Chris Hughton, the former Newcastle United manager, has held talks about becoming the new Head Coach at West Bromwich Albion.
Baggies supremo Jeremy Peace fired Roberto Di Matteo on Sunday, following a run of 13 losses in 18 games, which has seen the Albion slide into the relegation dog-fight.
Hughton, 52, lead Newcastle to the Championship title last season, but was inexplicably sacked by the clubs chairman Mike Ashley, despite a decent start to the season with the Magpies.
It’s believed that Hughton’s extensive coaching experience in the Premier League, both with Newcastle and Tottenham Hotspur, where he spent over 15 years as a coach and an assistant boss under the likes of George Graham, Glenn Hoddle and Martin Jol, have made him Peace’s number one candidate to fill the void left by Di Matteo’s dismissal.
The two parties were locked in talks last night and once again today, and it’s believed that there are a number of details left to be ironed out, including how willing Hughton is to work under Dan Ashworth, Albion’s Sporting and Technical Director.