Albion eye Blues' boss
By Site Editor
Updated Monday, 30th April 2012
Hughton favourite to replace Hodgson
Birmingham City manager Chris Hughton is favourite to succeed Roy Hodgson – if, as expected, the Albion boss takes the England job.
Hughton is held in high regard by Albion’s hierarchy and was interviewed for the position before Roy Hodgson took the job in February 2011.
The former Newcastle manager has continued to impress at neighbours Birmingham City this season leading the Blues to the play-offs and successfully into Europe for the first time.
However, it’s uncertain whether the 53-year-old would consider a switch to The Hawthorns if Birmingham were to be promoted this season.
Blues currently have a transfer embargo placed upon them after they failed again failed to publish their annual accounts which may sway Hughton’s decision if approach.
Compensation could be a stumbling block if the Baggies approach their rivals from Birmingham for their boss, as could Hughton’s willingness to bring his backroom staff from St. Andrews.
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