Derek McInnes in the frame for West Brom job after David Wagner failure

Derek McInnes is in the running to be the next West Brom manager after talks to hire David Wagner failed, according to Tom Collomosse.

Writing on his personal Twitter account on Thursday, the Daily Mail journalist reported that McInnes, 49, is “one of those in the running” for the Albion vacancy. 

Sky Sports journalist Rob Dorsett earlier reported on Thursday that Wagner will not be the next Baggies boss as he’s instead set to take charge at Swiss club BSC Young Boys.

Back to the drawing board

McInnes is someone who seems to be linked with the West Brom job every time there’s a need for a new manager.

Unfortunately, that has happened more times than we care to mention in the last decade.

McInnes is out of work after leaving Aberdeen in March.

The former West Brom captain spent eight years in charge at Pittodrie and led the Dons to a Scottish League Cup title as well as a handful of second-place finishes in the Premiership.

He did as well as he could at Aberdeen but the 49-year-old became known for a turgid style of football that isn’t too dissimilar to what West Brom fans got accustomed to under Tony Pulis’ reign in charge.

Sir Alex Ferguson is a fan of McInnes, though.

As quoted by Sky Sports earlier this year, the ex-Manchester United boss labelled McInnes as a “top-class, experienced manager who still has the energy of youth”.

Ferguson also said that if McInnes needed a reference, he would give him one.

If that happens, West Brom could find that hard to turn down but there are bound to be plenty more names linked with The Hawthorns hot seat now that Wagner has joined Chris Wilder on the discard list.

In other West Brom news, Kevin Phillips says this defender could go under the radar in the Championship if he joins the Baggies.

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