West Brom managerial blow plus Newcastle and Celtic set to miss out on striker: Championship news and transfer rumours

Middlesbrough are preparing for a busy summer as Neil Warnock looks to bolster his squad ahead of the 2021/22 season – but what else has been happening around the Championship?

By Joe Nicholson
Friday, 11th June 2021, 6:00 am

Here are some of the latest stories from the second tier.

Uncertainty at West Brom

Following their relegation from the Premier League, West Brom are one of the favourites to win promotion back to the top flight.

West Brom's stadium The Hawthorns.

The Baggies are still looking for a new manager, though, following the departure of Sam Allardyce, and finding a replacement is proving challenging.

West Brom appeared set to appoint former Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder at The Hawthorns, yet a move was reportedly vetoed by owner Guochuan Lai.

Former Huddersfield boss David Wagner then became the favourite to take the job but that move has also collapsed, with the German set to take charge of Swiss side BSC Young Boys.

Scott Parker’s future in the balance

There is also uncertainty at Fulham following their relegation from the Premier League – with Scott Parker’s future reportedly in the balance.

The Athletic have claimed The Cottagers’ head coach is still subject to strong interest from Bournemouth and it’s possible Parker could switch clubs this summer.

Parker won promotion from the Championship with Fulham in 2020.

Swansea close in on striker deal

A player who has attracted interest this summer is Wigan striker Kyle Joseph.

Celtic and Newcastle were credited with interest in the 19-year-old who made 18 appearances in League One last season, scoring five goals.

It’s now been reported that Swansea are closing in on the signing of Joseph with his contract set to expire this summer.

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