Alan Curbishley is being linked with Pepe Mel's job at West Bromwich Albion.

The Sunday Mirror says chairman Jeremy Peace is now considering bringing in an experienced British manager for the final 10 games of the season.

Curbishley, back on the market after a brief spell as Fulham's technical director, is \a -candidate.

Peace could also turn to current first-team coach Keith Downing, who enjoyed a decent spell as caretaker manager after Steve Clarke's axing, but has been isolated under Mel.

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