According to The Telegraph journalist John Percy, West Brom will hold talks with German manager Bruno Labbadia, who has recently left his role as manager of Bundesliga side Wolfsburg.
#wba head coach update: West Brom will hold talks with Bruno Labbadia on Monday. Labbadia has left Wolfsburg and is a free agent. Other contenders set to be approached later this week
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) May 26, 2019
West Brom are still on the lookout for a new permanent manager after the departure of Darren Moore as Head Coach back in March. Caretaker boss Jimmy Shan guided the Baggies to a place in the Championship play-offs, but could not help them past Aston Villa and they fell in the Championship play-off semi-finals.
A number of names have been linked with the vacant manager role at West Brom. Lincoln City boss Danny Cowley, Chris Hughton and Slavisa Jokanovic have all been linked in recent weeks, but Labbadia has too been an emerging candidate, and talks are set to take place next week.
Labbadia is out of a job at the moment after departing German Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg at the end of the season and could be back in work soon. He has spent his entire managerial career in Germany – as he did with the entire of his playing career.
The 53-year-old started out with Darmstadt – where he started his playing career. After three years with Darmstadt, he went on to manage Greuther Furth, Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburg over the course of three years.
Labbadia then became manager of Stuttgart in 2010, going on to spend two-and-a-half-years with the German side. The former Bayern Munich striker left the club in April 2013 before leaving to return to Hamburg, where he lasted around a year and a half before being sacked.
After almost two years out of the game, Labbadia became the manager of Wolfsburg before departing recently.