West Brom parted company with manager Darren Moore after a 1-1 draw with Ipswich Town last Saturday, despite the Baggies sitting in fourth place, meaning they are now on the hunt for a new boss.
And they were offered an update by one of the leading candidates when Alex Neil broke his silence at his pre-match press conference.
The former Norwich boss distanced himself from speculation linking him with the vacant job, but at the same time did not completely rule himself out of the running either.
Neil has guided Preston to within touching distance of the play-offs, despite having a tricky start to the campaign, now sat just two points behind sixth-placed Bristol City.
So, is this latest update a boost for the Baggies?
“Only if they want him.
“The whole WBA manager thing is boring me already.
“There’s so much speculation and little actual movement.
“They should have kept Darren Moore if they didn’t have a plan in place.”
“Strangely, this probably is a boost.
“I think Neil would be the best man for the job at West Brom and the fact he has only dismissed speculation rather than rule himself out completely is a good thing.
“There is definitely a deal to be done, here.”
“There could be something in it.
“He’ll rule himself out of jobs if he’s not interested – look at the Celtic role.
“I think this one has legs for sure.”