Following their decision to sack Tony Pulis, West Brom have been searching for a new manager, and a few names have popped up.
One of them, perhaps unsurprisingly considering his past experience in England, was former Brighton & Hove Albion manager Oscar Garcia.
The first mention of the Baggies wanting the Spaniard came from Sport on Tuesday, who stated he was a candidate for the job.
On Thursday morning, the very same newspaper claimed that West Brom’s technical director, Nicky Hammond, will ‘shortly inform West Brom’s owners of the choice made’, with Oscar Garcia still mentioned.
Well, the very same afternoon, FootMercato in France have their own information, coming from someone close to the former Saint-Etienne manager.
They said: “Yes, it’s true. That lead (West Brom) exists.”
However, the same source also claims a French club are interested in Garcia, although their name has yet to filter.
The obvious option here would be Lille, who recently ‘momentarily suspended’ Marcelo Bielsa, which is a nice term to say he’s going to be sacked soon.
With L’Equipe on Thursday stating ‘a Spaniard’ would be the preferred option to take over from El Loco, it’s hard to not put two and two together here.
Garcia to West Brom appears to really be a thing, but with Lille now in the mix, things could get interesting.