West Brom hero Daryl Burgess would like to see Derek McInnes succeed Alan Pardew.
However, he would also back an approach for Leicester assistant Michael Appleton.
“We've done the merry-go round trip, why not look at it another way?" Burgess told the Express & Star.
“I'd have Derek and Shakey, if it was a possibility they could work together. Or Shakey and Appleton. (Darren) Mooro's still there as well.
“You've got a base there of people who know and feel the club, it's not just somewhere they've turned up to and they've got another job to do. It's a bit more personal.
“The personal touch has been ebbing away for a long time, but I suppose that's how the Premier League is, it's more a corporate monster and money-making machine.
“The club has got a wider audience being in the Premier League, but we're kind of losing that intimacy, it's quite cold at times. It'd be nice to get back to being a bit more fan and family orientated."