Rui Almeida has become the latest name to be linked with the vacant managerial role at West Bromwich Albion.
That is according to Tancredi Palmeri, who tweeted on Friday that talks have already been held between the Baggies and the Troyes AC manager.
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Almeida, 49, has been in charge of the French Ligue 2 side for just over a year and has previously been in charge of Red Star and SC Bastia.
The Portuguese coach has also served as an assistant at Panathinaikos, S.C Braga, Sporting Lisbon and Zamalek SC.
Palmeri states that following a meeting with Almeida, West Brom chiefs have placed him on the final shortlist of names in contention to take charge ahead of next season.
West Brom have been without a permanent manager since early March, when Darren Moore was controversially sacked despite being fourth in the Championship at the time.
James Shan was placed in temporary charge until the end of the 2018/19 campaign and won seven of 12 games, but isn’t being considered for the job on a full-time basis.
Four more managers linked with West Brom
Hughton is available after being sacked by Brighton last month. The 60-year-old is an attractive option to West Brom due to his successful record of getting teams promoted.
Former West Ham manager Bilic has been out of work since February after being sacked by Al-Ittihad in Saudi Arabia. Bilic is the currently the favourite to get the job after holding talks on two occasions.
Lincoln City’s Danny Cowley has impressed in recent years after leading the Imps to League One and going on a fantastic FA Cup run. Cowley says only the ‘perfect offer’ would see him move clubs this summer.
Bowyer led Charlton Athletic to promotion to the Championship in his first full season as a manager. Judging by the reaction online, Bowyer being appointed wouldn’t be the most popular of decisions amongst fans.