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West Brom to Offer Vacant Manager Post to Roy Hodgson

former Liverpool man looks likely to take over at The Hawthorns.

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Roy Hodgson will be offered a quick return to football with West Bromwich Albion as they draw up a short-list to replace Roberto Di Matteo.
Former Liverpool and Fulham manager Hodgson is seen as the man to steady the ship after the Italian was ruthlessly axed following Saturday’s 3-0 thumping at Manchester City.
Michael Appleton has been placed in temporary charge and will undertake preliminary preparations ahead of Saturday’s relegation tussle against West Ham.

If Hodgson doesn’t want the job, former Newcastle manager Chris Hughton will be in the frame, along with former Hawthorns favourite Derek McInnes, now in charge of St Johnstone.
It is a difficult task, but by no means impossible. After taking 15 points from their first nine fixtures, West Bromwich have picked up only 11 more from their last 17, with Saturday’s Carlos Tevez-inspired defeat proving the final straw for chairman Jeremy Peace.
The sacking was a calculated move with two home fixtures against relegation rivals in the next fortnight. West Brom follow their game against the Hammers with the visit of Wolves on February 20

SOURCE: Daily Mail

Whilst no one would begrudge Roy Hodgson a swift return to management one has to wonder at the logic, or lack thereof, of sacking Roberto Di Matteo before two huge games. The Italian guided the Baggies to promotion in his first season at The Hawthorns and surely at this stage of the season they can not have expected anything more than being outside the relegation zone, so why did West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace sack him?

Anyway, Hodgson would be a decent replacement but the odds on the West Midlands side going down will have shortened as a result of the dismissal and I for one would put money on the club going down.

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