West Brom hold talks with ex-Schalke coach Ralf Rangnick

By Saj ChowdhuryBBC Sport
Ralf Rangnick

Former Schalke coach Ralf Rangnick has been in discussions with West Brom with a view to taking over at The Hawthorns.

The Baggies have been without a manager since Roy Hodgson left the role to become England coach on 1 May.

German Rangnick, 53, has been without a role in football since quitting the Bundesliga club in September 2011.

Last March Rangnick, who has also managed Stuttgart, Hoffenheim and Hannover 96, led Schalke to the Champions League semi-finals.

Former Inter Milan coach Claudio Ranieri, who joined Monaco this week, and ex-Chelsea assistant Ray Wilkins have also held talks with the Premier League side.

It is understood that Birmingham manager Chris Hughton is also being considered for the role.