Paddy Kenny verdict on West Brom potentially hiring 'perfect' Wilder after Sky update
West Brom would be the “perfect” destination for Chris Wilder should Sam Allardyce choose not to stay on at the Hawthorns.
That is according to ex-Sheffield United keeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after Sky Sports reported that Wilder, 53, is on a shortlist of potential candidates to replace Allardyce if he quits this summer.
Wilder left his post with United in March after five years and two promotions in South Yorkshire.
Allardyce, who took over from Slaven Bilic in December, had his first relegation as a manager confirmed on Sunday as West Brom lost 3-1 to Arsenal.
But Kenny claims that Wilder would happily take over from Allardyce should he have another change of heart.
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“I think the job would tempt him,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“I think it would be the perfect job for him, actually. It’s a team that has just come down. They’ve got some good players.
“He’s got experience of promotion. He’s been there, done that. Wilder is the sort of manager that if Allardyce leaves then they will be looking at him, definitely.
“So I don’t see why not. It could happen. He’s a good motivator too.”
Wilder left under a cloud at Brammall after owner Prince Abdullah claimed he demanded a £4million payout to resign his post.
United are rock-bottom of the Premier League table, nine points behind 19th-placed West Brom.