Baggies only just avoided the drop last season.
West Bromwich Albion are considering appointing Arsenal assistant manager Steve Bould to take over from the recently departed Pepe Mel in the Hawthorns hot seat next season, according to reports in the Sunday Mirror.
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The Baggies decided to part company with the popular Spaniard at the end of the previous campaign after the club only just managed to avoid being relegated to the Championship.
The former Real Betis manager had himself only taken charge of the struggling west Midlands outfit earlier in the campaign following the shock sacking of previous boss Steve Clarke.
And now West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace is said to be pondering making a move for Bould, 51, on the advice of the club’s new technical director Terry Burton who knows the ex-Gunners centre back well from his time working at the Emirates as the north London club’s youth-team boss.
However, it is also believed that Peace is weighing up a move for one-time Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Dave Jones, who very nearly got the job at the turn of the year, only for Mel to be appointed instead.
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