Carlton Palmer would be surprised if West Brom appointed Roy Hodgson

West Brom have been in contact with Roy Hodgson in their bid to appoint a credible successor to Sam Allardyce.

According to Football Insider, the ex-Crystal Palace boss has turned them down, though, as he is not keen on returning to the dugout immediately after leaving the Eagles.

The 73-year-old wants to take him time to rest before making his next decision after four stressful years at Palace, and former West Brom star Carlton Palmer has admitted that he would be shocked should the Englishman return to the Hawthorns this summer.

“I don’t think Roy Hodgson is finished with football yet. I don’t think he’s finished with football,” Palmer told The Transfer Tavern.

“But I’d be very surprised if he took on the job of West Brom right now knowing what job that entails at this moment in time.”

Not again Hodgson

West Brom have opted against signing Chris Wilder, while David Wagner has chosen another club ahead of them despite coming close to joining.

The club’s stance on Alex Neil is unknown, with BBC Radio West Midlands insisting he is not in the running despite The Athletic claiming otherwise.

Derek McInnes is also believed to be in the running, according to Joseph Masi, and we could do with the former West Brom star ahead of Hodgson.

While the veteran manager has everything it takes to lead us straight back into the Premier League, the added stress that comes with managing in the Championship would not do him any good.

We had some of our best results under him when he was manager between February 2011 and May 2012, finishing the campaign in 11th place before he became England boss ahead of Euro 2012.

Given what is at stake, we would be surprised too should Hodgson agree to return, but nothing can be ruled out in football and it will be interesting to watch as things unfold.

A new name for the job is likely to emerge in the coming hours or days, and West Brom fans can only hope that the best man for the task is chosen.

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