West Brom appear to be edging ever closer to appointing Slaven Bilic as their new first-team manager. 

The Baggies have been without a boss since March when the club’s hierarchy opted to relieve Darren Moore of his duties, appointing James Shan on a caretaker basis. 

During his interim spell in charge, the coach led West Brom through the play-offs, but they failed to return to the Premier League as a semi-final defeat over two legs against Aston Villa saw their Championship status for next season confirmed. 

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However, after months of waiting, it seems the Baggies are poised to appoint their new boss, with former West Ham manager Bilic ready to commit his future to the club. 

The Express and Star reports that the Croatian is eager to lead West Brom to success, with a contract now being ironed out by lawyers. 

Sky Sports reporter Rob Dorsett, too, suggests that the negotiations are at an advanced stage, with a ‘broad’ agreement now reached regarding Bilic’s salary and other relevant details. 

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