Despite reports to the contrary West Bromwich Albion have not decided who their new manager will be. Therefore caretaker boss Michael Appleton is still in with a chance of the Baggies hot seat.

Former Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has been strongly linked with the Hawthorns vacancy, with reports on Thursday morning suggesting his appointment was imminent.

But before Appleton's press conference at Albion's training ground, a club spokesman issued a short statement refuting these claims.

It read: "Contrary to widespread reports in today's media, I can categorically state that no decision has yet been made by the football club regarding the appointment of a new head coach."

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