EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke

Chris Hughton has ruled himself out of the running for the vacant managers’ jobs at West Brom and Middlesbrough, Football Insider understands.

Hughton is out of work after his sacking by Brighton and Hove Albion last week following four-and-a-half years in charge at the south coast club.

The 60-year-old has been mentioned as a possible contender for the jobs at managerless Championship duo West Brom and Middlesbrough in the wake of his departure from Brighton.

A well-placed source has told Football Insider that Hughton is not considering either role at West Brom or Middlesbrough as he would prefer his next role in management to be in the Premier League.

Middlesbrough are searching for a new manager following the departure of Tony Pulis, while Jimmy Shan has been in caretaker charge at West Brom since the sacking of Darren Moore in March.

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Hughton, 60, boasts a wealth of managerial experience after spells at Newcastle, Norwich City, Birmingham City and Brighton.

He is set to wait and see what other opportunities arise before getting back into the managerial hotseat.

In other West Brom news, Danny Mills has tipped Leeds United to sign Baggies ace who was star of their Championship campaign.