West Brom now willing to pay compensation for next manager - Joseph Masi

West Brom are now willing to pay compensation for their next manager this summer, according to Joseph Masi.

Reports had surfaced claiming that the Baggies were not willing to shell out, and were likely to appoint a manager who is currently unemployed over the summer.

Michael Appleton is now one of the favourites to take charge, with his compensation fee suggested to be at £700,000 after Lincoln’s failure in the League One play-off final.

Writing for the Express and Star over the weekend, Masi shared the major update which could make this manager hunt even longer.

“It is understood the Baggies are willing to pay compensation if they feel the manager to take them forward is currently in work,” he said.

“According to reports, Albion would have to pay £700,000 to Lincoln if they want to appoint Appleton as boss.”

Options.

Lincolnshire Live has reported that no contact has been made by the Baggies to speak to Appleton, despite speculation appearing to heat up.

That goes against everything that has been suggested, with the Lincoln boss clearly the man who many believe is the person to take this club forward.

Based on that opinion, West Brom would be more than happy to spend £700,000 on someone who has proven he can bring success on a limited budget and brilliant work in the loan market this season.

With no contact being made for the likes of Appleton, it is hard to think of another manager currently in work who has been linked with The Hawthorns.

This changes everything and opens up a lot more doors for our next gaffer.

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