West Brom will miss David Wagner

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West Brom will be missing out on David Wagner, while the former Huddersfield and Schalke boss is poised to join Swiss club Young Boys instead

  • West Bromwich Albion’s ongoing search for a new manager will continue
  • Their main target, David Wagner, is now ready to join Swiss club Young Boys
  • As a result, they can now turn their attention to former player Derek McInnes

West Brom’s search for a new manager will continue with latest target David Wagner heading to Swiss club Young Boys on Thursday night.

Wagner was a strong contender for the role of Albion after the club went after their No. 1 target Chris Wilder to hit the buffers.

But the German, who led Huddersfield to the championship promotion in 2017, has agreed to coach the Swiss champions.

West Bromwich Albion's ongoing search for a new manager will continue with their latest target David Wagner (above) now poised to join Swiss club Young Boys

West Bromwich Albion’s ongoing search for a new manager will continue with their latest target David Wagner (above) now poised to join Swiss club Young Boys

Albion can now turn to former player Derek McInnes, who has been unemployed since ending an eight-year stint with Aberdeen in March. Before that, he led Bristol City in the Championship.

McInnes led Aberdeen to the League Cup in 2014, before taking four consecutive second-place finishes between 2015 and 2018.

Wilder was the first choice since Sam Allardyce left the role. However, for unknown reasons, 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 rather not pay.

As a result, West Brom can now turn their attention to former player Derek McInnes (above)

As a result, West Brom can now turn their attention to former player Derek McInnes (above)

As a result, West Brom can now turn their attention to former player Derek McInnes (above)

Chris Wilder (above) was the first choice since Sam Allardyce decided to leave

Chris Wilder (above) was the first choice since Sam Allardyce decided to leave

Chris Wilder (above) was the first choice since Sam Allardyce decided to leave

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