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Sam Allardyce set to be handed six-month contract at West Brom

Sam Allardyce set to be handed six-month contract at West Brom with a mission to keep them up as Slaven Bilic faces the sack TODAY

  • Sam Allardyce is in advanced talks to take over as manager of West Brom
  • Current boss Slaven Bilic is set to be sacked after a poor start to the season
  • It will be Allardyce’s first management job since he was sacked by Everton
  • Allardyce will be tasked with keeping the newly-promoted Baggies up

Sam Allardyce is in talks over taking over as West Bromwich Albion manager on a short-term deal with talks to thrash out the final details happening on Wednesday.

Current boss Slaven Bilic is set to be sacked and Sportsmail understands negotiations with Allardyce are progressing – but sources claim there is another candidate in the running. 

The former Bolton, Sunderland and England manager is likely to be in place in time for Sunday’s local derby against Aston Villa – in what will be his first management job since he was sacked by Everton in 2018. 

Sam Allarydce is set to sign a six-month contract at West Brom with Slaven Bilic to be sacked

Allardyce is likely to be handed a six-month contract, until the end of the current season. 

Bilic has yet to be told that he has been sacked and has been planning on taking training on Wednesday but a decision was made on his future after the weekend defeat by Newcastle – and before last night’s plucky draw with Manchester City.

Sportsmail revealed Bilic was holding talks with club bosses over his future as early as October 30. 

Allardyce will be tasked with keeping the newly-promoted Baggies in the Premier League.

The draw at the Etihad took them to seven points from 13 games since they came up from the Championship. They are currently two points off safety. 

Bilic is yet to be told he has been axed and has been planning on taking training on Wednesday

Bilic is yet to be told he has been axed and has been planning on taking training on Wednesday

This will be Allardyce's first management job since he was sacked by Everton back in 2018

This will be Allardyce’s first management job since he was sacked by Everton back in 2018

Bilic tried to deflect questions about his future on Tuesday night but admitted the situation was out of his hands. ‘I’m very calm,’ said the 52-year-old.

‘I’m doing my job. I’m not bothered about (my future). I can’t be more proud of what my team showed tonight. The other things are out of my control and I’m not bothered.

‘I’m really proud of the boys. We asked them to work hard, to frustrate them and to wait for our chances and we’ve done everything. We helped each other and we counted of course on (goalkeeper) Sam Johnstone.

‘But that’s what you need when you come to Etihad if you want to get anything from the game.

‘Every point counts. For me it would mean more than a point, the knowledge of what we have to do now in every game. If we go like crazy and fight for each other then we are going to have a good chance (of staying up) no matter how we play.’  

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