Wilins joins Albion candidates
West Bromwich Albion,
Claudio Ranieri and Ray Wilkins have both reportedly held talks with West Brom about the vacant managerial position at the Hawthorns.
The Baggies have been on the hunt for a new manager since it was confirmed that Roy Hodgson was leaving to take over the England job at the end of the Premier League season. Birmingham boss Chris Hughton was thought to be the club's number one target, but it now seems they are exploring several options before making a firm decision. It is the first time the experienced 55-year-old Wilkins has been linked with the position having been out of coaching since November 2010 when he was relieved of his role as assistant manager to Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea. Former Chelsea boss, Ranieri, has already been mentioned as a candidate given that he is also out of work having left Inter Milan following a six-month stint at the San Siro in March. The former Valencia, Parma and Juventus coach reportedly jetted in to London on Thursday to hold talks with Baggies chairman Jeremy Peace.