West Brom’s search for a new manager is set to continue with latest target David Wagner joining Swiss club Young Boys on Thursday night.
Wagner was a strong contender for the Albion role after the club’s pursuit of their No 1 target Chris Wilder hit the buffers.
But the German, who led Huddersfield to promotion from the Championship in 2017, has agreed to coach the Swiss champions.
West Bromwich Albion’s ongoing search for a new manager is set to continue with their latest target David Wagner (above) now poised to join Swiss club Young Boys
Albion may now turn to former player Derek McInnes, who has been out of work since ending an eight-year spell at Aberdeen in March. Before that, he managed Bristol City in the Championship.
McInnes led Aberdeen to the League Cup in 2014 before four straight second-place finishes between 2015 and 2018.
Wilder had been the first choice ever since Sam Allardyce stepped away from the role. However, for reasons that remain unclear, he was never appointed.
Barnsley boss Valerien Ismael and Lincoln manager Michael Appleton also have admirers at Albion, although both — unlike McInnes — have compensation clauses in their contracts, which Albion would prefer not to pay.
As a result, West Brom may now turn their attentions to former player Derek McInnes (above)
Chris Wilder (above) had been the first choice ever since Sam Allardyce decided to step away