West Bromwich Albion are digging in over Dan Ashworth's planned move to the FA.

The Daily Mail says Ashworth, sporting and technical director at West Brom, might not be allowed to take up an FA post until the end of his Hawthorns contract on July 31.

Albion will not let Ashworth go until they have not only found his replacement but the appointment has spent time shadowing Ashworth. West Brom will want compensation from the FA for Ashworth to be released earlier.