West Bromwich Albion could replace Slaven Bilic with Lee Bowyer, according to a report by The Mirror.

Pressure has firmly been put on the Croatian, with The Telegraph journalist John Percy claiming he could be axed after the upcoming Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspur.

The Baggies secured automatic promotion from the Championship this summer, prompting Bilic to make a number of significant transfer deals. with the likes of Karlan Grant coming in from Huddersfield.

Permanent deals also followed for Grady Diangana and Matheus Pereira, but with the Baggies sitting in the relegation zone, those acquisitions have not yielded much success so far.

With Percy making that aforementioned ‘sack’ claim regarding Bilic’s future, a link to former Leeds United midfielder Bowyer has now emerged.

The 43-year-old is currently in charge of League One side Charlton Athletic, who were relegated from the Championship last term. Managing the Addicks in 130 games thus far, Bowyer has a win percentage of 43.1%, winning 56 and losing 46.

Much like his fiery playing career, Bowyer has continued his passionate approach with Charlton as a manager, receiving a three-match ban last October for improper conduct.

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If Bowyer does come in for Bilic, it will be interesting to see exactly how fans will take such a decision.

Bowyer’s current status as a League One manager may see fans question his credentials and, compared to the current Baggies boss, his statistics as a manager are marginally better.

Bilic has a win percentage of 42.37% with West Brom but can be massively credited for the club’s promotion this summer.

For now, Bilic’s future remains in the air, but the Croatian seems to be the best person to manage this Albion side for now.