, however, history suggests he might struggle should they return to the Premier League.

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