David Wagner and Steve Cooper to claim to replace Sam Allardyce at West Brom | Football News


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David Wagner and Steve Cooper have joined Frank Lampard and Chris Wilder on the West Bromwich Albion shortlist to replace Sam Allardyce as head coach.

However, reports that Oxford United manager Karl Robinson is under investigation are far from relevant.

Albion bosses were in awe of the job Wagner did to secure the promotion of Huddersfield in 2017 and then keep them in the Premier League the following season.

They would also avoid paying compensation, with Wagner having been out of work since leaving Schalke in September.

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Steve Cooper once again led Swansea to championship play-offs

Cooper would be more expensive and he avoided questions about his future as Swansea is still involved in the Championship play-offs.

They face Barnsley in the second leg of their semi-final on Saturday, with a 1-0 lead from the first leg.

Cooper is also a candidate for the Crystal Palace job, which will fall vacant when Roy Hodgson leaves at the end of the season.

Candidates Lampard and Wilder are currently available, having left their jobs at Chelsea and Sheffield United during the season.

Allardyce will take charge of the already relegated Baggies on Sunday’s end-of-season Premier League trip to Leeds.

He refuted suggestions he chose to quit after failing to receive guarantees on the future direction of the club – and insists the parting will be entirely amicable.

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