Robinson fears West Brom set for extended Championship stay after McInnes update
West Brom would be taking a “big risk” by appointing Derek McInnes as their new manager, according to Paul Robinson.
The former Spurs and England number one, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the 49-year-old does not have the experience required to get Albion out of the Championship at the first time of asking.
This site revealed on 10 June that the Midlands club have made contact with the ex-Aberdeen manager after talks with David Wagner collapsed.
It is understood McInnes has been on a list of potential candidates since the beginning of West Brom’s search for Sam Allardyce’s successor.
McInnes, who made 100 appearances for the Baggies between 2000 and 2003, has been without a club since his Aberdeen exit in March so no compensation would have to be paid.
Robinson is still baffled as to why the club have not appointed ex-Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder.
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“West Brom need somebody who knows the Championship,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs. “Experience is so important in that league.
“A seasoned Championship manager would be best for them.
“It would also be massive if they can get a manager who is a good operator in the transfer market. Somebody who can sell the dream if you like.
“I’m not sure Derek McInnes is that man, in fact I think he would be a big risk.
“He has done great north of the border but the atmosphere at West Brom will be very different to Aberdeen. They have just got relegated.
“I played at Blackburn so I know that if you do not bounce back in your first two years, you’re a long time there.
“Wilder would’ve been the perfect fit for them. It baffles me as to why they didn’t go for him.”