West Brom close in on appointing Valerien Ismael as manager after £2m compensation agreed with Barnsley… with club FINALLY set to secure new boss after Chris Wilder and David Wagner pursuits earlier this summer
- Valerien Ismael is now close to being appointed as West Brom’s new manager
- The Baggies have agreed compensation of around £2m with Barnsley for him
- The Frenchman impressed last season and went close to securing promotion
- Search for West Brom’s new manager has been a drawn-out process this summer
West Brom are close to making Valerien Ismael their new manager.
Compensation of around £2million has been agreed with his club Barnsley and talks were held over the weekend.
The 45-year old Frenchman has been in demand following an impressive debut season in the Championship with Barnsley which saw them narrowly miss out on promotion.
West Brom are on the verge of appointing Barnsley’s Valerien Ismael as their new manager
The club are finally close to finding Sam Allardyce’s replacement after a drawn-out process
West Brom have lurched from one target to another following Sam Allardyce’s departure. Their Chinese owners blocked the appointment of Chris Wilder and deliberated too long over offering the job to David Wagner.
Frustration around the saga also saw the departure of sporting and technical director Luke Dowling by mutual consent.
They now hope Ismael will accept the challenge of returning the club to the Premier League. However, he has a number of players who wish to leave this summer and faces the task of reshaping the squad.
West Brom’s Chinese owners blocked the appointment of Chris Wilder earlier this summer