Alan Pardew has admitted he is talks with West Brom about become their new manager.
The Baggies are searching for a new man to take over at The Hawthorns after sacking Tony Pulis last week.
And former Crystal Palace boss Pardew has confirmed he has met the with midlands club for negotiations in the last few days.
Pardew said: “I have had discussions with them, it’s an attractive job and we’ll see where it goes.
“It’s a club that have got a really good set of players, it’s a good opportunity for a manager and if it’s me it’s me.
“It’s an attractive job because they have good quality in there, maybe they should be doing better than they are.
“Looking at them and the depth of the squad it has definitely got some improvement in there and hopefully that’s what they’ll do.”
Pulis was axed last Monday with West Brom languishing just a point clear of the relegation zone in the Premier League.
The side have not won a match since August 22 – a run that now stretches 12 games in all competitions.
Pulis’ assistant Gary Megson has been placed in caretaker charge of the side while the club wait to decide on a full-time appointment.
And Megson had an immediate impact as he guided the Baggies to a surprise 1-1 draw against Tottenham at Wembley on Saturday.
Pardew has been out of a job ever since he left Crystal Palace last season when the London club found themselves in relegation trouble.
There are few candidates with Premier League experience available at present who could come straight in without West Brom needing to pay any compensation.
But there is little chance the club will make an appointment before their next match, against a Newcastle side on Tuesday sliding back down the table.
That means Megson is likely to be in charge at least for a second game, but the club do hope to have someone in place before next weekend – a clash with Pardew’s old club Palace.