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.

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.

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