David Wagner will not be the next West Brom manager
David Wagner will not be the next West Brom manager, Sky Sports journalist Rob Dorsett has reported.
Writing on his personal Twitter account on Thursday, Dorsett claimed that Wagner will instead take charge of Swiss club BSC Young Boys as he wanted to be closer to his family in Germany.
It is understood that Albion “wanted assurances he had the appetite for a promotion battle in the Championship”.
Whether you wanted Wagner in charge of not, this is a joke of an enormous scale.
Luke Dowling appeared to have had his man in Chris Wilder but, as reported by Joseph Masi of the Express & Star, owner Guochuan Lai put a stop to that happening due to the “strained relationship” Wilder had with the board at Sheffield United.
Then it seemed as though Wagner was going to come in.
Dorsett reported on Tuesday that there was a chance the ex-Huddersfield boss, who won promotion to the Premier League during his stint in Yorkshire, would be officially appointed in charge of the Albion today (Thursday).
That’s not the case now either.
West Brom’s search for a manager hasn’t been going on too long but it’s becoming an absolute farce.
It yet again proves our claims that this is a football club without purpose, without direction and without proper leadership.
It all boils down to Lai but the overall ineptitude is also down to the board as a whole.
We need a shake-up, starting from the top. Unfortunately, it won’t happen and yet another manager who’s proven he has promotion-winning credentials has been missed out on.
In other West Brom news, Kevin Phillips says this defender could go under the radar in the Championship if he joins the Baggies.