West Brom fans fume as John Terry enters running for manager job
This is part of a regular series from our panel of West Brom Super Fans. Each week, Super Fans from our West Brom News Facebook page will deliver their verdicts on the biggest talking points and news stories around The Hawthorns.
John Terry is the latest manager linked with the managerial position at The Hawthorns but many West Brom Super Fans oppose the 40-year-old taking the hot seat.
The Telegraph report that Terry is a potential Sam Allardyce replacement and he has since shot up the betting odds.
The former Chelsea captain has never managed before but he has been assistant manager at Aston Villa for a number of years.
But despite his experience working with Dean Smith our Super Fans are fuming that he has been linked.
Some reject his inexperience while the former England captain also carries an unwanted reputation that does not appeal to supporters.
Terry’s former teammate Frank Lampard has been linked as well as Chris Wilder, so it is possible the board does not have a checklist of attributes or experience for the new manager to meet.
We feel the Super Fans above are treating Terry rather harshly.
We can understand if some oppose his character and reputation given his past but from a footballing perspective he could be the right candidate.
He is an excellent leader and we are sure every Albion player would respect and look up to a person of his calibre and what he has achieved in the game.
He would demand respect in the dressing room and hopefully that would lead his players to give everything out on the pitch.
Terry also has a number of contacts in the game and his links with Chelsea and Villa could mean we have a better chance of signing their good young players on loan.
Lampard also offers us that advantage but Terry would not arrive with the baggage of a recent sacking, unlike his former teammate.
He has likely learned a lot at Villa over the last few years and seems to be a lot more mellow now in his older age.
If he was to join we would give him the benefit of the doubt as he could end up being a big success.