West Brom's ambitious Chinese owners are want someone who can safeguard their £170m summer investment and build for the future.
With the news emerging that Tony Pulls has parted ways with West Brom, Alison Bender and Stewart Robson discuss what his next move will be.
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The English Premier League club have slipped to 16th on the table, a point above the relegation zone.
Following Saturday's 4-0 humbling by Chelsea, the West Brom board chose to dismiss Pulis after almost three years at the helm, with new owner Guochuan Lai poised to make his first managerial appointment since purchasing the club last year.
"My remit was to develop the squad and ensure we delivered results which would in turn improve the club's financial position". If we were down the bottom people could throw at you that the players have chucked it in.
The Ibrox outfit will eventually have to settle for other options if the Premier League side swoop on their man, and they could be left to rue their lateness to make a concrete approach for McInnes.
"I am really disappointed because I have a great relationship with Tony Pulis".
Former West Ham boss Slaven Bilic and ex-Everton chief Ronald Koeman would be interested but have just lost their jobs for the same reason as Pulis got the chop.
Gary Megson has taken temporary charge of the club until a permanent manager is appointed, with Paddy Power making Michael O'Neill the early favourite for the job at 10/3 (4.33).
In 2012 a 1-0 defeat at the Hawthorns saw Andre Villas-Boas sacked, while the following season a 2-1 defeat in West Bromwich proved to be Roberto Di Matteo's final league game.
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