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Sam Allardyce, Gary Megson among possible candidates for West Brom job

Sam Allardyce, Gary Megson among possible candidates for West Brom job
From ESPN - November 20, 2017

Guiding West Bromwich Albion to just two victories in their previous 21 matches, Tony Pulis was removed as the club's manager on Monday. With the 59-year-old now out of the picture at The Hawthorns, ESPN FC West Brom blogger Matt Evans presents five candidates to take over the Baggies.

1. Gary Megson: Placed in temporary charge following the sacking of Tony Pulis, this will be the second time Megson has been in the West Brom hot seat, having guided the club to their first Premier League season during his previous spell in charge at The Hawthorns. However, he should not be considered for the job this time around. His style is as outdated as Pulis', it would simply be swapping from one dinosaur to another, and more than anything, it would tarnish his legacy at a club where he's regarded as a legend.

2. Michael O'Neil: The Northern Ireland manager ticks a lot of boxes. He has worked with a trio of West Brom's senior players already, including captain Jonny Evans. His style of play is more attractive than Pulis' without being gung ho and he will be desperate to prove himself. What may go against him is his lack of success at club level and no experience of the Premier League.

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