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West Brom plot Leicester raid

13th March 2018, 16:29 by James Mason

Leicester City's number two Michael Appleton has reportedly emerged as a candidate to replace West Brom boss Alan Pardew this summer.

The Baggies are set to stick with Pardew until the end of the season but, whether the club stay up or not, the English tactician, who was only appointed at the end of November, will be replaced in the summer.

Numerous names have been linked with the position at the Hawthorns and the board, who have come under heavy scrutiny throughout this campaign, have reportedly drawn up a four-man shortlist.

Ostersunds boss Graham Potter, whose reputation has soared after the Europa League last-32, second-leg win over Arsenal, Brentford's Dean Smith and Aberdeen's Derek McInnes are said to be three of the candidates.

Leicester City assistant manager Appleton is now believed to have been added to the list and he could be tempted to take the job in the summer if handed the chance.

The 42-year-old was caretaker boss at West Brom back in 2011 and went on to manage Portsmouth, Blackpool, Blackburn Rovers and Oxford United.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

James Mason grew up in Northumberland so is entrenched in both the football and golf scenes. A low handicap golfer, he also follows Newcastle United and predicts big things under Rafa Benitez.

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