Clement would welcome McInnes

22 June 2009 02:38
West Brom defender Neil Clement believes former team-mate Derek McInnes is the ideal candidate to take charge at the Hawthorns. The Baggies are searching for a new manager following Tony Mowbray's departure for Celtic, with St Johnstone boss McInnes strongly linked with the vacancy. Former Albion captain McInnes guided Saints into the Scottish Premier League last season and could be handed the task of helping West Brom regain their top-flight status. Clement, the only West Brom squad member to have played alongside the former Albion captain, would welcome the opportunity to work McInnes. "He had lots of respect as captain," Clement told the Birmingham Mail. Inspired "One of my mates at St Johnstone, Jody Morris, has told me what a great job he is doing up there. "No-one at West Brom has a bad word to say about him. He is very highly thought of. He is a class guy and always gives 100 per cent in everything he does. "I think he would do a tremendous job and I think someone as forward thinking as him could only take the club forwards. "He is a diplomat and a clever guy, and he has done extremely well in his first managerial job. "I would like to see him here. I have always got on well with him. I feel he would take the club on and do a really good job. "When Gary Megson was manager he built up a really healthy relationship with him but he does that with everyone. "He is a great ambassador for the club and he would be an inspired appointment."

Source: SKY_Sports