Campbell tells West Brom not to end Wilder pursuit as alternative reported

Kevin Campbell has urged West Brom not to end their pursuit of Chris Wilder.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Albion and Arsenal striker suggested the 53-year-old is the best man for the job as he is “young, has energy” and is proven in the Championship.

This site revealed earlier today that the Baggies are set to pull the plug on appointing Wilder as their new manager after holding extensive talks over a potential deal.

Wilder is available and is keen to get back into management after he parted ways with Sheffield United in March.

The Mirror‘s Neil Moxley reported last week that Roy Hodgson is also on the shortlist to replace Sam Allardyce at The Hawthorns following his release by Crystal Palace.

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs if Hodgson would be a smart appointment, Campbell said: “No, I really don’t think that would be the right choice.

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“Chris Wilder is young, he has got the energy and he has proven that he can take a team out of the Championship.

“We know what Roy Hodgson can do, he is a very good manager, but he has got a lot of miles on the clock. He is very wise but Wilder has that little bit extra.

“He has a proven track record and he is the young one now.

“It was amazing what he achieved at Sheffield United and I think he was hard done by to be quite honest. I really think Wilder is the one and West Brom should appoint him.” 

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