David Wagner rejected West Brom’s efforts to appoint him as their new first-team manager, according to claims from Sky Sports reporter Rob Dorsett

The German boss emerged as a target for the Baggies as they sought to replace Darren Moore at the helm quickly, but fresh claims have indicated that he knocked back the Championship side’s attempts to hold talks with him. 

Wagner departed Huddersfield Town earlier this year by mutual consent, and the terms of his exit appear to have restricted him from taking up another managerial job until the end of the season. 

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This clause came as bad news for West Brom, who are looking to install a new boss in the immediate future after parting company with Moore on Saturday evening. 

The Baggies sacked the 44-year-old after the team’s 1-1 home draw against Ipswich Town in the Championship. 

Replacements are being lined up and considered by West Brom’s board, but it seems any move for Wagner will have to wait until the summer if the club remain determined to land him. 

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