Former Crystal Palace chairman Simon Jordan has blasted West Brom fans who are against the club hiring Sam Allardyce to replace Slaven Bilic. 

Bilic was sacked on Wednesday despite his side’s excellent performance at against Manchester City on Tuesday night.

Allardyce has emerged as a leading contender to replace Bilic and Jordan, speaking on TalkSPORT, criticised Baggies fans who are against the potential appointment while claiming that the former Everton boss will keep Albion up.

He said, “Sam will come in there and he will do precisely what he did for Sunderland, Crystal Palace and West Ham.

“He’ll be pleased to walk into an environment that’s not desperate and dysfunctional and he will fix that because he knows this environment. If they [The board] wanted an easy way out of this, staying with Slaven Bilic was probably an easier way out of it.

“From the football point of view West Brom fans say it now ‘I would rather be in the Championship’, would you whatever. You’d much rather be in the Premier League that’s why you were banging on the door of getting out of the championship. Come on.”

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The potential appointment of Allardyce has raised a few eyebrows among the Baggies fanbase as his less than attractive style of football can be painful to watch.

But the former England boss does have an outstanding record of keeping teams in the Premier League and he has never been relegated from the English top flight.

If ‘Big Sam’ does take the reigns at The Hawthorns he will be returning to the ground where he began his coaching career as he worked as a first-team coach with Brian Talbot in the early 1990s.

While the Baggies are only two points from safety, things are looking bleak with a tough run of fixtures facing whoever replaces Bilic with a midlands derby first up this weekend.

Fans will be hoping that whoever comes in can provide an instant boost and get a positive result against a talented Aston Villa side.

In other West Brom news, Bilic wasn’t the only member of staff to lose his job on Wednesday. 

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