West Brom Want To Hire Former Everton Gaffer As Their New Manager: The Right Man For The Club?

West Bromwich Albion are one of the many teams in the Premier League this season, struggling to find any kind of consistency. They decided to sack Tony Pulis after he managed to win just 10 points for his side in their first 12 games this season. With the fixture list getting tougher, the Baggies need to quickly find an able replacement and a glance at the names that they are linked with show that they want someone experienced to take over the club for the rest of the season.

A number of high-profile names are currently thrown into the list at the moment but former Everton manager Ronald Koeman seems to be an interesting choice, a choice most fans seem to be desperate for.

The Dutchman himself was sacked by the Toffees not too long ago, as Everton find themselves just two points over West Brom, at the bottom of the points table. The Dutch manager spent insane money on recruits in the summer but failed to deliver at the biggest stage when needed. So is he a decent option for the Baggies?

Known for their resilience at the back, the Midlands club have been under the stewardship of Tony Pulis from back in 2015, where he took over the club half-way through the season. He gave them an identity as a team that is happy to sit back and frustrate opponents, striking on their weakness when the chance arrives.

The Wales manager may have kept the club in the top flight for two consecutive seasons but he has overseen just 36 wins in 121 games at the Hawthorns and showed no progress whatsoever this season, with just two wins to his name so far.

The squad at the club has decent quality at different ends of the field and though it is not among the best in the business, is more than capable of finishing around the top half of the table. So a manager like Koeman, with a decent history behind him, could be a huge coup for the club this season.

The Dutch manager won 48.35% of his games at Southampton, where he established a team of relatively unknown players that can beat even the best teams in the competition. Having played for some of the biggest clubs in Europe, Koeman has loads of experience and his time as a manager in various domestic leagues is sure to help the Baggies improve as a squad.

Though the win percentage fell to 41.38% at the Goodison Park, a lot has to be attributed to the loss of Romelu Lukaku in the summer, someone who was just not replaced properly. West Brom will also need additions to compete at the other end of the table but with the January transfer window coming up, it might be the best time for them to get the Dutch on board.

Koeman has shown what he can do with a limited budget in his time at the St Marys and naming him their manager will surely help West Brom take a step ahead in their top-flight endeavours. He will give them their own identity and if all goes right, Koeman can even make them a team regularly fighting in the top-half of the table, for years to come.

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