West Brom fans can expect that “things will get heated” behind the scenes if Chris Wilder is appointed as manager.
That is according to ex-West Brom striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the Daily Star reported that the ex-Sheffield United boss will be offered the job if Sam Allardyce quits in the summer.
Wilder was embroiled in controversy last week after Blades owner Prince Abdullah told Sky Sports that he demanded a £4million payout in exchange for his resignation.
But Campbell claims confrontation at boardroom level is common and that Wilder would be a top candidate to spearhead a West Brom revival.
He told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs: “I think Chris Wilder knows the Championship and the Premier League. What he built at Sheffield United was fantastic.
“He knows how to build teams and another opportunity like this for Wilder would be very good. West Brom have got the team and they’ve probably got the budget to go into the Championship and start competing again.
“Owners and managers are at it all the time. Both want what’s best for the team but the manager’s going to want everything, isn’t he? If you’re a manager, you’re always wanting the best.
“But as an owner, you’ve got to look at the big picture and there are certain times that you’ve got to balance the books etc.
“So look, things will get heated and people say things that they sometimes might not mean, but Chris Wilder has done a great job.”
West Brom are 10 points from safety with nine games remaining in the Premier League season.
The club posted a £23.7m loss for the last financial year, as first reported in the Express and Star on Wednesday.