West Brom are set to sack Alan Pardew in the summer and have started weighing up their options to replace the manager, according to the Mirror.
It’s thought that Pardew was set for the chop last month, as the Baggies’ hierarchy looked to move for Ostersunds chief Graham Potter. However, the Swedish club refused to negotiate a move away for their impressive manager.
According to the Mirror, though, Potter remains on West Brom’s wish list and he is joined by Leicester City assistant manager Michael Appleton. It’s stated in the report that West Brom’s chief executive Mark Jenkins is a big admirer of the Foxes coach.
West Brom have endured a woeful season and are currently rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table. They are eight points adrift of safety and they will likely be playing their football in the Championship next term.
Rather interestingly, Brentford boss Dean Smith has also been touted as a potential replacement for Pardew as he continues to impress with Championship side Brentford. Derek McInnes, currently at Aberdeen, is another name reportedly in the frame.