My tribe

Former Baggies player linked to West Brom vacancy

Former West Bromwich Albion midfielder, and current St Johnstone boss Derek McInnes, is being mentioned as a contender for the manager vacancy with the Baggies. McInnes is believed to be among the contenders to replace Roberto Di Matteo at The Hawthorns after the Italian's sacking.

McInnes admits the speculation is flattering but for the moment his employers are St Johnstone.

"I think you're always looking to work at the highest level possible," said McInnes.

"But I'm enjoying my job at St Johnstone, enjoying trying to improve things year in year out.

"I've got a great set of lads and a fantastic chairman to work for - but in time you never know.

"I had a fantastic time there as a player and really enjoyed working for West Bromwich Albion and had a great affection for the club - I still do.

"It's flattering to be linked as most people would say but I'm also a bit sceptical and I'm just concentrating on the job I've got at St Johnstone."

 Click here for the No1 coverage of all the gossip and transfer news around Aston Villa.

About the author

Dave Williams

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?