Jermaine Jenas believes it would be an “attractive” proposition for Sam Allardyce to stay at West Brom past this season.
With the Baggies set for Premier League relegation to the Championship next season, the possibility to return at the first step is something that could excite people.
We were told at the start of April that the boss would walk away if relegated, but could that decision change after some promising performances?
Speaking on Match of the Day 2, Jenas believes it could be a good move for all parties should Allardyce stick around at The Hawthorns.
“I don’t see why not,” he said.
“If Sam Allardyce wants to go into the Championship and try and get them back up, it’s an attractive proposition, then I would definitely keep him.
Ian Wright quickly responded to that and shared the one priority that needs to happen over the summer for Big Sam to keep an eye on.
“He’s going to have to try and keep people like Pereira because anything that looks good, he has been a part of that.”
Keeping Pereira would make anyone stick around at The Hawthorns, but the likelihood of that happening is surely slim-to-zero.
The Brazilian is already attracting interest from Premier League clubs, and the Athletic have reported that Aston Villa are even one of them.
It would be inevitable him leaving should we be relegated, but Big Sam would surely have a word to say anywhere from Villa Park.
That is if he wants to have any sort of influence on the Baggies getting straight back to the Premier League after next season should relegation be confirmed.
The Albion have certainly improved ten-fold after a slow start under Allardyce, and it would be a scary proposition for anyone in the Championship with him at the helm.