Paul Scharner made the West Brom headlines on Monday after claiming he would love to replace Luke Dowling as Sporting Director at The Hawthorns.
The Austrian and Baggies hero admitted that he believes his former side should be aiming for Europe rather than battling Premier League relegation each season.
Luke Dowling and the board have been heavily criticised in recent years, with their work in the transfer window underwhelming, to say the least.
It isn’t hard to get behind this.
Scharner is full of passion about the club, and that is exactly what we need, especially after years of having no connection with those who are running the club.
Guochuan Lai has taken the Albion as far as he can, and it is about time he leaves the ship as well, making way for someone who has a clear goal to take it forward and re-establish ourselves in the Premier League.
As much as we hate to use them, Leeds have shown how positive a return to the Premier League can be with their transparency at board level.
Scharner spent most of the day on Monday responding to fans who had doubts, claiming that his lack of qualifications wouldn’t make much difference to the job he could do, and we have to admire that.
Many West Brom fans have reacted to Scharners’ comments on Monday, and they were delighted with the honesty on show from the ex-defender.
The majority admitted they were sold by his vision for the Albion, and that they would welcome him through the doors tomorrow if they could.
West Brom News have picked out some of the best reactions below…
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— Connor (@ConnormooreWba) February 22, 2021
Paul, your passion is what makes this club so special, I for one would be well on board for you being a part of the rebuild project, like 99% of our fans undoubtably will.
— Rob Paddock (@RobPaddock16) February 22, 2021
In all seriousness I would love to see this happen, someone who clearly has ambition to achieve and someone with a connection with the fans who can actually hear us out. Football is just business but for us fans it means so much more.
— kie stampe (@KieeStampe) February 22, 2021
I bought into everything Paul said… I’m sold
— Liam Dunn (@dunnda) February 22, 2021
I think I could do a job better than downing it's not difficult
— David stubbs (@stubbo22_) February 22, 2021
#33 … legend, the passion he showed when playing and even now supporting, is incredible, wish we had a few more of people like Him on the pitch pic.twitter.com/7SU4ZM3BP7
— JoeTalbot (@joebowba) February 22, 2021
— Achieving Goalz (@Achieving_Goalz) February 22, 2021
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