West Bromwich Albion are still looking for a manager, with David Wagner likely to take over in Switzerland.
West Bromwich Albion will not appoint David Wagner as their new manager after the Baggies’ managerial search took another turn.
The former Huddersfield manager was supposed to take over at The Hawthorns, but the PA news agency understands he is now set to join Young Boys in Switzerland.
After owner Guochuan Lai vetoed a bid for former Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder, Albion resorted to Wagner.
He’d met with the club and appeared to be in line to spearhead their bid to return to the Premier League.
Albion must now re-evaluate their choices, with Lincoln manager Michael Appleton and ex-Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes – both former players – being two viable candidates.
Wagner has been without a club since leaving Schalke in September last year, after leading them to 12th place in the Bundesliga in 2019-20 after joining in May.
After Sam Allardyce’s departure at the end of the season, the Baggies are seeking for a new manager.
After winning promotion from the Sky Bet Championship in 2020, they were relegated from the Premier League, Allardyce’s first relegation.
Slaven Bilic was dismissed by Allardyce in December, leaving Albion in search of their sixth manager in three years.