Tony Mowbray In Contention For West Bromwich Albion Role
Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has emerged as a surprise candidate to become the next head coach of West Bromwich Albion. The 54-year-old previously guided the Baggies to Premier League promotion back in 2008 but the failure to beat relegation saw him dismissed 12 months later.
According to The Mirror, the Baggies are already contemplating the prospect of recruit a new manager with Darren Moore placed on temporary charge for the remainder of the campaign. Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes and Leicester City assistant Michael Appleton have been associated with the vacancy, but Mowbray has been linked with a probable return owing to his experience of coaching in the Championship.
Despite the speculation, the Baggies may prefer to stick with Moore, who has been a solid presence since taking over as the caretaker. The 43-year-old has instilled confidence into the players since Alan Pardew’s dismissal, and this has resulted in a couple of positive results including a shock 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.
The victory was only the Baggies’ fourth of the Premier League campaign and this has maintained their top-flight status for at least another week. The Baggies can secure a maximum of 36 points if they are to win their remaining games, but that appears a huge task with games against Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool still to come.
Nevertheless, the club can aim to end the season on a high with positives, which could provide them with the platform to make a swift return. With demotion, the Baggies are expected to lose a couple of their key players with relegation release clauses, and the hierarchy may need to re-invest wisely to find cohesion within the team. West Brom are due to host Liverpool in the Premier League this weekend, and anything less than a victory could see them relegation from the top-flight.