Report: West Brom monitoring Bristol City's Lee Johnson closely

General View of The Hawthorns during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and Ipswich Town at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich on Saturday 9th March 2019.

West Bromwich Albion are reportedly rivalling a number of sides for Bristol City boss Lee Johnson.

Lee Johnson, Manager of Bristol City reacts prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Milwall and Bristol City at The Den on April 30, 2019 in London, England.

West Brom are one of the teams monitoring Bristol City boss Lee Johnson ahead of the summer, according to a report from the Sunday Mirror (5/5; page 11).

The Baggies remain without a permanent boss. James Shan is set to stay in charge until the end of the season, and he could still guide the club back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

 

West Brom sit fourth in the Championship and could still move up one place on the final day of the campaign. It is however, looking most likely that they will need to get past Aston Villa in a play-off semi-final if they hope to get themselves to Wembley.

Despite having so much to play for this season, the club have one eye on their summer plans. The Sunday Mirror (5/5; page 11) reports that they have joined Fulham and Brighton in monitoring the Robins boss closely.

General View of The Hawthorns during the Sky Bet Championship match between West Bromwich Albion and Ipswich Town at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich on Saturday 9th March 2019.

Ashton Gate could still end up being a Premier League ground next term. Bristol City are definitely underdogs for that last play-off spot, but if Derby lose - to Johnson's admirers West Brom - and Middlesbrough do not win against Rotherham, there is an opportunity for City to sneak into the top six.

Johnson has done a superb job since arriving from Barnsley in 2016, especially as City sold a number of their key players in the summer. But he would be forgiven for wanting to consider some of the options on the table if the interested clubs do come calling at the end of the season.

Lee Johnson manager of Bristol City looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Derby County at Ashton Gate on April 27, 2019 in Bristol, England.

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