REPORTS suggest former Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis is on the verge of agreeing a deal to take over at struggling West Brom.
The Welshman, who has been out of work since leaving Palace two days before the start of the season, is expected to attend the Baggies match at West Ham on New Year's Day.
it is understood he has agreed a two and a half year deal to succeed Alan Irvine, who was sacked on Monday.
West Brom lie 17th in the Premier League table - two places and one point above Palace.
If Pulis does take the reins at The Hawthorns he'll be set for a return to Selhurst Park on April 18, when Palace are due to entertain West Brom in what could be a crucial game.