WEST BROM have held talks with Liam Rosenior over a quick return to management.
Rosenior, 38, left his job as caretaker gaffer at Derby last month following the appointment of Paul Warne.
He is keen to return to the dugout and Baggies without a manager would avoid having to pay compensation for him.
Free agents Carlos Corberan and Carlos Carvalhal are also in the frame.
Steven Schumacher, Gary Rowett and Leam Richardson have also been linked but they would cost a settlement fee with their clubs.
Rosenior – the son of former QPR and Fulham ace Leroy – was disgusted to leave Pride Park but admits he will fondly remember his time at the club.
He said: “Although it is an extremely sad day to leave Derby County, I do so with such pride and gratitude to be part of this journey with all of you at such a critical time in the club’s history. .
“I would like to thank every supporter, staff member and players I have come into contact with, for giving me so much joy to come to work every day and also for the incredible memories we have shared together during of the past three years.
“I am grateful to David Clowes for entrusting me with the enormous responsibility of leading the process of rebuilding the club’s football team during this time, but more importantly, his role in saving this club from extinction.
“I know how important Derby County is in terms of history, tradition, the outstanding work in the community and the pride it brings to every person in the town and surrounding area and it is with immense pleasure that I know will continue for years to come.
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“Derby County is more than a football club.
“On a personal level, I will never forget the joy, honor and pride of building and leading this team to begin this exciting new era and now is a great time for me to pursue the next stage of my career development as a manager in my own right.”
Rosenior is confident his successor will guide Derby to the Championship.
He said: “I have no doubt the club are in good hands on the pitch with Paul Warne and his team working with an exceptional group of players and professionals, who it has been an absolute pleasure to work with every day. days.
“I hope and am sure they will all be successful and I wish them all the best for the future.
“I wish I could individually thank each member of staff and bear that I had the privilege of meeting and working, but there are too many to mention in this post.
“You all know who you are and I’m sure our paths will cross at some point in the future! Thank you for everything.”
Derby will be back in action on Tuesday, hosting Exeter City at Pride Park.
West Brom, meanwhile, face Sheffield United at the Hawthorns on Saturday.
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