Mills reveals why he's not convinced by West Brom appointing McInnes after talks update
Danny Mills has admitted Derek McInnes would be an “underwhelming” appointment as the next West Brom manager.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-England and Manchester City defender suggested the Scot may be a “very good coach” but would not be an “inspiring” choice.
Football Insider revealed on June 10 that West Brom had made contact with McInnes following their latest manager search twist and the latest is that preliminary talks have taken place.
They had agreed a deal with ex-Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner last week before he agreed to join Swiss side Young Boys instead.
McInnes spent three seasons as a player with West Brom and he made over 100 appearances for the club.
His last management job was an eight-year spell in charge of Aberdeen before he was sacked in March.
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The Dons scored just once in McIness’ final nine games in charge.
Before taking charge at Pittodrie, he has also had spells in charge of Bristol City and St Johnstone.
Asked whether he would be a good appointment for the Baggies, Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “He’s not a big name in any way shape or form.
“He’s not seriously inspiring in terms of prowess and records.
“He may well be a very good coach. On the face of it, you would say it’s a little bit underwhelming.”
West Brom have been managerless since Sam Allardyce left the club at the end of the season after failing to guide them to safety.
The Englishman took over from Slaven Bilic in December who guided Albion to promotion in his only full season in charge.