West Bromwich Albion are on the lookout for a new manager following their decision to sack Darren Moore at the weekend.
The Baggies are nine points off the automatic promotion places in fourth, with the hierarchy choosing to make a change.
According to The Mirror, Slavisa Jokanovic is the man who the club hopes to appoint as the club’s successor.
The Serbian boss oversaw Fulham’s promotion to the Premier League last season, making the logic abundantly clear.
He is perhaps the standout candidates but he is unlikely to come cheap.
One man who is perhaps being overlooked and has similar credentials to Jokanovic is Aitor Karanka.
The Spaniard left Nottingham Forest in January and only recently was linked to Real Madrid, according to Football Espana.
Forest was something of a firefighting mission and his 30.8% win ratio doesn’t do him justice.
The Reds were in disarray when he took over for the second half of last season. With some summer spending, however, he had them in contention for promotion this season.
Prior to his spell at the City Ground, he completed the promotion mission for Middlesbrough.
Boro were promoted during the 2015/16 campaign so he would bring the know-how with him to the Hawthorns.
His time at the Riverside Stadium saw his team play some stunning football, whilst his win ratio was 46.8%.
Karanka’s decent style of football, ability to win crucial games and the fact he has a point to prove all make him a solid candidate to succeed Moore.