West Bromwich Albion have targeted former Fulham and Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson as the man to replace Roberto Di Matteo.

The Baggies sacked the Italian on Sunday, installing Michael Appleton as caretaker, but it has emerged that Hodgson is the man they want to lead the charge at The Hawthorns.

Reports suggest that the West Midlands club will offer Hodgson the position but have created a shortlist just in case he knocks it back. On that list is former Newcastle United boss Chris Hughton and St Johnstone gaffer Derek McInnes, who played for West Brom between 2000 and 2003.

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