By Pete O’Rourke
Carlos Carvalhal has not had an approach from West Brom over the manager’s job, sources have told Football Insider.
The former Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City boss has been made the bookies’ favourite to take over at the Hawthorns.
However, sources tell us that Carvalhal has had no contact with West Brom or spoken to anyone at the club at present.
Football Insider revealed on Thursday (20 October) that Jody Morris has held talks with West Brom over potentially replacing Steve Bruce.
Efforts to appoint a successor to Bruce are being ramped up by West Brom while Richard Beale remains in temporary charge.
Sources told this site earlier this month (11 October) that Wigan Athletic boss Leam Richardson was also in the frame for the job.
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Beale won his first game in charge against Reading last week (15 October) but followed that up with back-to-back defeats.
The last-minute 2-1 loss away to Millwall on Saturday (22 October) has left Albion second from bottom of the Championship table, three points from safety.
The Baggies are next in action next weekend (29 October) when they welcome high-flying Sheffield United to the Hawthorns.
Carvalhal would offer the club significant Championship experience after taking Sheffield Wednesday into the play-offs in the 2016-17 season.
The 56-year-old also managed in the Premier League with Swansea.
He was most recently in charge of UAE Pro League side Al Wahda but lasted only four months before being sacked at the beginning of October.
In other news, Kieran Maguire has claimed that West Brom can cash in from a “bidding war” as a £150million deal is agreed.
By Pete O’Rourke