WBA identify possible replacements for Allardyce with Wilder an option

West Brom identify possible replacements for boss Sam Allardyce, with ex-Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder a potential candidate for relegated Baggies – who could also see star forward Matheus Pereira leave

  • West Bromwich Albion will hold talks with Sam Allardyce over his future
  • The Baggies chief was unable to prevent them being relegated on Sunday
  • Allardyce joined the Premier League strugglers in December on 18-month deal 
  • West Brom have a list of potential candidates with Chris Wilder an option
  • Meanwhile, Baggies are facing interest in star forward Matheus Pereira 

West Bromwich Albion are preparing for a summer shake-up of their squad and considering potential managerial candidates should Sam Allardyce leave.

Allardyce, who signed an 18-month deal in December, will discuss his future with club chiefs in the coming days.

And Sportsmail understands Albion have already identified a list of possible replacements.

Sam Allardyce will hold talks with West Bromwich Albion chiefs over his future as manager

Chris Wilder is an option, and will be in demand following his departure from Sheffield United earlier this season. However, sources claim the 53-year-old does not top West Bromwich’s list.

This summer is likely to be a period of upheaval for the Baggies following their relegation to the Championship, which was confirmed on Sunday.

Matheus Pereira will consider his options — with Aston Villa said to be interested in the Brazilian.

Former Sheffield United chief Chris Wilder is an option for the Baggies should Allardyce leave

West Brom are facing a fight to keep hold of Matheus Pereira following relegation on Sunday

Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone will also be a target for Premier League sides, with Tottenham, West Ham and Manchester United among the interested parties.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles will return to Arsenal following his impressive loan spell, with Southampton and Leeds keen on signing the 23-year-old.

Manchester United and Everton have also shown an interest in him but they view Maitland-Niles as a right back. The England international can play in central midfield as well as at full back.

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