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Lincoln City FC deny any "official approach" made for its manager Danny Cowley

Lincoln City manager Danny Cowley after the final whistle on 19 April 2019 Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire/PA Images

Lincoln City has said its management team deserve the attention of clubs at a higher level, but deny any official talks have yet taken place over Danny Cowley.

The boss had been tipped to be in talks with West Bromwich, who are in search of a new manager after parting with Darren Moore.

But in a statement the Imps denied "any club" had many an "official approach" to speak with Danny or his co-manager brother, Nicky.

Lincoln City manager Danny Cowley (left) and assistant manager Nicky Cowley (right) celebrate being promoted to League One. Credit: Simon Cooper/PA Wire/PA Images

"The success we have enjoyed over the last three remarkable seasons has brought us considerable positive coverage and raised the profile of the club, the players and Danny and Nicky Cowley.

"The accolades for our management team have been thoroughly deserved and it is understandable if they attract the attention of clubs at a higher level.

"However, we have had no official approach from any club to speak with Danny and Nicky.

"The board talk regularly with Danny and Nicky who remain totally committed and focused on preparations for next season in our new adventure in League One."

– Lincoln City statement

The Imps were crowned champions of League Two in April and, next season, will play in the third tier of English football for the first time in 20 years.