Lincoln – No Baggies approach for Cowley

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League Two champions Lincoln have dismissed speculation that West Brom have made an approach for their manager Danny Cowley.

League Two champions Lincoln have dismissed speculation that West Brom have made an approach for their manager Danny Cowley.

Albion are looking for their third permanent manager in just over the year after parting ways with Darren Moore in March.

Coach James Shan took over on a temporary basis following the departure of Moore, but he was unable to mastermind an immediate return to the Premier League for the Baggies, as they were beaten in the Championship play-off semi-finals by Aston Villa last week.

The search has now begun in earnest to find a new permanent manager, with the likes of Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill and former Brighton coach Chris Hughton having been linked.

Lincoln boss Cowley has now also emerged as a potential target, as he has enjoyed great success with the Imps, guiding them to two promotions over the last three seasons, as well as a run to the FA Cup quarter-finals in 2017.

Some reports have suggested that West Brom have already made a move for Cowley, as well as his brother and assistant Nicky, although Lincoln have now moved to deny such speculation.

‘We have had no official approach from any club to speak with Danny and Nicky,’ a Lincoln club statement read.

‘The board talk regularly with Danny and Nicky who remain totally committed and focused on preparations for next season in our new adventure in League One.

‘The success we have enjoyed over the last three remarkable seasons has brought us considerable positive coverage and raised the profile of the club, the players and Danny and Nicky Cowley.

‘The accolades for our management team have been thoroughly deserved and it is understandable if they attract the attention of clubs at a higher level.’

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