Sacked Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson is an early contender for the manager's post at West Bromwich Albion.

The Sun says Hodgson could be offered a quick route back into the game following his dismissal from Liverpool last month.

Baggies chairman Jeremy Peace has put first-team coach Michael Appleton in caretaker charge after sacking Roberto di Matteo.

But with home clashes against relegation rivals West Ham and Wolves coming up, Peace may look for a swift appointment.

Albion are also looking at ex-Newcastle boss Chris Hughton.

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