By Rob Jarvis

27th Apr, 2022 | 10:30am

Kevin Phillips: Sean Dyche won't want drop to West Brom job, Steve Bruce can still make it work

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Kevin Phillips has insisted that Sean Dyche would likely turn down the chance to manage West Brom from next season.

The ex-Baggies talisman did admit that Steve Bruce has proved he has what it takes to earn promotion given his track record.

It was shared by the Birmingham Mail that Dyche was on the radar of The Albion after his departure from Turf Moor.

“It would be very hard to turn down,” he exclusively told West Brom News.

“I don’t think Sean Dyche would want to drop down a level, he’s become a very established Premier League manager and I’m sure he sees his career as that.

“I’m sure there will be many Premier League teams that would take him, there would certainly be a few comings and goings at the end of the season and he’ll be in the frame.

“I wouldn’t see him dropping to West Brom. I think Steve Bruce has proved with his track record that he can do a good job there.”

This may sound like a good idea on paper, but is this really the direction that we want to be heading in?

Bruce has come in and hardly had any time, or any transfers to get his own message across to a squad that was failing when he arrived.

It would be wrong not to back him across the summer and give him that chance to add another Premier League promotion to his resume.

In other West Brom news, Steve Bruce has held talks over new Baggies signing since arriving with a work permit update shared

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