West Brom offer Chris Wilder £25k/pw deal to take over from Sam Allardyce
West Brom are offering Chris Wilder a £25,000-a-week contract to take over as their new manager, according to The Sun’s Alan Nixon.
The reliable journalist claims Albion will also reward him with a promotion bonus but that the deal is not an attractive one to the 53-year-old as it is much less than he was earning at Sheffield United, who he left in March.
Furthermore, Wilder is reported to be holding out for a Premier League move with Newcastle United in his sights.
The ex-Blades boss believes he proved himself in the top-flight after taking the South Yorkshire side to a top-10 finish in the 2019/20 campaign, though they were rock-bottom this season when he exited the club.
Nixon claims Albion would prefer to make a quick appointment and Barnsley manager Valerien Ismael may be approached if Wilder fails to agree a deal, while former Watford boss Slavisa Jokanovic, currently in Qatar, is also in contention.
Wilder is certainly backing himself if he turns down a move to West Brom who are looking for a manager after Sam Allardyce announced on Wednesday that he will be leaving the club.
He performed miracles in his first season in the Premier League as he helped to inspire the Blades to a top-half finish but events soured for him at Bramall Lane this season.
That has surely seen his stock plummet considerably and there will be a dearth of top jobs waiting for him.
There might be unrest among supporters at Newcastle but Steve Bruce has lost just three of his last 12 games in charge and their notoriously thick-skinned owner Mike Ashley is unlikely to pull the trigger on him in the near future.
Clubs with vacant managerial positions such as Crystal Palace and Wolves have also been linked with other targets.
Albion may end up being the best gig he gets offered but by Nixon’s report it doesn’t appear as if the job has whetted his appetite and the club’s board may have to turn to their alternatives.
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