West Brom fans have been reacting on Twitter to the recent reports that emerged from the Sunday Mirror (15/04; page 60) which suggested that the Baggies were considering offering Tony Mowbray the chance to return to The Hawthorns this summer.
West Brom's stunning win over Manchester United on Sunday simply appears to be delaying the inevitable, with the Baggies still well adrift of safety in the Premier League and time running out to keep their hopes alive.
Darren Moore has done his chances of getting the job permanently no harm at all it seems, but the Sunday Mirror reported ahead of the game that the current caretaker is not in the running, while both Derek McInnes and Mowbray are being considered for the post.
Mowbray has done a wonderful job with Blackburn Rovers this term. The Ewood Park outfit appear to be closing in on promotion out of the third tier, and he would be returning to familiar surroundings if he was to take on the West Brom job.
The 54-year-old guided the Baggies to the Championship title a decade ago in the same season that they reached the FA Cup semi-final, and the brand of football on show was often extremely exciting - in stark contrast to what the fans have had to put up with much of this season.
Interestingly, a number of West Brom fans would happily have Mowbray back at the club ahead of next season, with the style he instilled in the side proving particularly popular amongst the supporters. There are those who are less keen to see him return, but the general consensus appears to be that it would be good to see if he could finish what he started during his first tenure.
Here is the best of the reaction to the links...
Not sure I’d be too over enthused. Time for fresh (and young) blood. I heard a rumour of Kluivert— Sammy Six (@Sammy_Six) April 15, 2018
I'd take him back. Some of the best football I've seen at the club. Just started out in managing when he was with us. Obviously knows the game better now.— Keiron Hazlehurst (@kmhwba) April 16, 2018
No thanks re Mowbray and Kluivert. Want a left field appointment? Go for Graham Potter. Alternatively and this my choice, Dean Smith.— Conrad Chircop (@conradchircop) April 15, 2018
He’d be my first choice ...but not sure you’d get him away from Blackburn— Robert Johnson (@Baggeridgebaggy) April 16, 2018
Stick with Moore.— Bobcat19631 (@Bobcat19631) April 15, 2018
1) It will save the club money.
2) Local lad who knows the club and its history.
3) Respected by the club and fans.
4) Players appear to want to play for him.
5) He his humble and honest and served his apprenticeship, it’s not all about household names.#wba
No thanks— Mr_Magic (@Baggie_Tillidie) April 16, 2018
the best football West Brom has played in the last 30 years was under Mowbray— Glyn Salcombe (@Glyn420) April 16, 2018