By Paddy Kenny

16th Jun, 2021 | 8:00pm

Kenny can't believe West Brom manager update after McInnes talks

West Brom would be making a grave error by appointing Derek McInnes as their new boss when candidates like Chris Wilder are available.

That is according to ex-Sheffield United goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively after Football Insider revealed on 10th June that West Brom have made contact with McInnes.

The Baggies reached an agreement with ex-Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner on 8th June only for talks to collapse the following day.

Former Blades boss Wilder was also in talks over the vacant post but, as revealed by Football Insider on 5th June, Albion pulled out at the eleventh hour.

McInnes was last employed at Aberdeen but was dismissed in March after a run of just two wins in ten games.

Kenny admitted he was baffled by the Baggies’ pursuit of the 49-year-old Scott.

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“I just don’t understand it whatsoever,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

“With Wilder, I just don’t know what’s gone on with that. If they’re thinking about bringing McIness in, he’s been sacked at Aberdeen where they’ve scored one goal in nine games. It’s a strange one, for me.

“At one time it looked like they were going to have the choice between Wilder and Slavisa Jokanovic, and he’s gone to Sheffield United now.

“So like I say, I think it’s strange. I thought Wilder was 100 per cent nailed on there so I just can’t understand why it fell through.”

This site today revealed that West Brom are not planning on replacing outgoing director of football Luke Dowling.

It is understood that the club is seeking a “traditional manager” who will take hands-on responsibility for transfers rather than leaving it to a director of football.

In other news, Premier League club in driving seat to sign West Brom youngster.