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West Brom Turn to Steve Clarke In Hunt For New Boss

Former Chelsea and Liverpool assistant now the front-runner for Hawthorns job.

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West Brom’s search for a successor to Roy Hodgson took another twist today as it emerged that former Chelsea, West Ham and Liverpool assistant Steve Clarke is set to be handed the job, reports the BBC.

Clarke left his role at Anfield on Wednesday after “amicable” talks with the club and the League Managers’ Association confirmed that the 48-year-old is “seeking his next challenge”.

West Brom’s have so far suffered disappointment in their search for a replacement for England manager Hodgson, with early favourite Claudio Ranieri choosing to take over at Monaco and Birmingham manager Chris Hughton bound for Norwich City.

Former Schalke boss Ralf Rangnick was also linked with the Hawthorns hot-seat but looks set to be handed the reigns of the Belgium national team.

The Baggies have now turned to Clarke, who has enjoyed a successful career as an assistant manager since joining Newcastle United as Ruud Gullit’s number two in 1998.

As a player, defender Clarke made 330 appearances for Chelsea and also formed a successful partnership with ‘Special One’ Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge.

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