West Brom have been urged by Michael Brown to stick by Slaven Bilic as long as they are not cut adrift from their relegation rivals.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Tottenham and Man City midfielder understands the speculation about the Croatian’s future but doesn’t believe sacking him would be the right move.
West Brom are 18th in the Premier League table and were on course for a vital point against Spurs last Sunday before Harry Kane scored an 88th minute winner at the Hawthorns.
The club are one of three Premier League teams yet to win this season after securing promotion from the Championship in Bilic’s debut campaign.
The Daily Mail reported last week that West Brom could take action to sack Bilic following their defeat to Tottenham.
Brown told Football Insider: “We always see changes when a team are not doing well, there were managers last week mentioned, would they be changed?
“Now this week, another manager so I think it’s normal. They’re one point from safety, you always knew it was going to be a struggle for this West Bromwich Albion side, you never fancied them to be right up mid-table or higher, you always fancied them to be in a relegation battle.
“If they’re anywhere near around there… They’re not cut adrift, they’re right in it.
“You would hope with the progression West Brom have had with Bilic, they would just continue with where they are at.”
Straight after the international break, West Brom travel to Manchester United before hosting Sheffield United.
They then face Crystal Palace and Newcastle United at the beginning of December.
In other West Brom news, the club are working on a deal to sign contract-rebel defender wanted by West Ham.