Tony Pulis has been appointed as the new head coach of West Brom on a two and a half year deal, the Premier League club have announced.
Pulis will take up his new role after Thursday's match away to West Ham, with his first game in charge due to be Saturday's FA Cup third-round tie against Gateshead.
The former Stoke boss is the reigning Premier League manager of the year after steering Crystal Palace well clear of relegation trouble in the second half of last season, and West Brom are hoping for more of the same as they sit one point above the drop zone following a dismal run under the sacked Alan Irvine.
ITV Central understands that former Stoke City and Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis is to be appointed as the new West Bromwich Albion Head Coach.
It's thought the move will be confirmed by the weekend.
He will replace Alan Irvine who was sacked on Monday.
Pulis is expected to sign a two-and-a-half year contract at The Hawthorns and will be in the stands for the Baggies' New Year's Day trip to West Ham.
West Bromwich Albion is looking for a fourth head coach in just over a year after sacking Alan Irvine.
The 56-year-old lasted 19 Premier League games in charge, winning just 4 of them.
Tim Sherwood and former Stoke City manager Tony Pulis are the bookies' favourites for the job. Matt Ratcliffe reports.
West Bromwich Albion fans say the board has made the right decision sack Alan Irvine.
He won only 4 of his 19 Premier League games in charge, and the club currently cit just a point off the relegation places.
Tony Pulis and Tim Sherwood have both been backed in at the bookies to succeed Alan Irvine at West Bromwich Albion.Read the full story ›
Alan Irvine has been sacked as West Brom head coach after less than seven months in charge.Read the full story ›
West Brom have unveiled a statue in tribute to Tony Brown.
Stars of the football world have attended to pay tribute including Johnny Giles, Ron Atkinson, Cyrille Regis, Graham Williams, John Motson and Tony's son Paul.
West Bromwich Albion twice led Manchester United at the Hawthorns, but two second half goals by the visitors meant it a draw with two goals apiece.
The Baggies went ahead early on, thanks to an 8th minute goal by Stephane Sessegnon.
Marouane Fellaini equalised for Utd just minutes after the break, but West Brom reclaimed their lead in the 66th minute, courtesy of Saido Berahino.
But Daley Blind managed to secure a vital late goal for Louis Van Gaal's team, three minutes from time, to earn a draw.
A charity is to be set up in memory of former West Bromwich Albion player Jeff Astle, who died from a brain trauma caused by heading heavy footballs.
The Jeff Astle Foundation will offer help and support to former players who may also have suffered similar injuries.
The Professional Footballers' Association is helping Jeff's family to establish the charity.
The PFA look forward to working closely with the Astle family to help them establish 'The Jeff Astle Foundation'. http://t.co/u97V22OtbW