David Wagner has agreed a deal to be the new West Brom manager, Football Insider has learned.
The German, 49, will replace Sam Allardyce at the helm and return to English football two-and-a-half years after leaving Huddersfield Town in January 2019.
A West Brom source has told Football Insider that the club have reached an agreement with Wagner over a three-year contract.
He will sign the deal and then be appointed as the club’s new manager in the coming days.
It comes after Albion, as first revealed by Football Insider on 2nd June, had pulled the plug on their pursuit of Chris Wilder.
Former Baggies coach Michael Appleton was then the frontrunner but Chinese owner Guochuan Lai was unwilling to pay his club Lincoln City the compensation needed to lure him away.
Albion subsequently set their sights on Wagner, whose last managerial role ended in the sack at Schalke in September 2020.
It was not a particularly successful time at the cash-strapped German giants, where he set a a new club record of 16 league games without a win in the second half of the 2019-20 season.
Wagner is fondly remembered at Huddersfield, where he led them to a shock promotion in 2016-17.
He was named Championship manager of the year a they beat after they beat Reading in the play-off final on penalties.
He was also heavily praised for keeping Huddersfield in the Premier League the following season.