Former Stuttgart and Schalke boss Ralf Rangnick is set to be named new coach of West Bromwich Albion.

German sources say Albion held talks with Rangnick last month as they continued their search to find Roy Hodgson's successor.

And the 53-year-old is reported to have agreed a deal to take the managerial reins at The Hawthorns, having first met with Albion officials when a guest for the final home Premier League game against Arsenal on May 13.

Compensation was not an issue as Rangnick has been without a club since leaving Schalke eight months ago citing exhaustion.