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West Brom hero Burgess backing McInnes to succeed Pardew

West Brom hero Daryl Burgess would like to see Derek McInnes succeed Alan Pardew.

Burgess's ideal partnership would be current Aberdeen boss McInnes as head coach with Everton first-team coach Craig Shakespeare as his number two.

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."

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