Preston parted ways with Alex Neil in March, but he could find himself back in the game very soon with West Bromwich Albion.
Neil enjoyed four largely successful years at Preston, but results and performances were poor and North End decided to make a change.
Neil’s right-hand man Frankie McAvoy has landed the job permanently after impressing in interim charge.
What next for Neil?
We’ve seen Neil pop up on Sky Sports and on a Norwich City podcast recently, getting himself in the public eye again.
It seems almost inevitable that Neil will land a Championship job again soon, and he would then have to face off against McAvoy for the first time.
There is one major vacancy in the Championship right now, and that’s West Bromwich Albion following the departure of Sam Allardyce.
Could Alex Neil finally end up at West Brom?
Let’s not forget that West Brom were very keen on landing Neil in 2019, and it looked like he would be leaving to replace Darren Moore.
Neil ended up committing his future to Preston instead, but the Baggies may well hold a long-standing interest in the Scot.
West Brom fans are now taking to Twitter to predict that Neil will be their new manager after David Wagner picked Swiss side Young Boys over a move to The Hawthorns…