West Brom have opened talks over a deal to hire Danny Cowley as a permanent replacement for Darren Moore.

According to reports from Nick Mashiter, talks have started with the Lincoln boss one of four managers on a shortlist for the club.

Jimmy Shan replaced Moore on an interim basis but is unlikely to be given the job full time.

Former Brighton boss Chris Hughton and Michael O’Neill are also believed to be contenders for the job.

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Cowley, working alongside his brother, has received huge praise for the job he has done at Lincoln, taking them from the National League to League One by winning the League Two title this season.

He would certainly represent a change in direction for West Brom, who have fallen victim to favouring the ‘tried and tested’ managers in the past.

While it would be a big step up, Cowley has shown he deserves the chance to try himself at a higher level.

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