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West Brom to ramp up manager search with two set to be approached

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West Brom’s search for a new manager will step up in the coming days with the club set to make approaches for Brentford boss Dean Smith and Leicester assistant Michael Appleton.

The Baggies sacked Alan Pardew last month with the side all-but relegated. Whilst Darren Moore has done a superb job since taking over on a caretaker basis, the club’s board are still sounding out potential long-term replacements.

Moore’s performances since taking over have put him in the frame but the Telegraph have revealed that Albion will also be trying to speak to Smith and Appleton.

Smith has done a fine job with the Bees over the years despite losing his better players and encourages his side to play good, attacking football.

Meanwhile, Appleton was a former player and coach at The Hawthorns and is highly regarded at the club.

Despite their impressive run of form, it’s highly likely that Albion will be relegated this weekend with the report stating they hope to have a new manager in place within a fortnight.

The Verdict

Clearly the Albion board have a major decision to make and they have been patient in their search for a new boss.

Smith would be a popular choice because the way his teams play football and his experience in the league, whilst Appleton is another promising young coach. Although, you can’t exclude Moore from the running after the work he has done.

Ultimately though, they need the right man because a lot of changes will be made on the playing side of the squad in the summer but bouncing back straight away is a must.

Thoughts, West Brom fans? Let us know in the comments below.

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