Former Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes has missed out on the West Brom job after Valérien Ismael was appointed manager at the English Championship club.

McInnes has been out of work since leaving Aberdeen earlier this year. It was reported that he was a frontrunner for the West Brom job after his success at Aberdeen,  where he had managed since 2013, guiding the club to a League Cup victory and multiple second and third place finishes in the Scottish Premiership.

Derek McInnes was in the frame.

Derek McInnes was in the frame.  (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

But Ismael has been appointed West Brom manager after his time with fellow Championship club Barnsley. Hawthorns Chief Executive Xu Ke said: “I am delighted to welcome Valérien to The Hawthorns. Valérien has established a reputation as an excellent coach and I have been impressed by his professionalism, enthusiasm and hunger to succeed.

“His performance last season with Barnsley, and his coaching career to date, all point to a man who has a long, successful career in front of him. It is my hope that he is with us for at least the next four years.”

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