By Kevin Campbell

17th Jun, 2021 | 5:38pm

Campbell hails 'exceptional' McInnes after major West Brom manager update

Kevin Campbell has heaped praise on Derek McInnes after West Brom made contact with the ex-Aberdeen manager regarding their vacant manager position.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Albion and Arsenal striker claimed the 49-year-old is an “exceptional” candidate given his track record at Pittodrie and relationship with West Brom.

As revealed by Football Insider (10 June), the Baggies have approached McInnes after talks with David Wagner fell through.

The ex-Dons boss has been on a list of potential successor’s to Sam Allardyce since the beginning of the club’s search.

The Midlands club would not need to pay any compensation to acquire McInnes‘ services as he has been without a club since his exit from Aberdeen in March.

When asked by Football Insider for his evaluation of McInnes’ credentials, Campbell said:

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“Derek is an ex-West Brom player who cut his teeth at Aberdeen and by all accounts did exceptionally well. So on paper he sounds like a very good candidate.

It would be home from home for him. The fans know him and he could be a stabilising presence for the club because there is a lot of uncertainty now.

I just hope the situation gets resolved sooner rather than later.”


McInnes made 100 appearances for West Brom as a player between 2000 and 2003.

He has managed in the Championship previously with Bristol City but has spent the majority of his managerial career in Scotland with Aberdeen and St Johnstone.

In other news, pundit reveals he’s ‘heard’ from sources PL club are ‘interested’ in signing West Brom midfielder.