Saturday 25

West Bromwich Albion

No Allardyce dialogue over Baggies post

2nd April 2019, 14:31 by Neil Foster

Sam Allardyce insists he would be interested in the West Brom manager's job but has had no contact with the club.

The 64-year-old has been out of work since leaving Everton at the end of last season but it seems as though he is keen to get back into management.

The former England coach has worked at West Ham, Sunderland, Crystal Palace and Goodison Park in recent years and it was thought he might have had enough after an unsuccessful spell with the Toffees.

The Baggies sacked Darren Moore and placed James Shan in temporary charge last month and there has been no word on a permanent successor.

Allardyce would certainly consider the role but confessed he has heard nothing.

"I've had no contact from West Brom, I can assure you of that," he told talkSport. "They've gone a long time without appointing a permanent manager, it's been a few weeks now.

"I was surprised with the position they're in that Darren lost his job. It's strange, they're fourth in the table and pushing for promotion.

"Do I want the job? It's not a question of whether I want it or not. It's a question of whether the club contact me personally or my agent and say what the position is, what they want me to do and what they expect me to do and what I think I'm capable of doing for West Brom if it gets to that stage.

"If everybody's comfortable with that then it may be a possibility."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Neil Foster is an experienced journalist who specialises in cricket and rugby union. Neil also has a solid knowledge of tennis, golf and football.

More West Bromwich Albion

West Bromwich Albion

Lincoln - West Brom have not made Cowley approach

22nd May 2019, 12:21

League Two champions Lincoln have denied talk that West Brom have made an approach for their manager Danny Cowley.

West Bromwich Albion

Albion rule out permanent Gayle switch

20th May 2019, 12:36

West Brom's technical director Luke Dowling has revealed Dwight Gayle will not be joining the club on a permanent basis this summer.

West Bromwich Albion

Baggies consider striker options

14th May 2019, 13:41

West Brom boss Jimmy Shan is considering who to play in place of Dwight Gayle against Aston Villa with Jay Rodriguez looking favourite.

West Bromwich Albion

Referee mistakes bemoaned by Shan

11th May 2019, 17:25

West Brom caretaker boss Jimmy Shan said two refereeing errors were pivotal in the play-off semi-final first-leg loss to Aston Villa.

West Bromwich Albion

Shan happy with Albion's play-offs focus

10th May 2019, 08:04

West Brom are focused and ready to "embrace" the Championship play-offs, according to caretaker boss James Shan.

West Bromwich Albion

Baggies defender linked with Cherries

5th May 2019, 02:58

Bournemouth are reported to be targeting a move for West Bromwich Albion defender Dara O'Shea in the summer.

Recent Sport Headlines


England wounded in Australia defeat

25th May 2019, 18:59

England have some injury worries heading in to the World Cup suffered in their 12-run loss to Australia in the warm-up match.

Formula 1

Crash didn’t affect performance - Vettel

25th May 2019, 18:25

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel insists his crash in practice didn’t impact his performance during qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix.


Paire full of confidence after Lyon victory

25th May 2019, 17:50

Benoit Paire heads to the French Open full of confidence after beating Felix Auger-Aliassime in the Lyon Open final.

Rugby League

Catalans found a way to win - McNamara

25th May 2019, 17:42

Coach Steve McNamara believes Catalans Dragons are in a "decent position" after beating Wakefield Trinity at Magic Weekend.


Wiesberger edges clear in Denmark

25th May 2019, 17:06

Austrian Bernd Wiesberger takes a one shot lead into the final day of the Made In Denmark after enjoying his best round of the week.

Rugby Union

Sarries down Gloucester thanks to Tompkins treble

25th May 2019, 16:07

Saracens advanced to the Premiership Grand Final after beating Gloucester 44-19 thanks to hat-trick from Nick Tompkins.

Formula 1

Hamilton stoked after claiming Monaco pole

25th May 2019, 15:52

Lewis Hamilton praised the team effort that enabled him to claim pole for the Monaco Grand Prix.

Formula 1

Hamilton secures Monaco pole

25th May 2019, 15:37

Lewis Hamilton will start Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix on pole for Mercedes after another superb display in qualifying.