Sherwood talking to Baggies

  • Last Updated: June 13 2014, 18:21 BST

West Brom are deep in talks with Tim Sherwood over becoming the club's new boss but he is not the only candidate, Press Association Sport understands.

Tim Sherwood: Strong contender for West Brom post
Tim Sherwood: Strong contender for West Brom post

The Baggies were hoping to have Pepe Mel's replacement in position by Friday but the situation has proved less straightforward than anticipated and will now continue into the weekend.

Ex-Tottenham boss Sherwood, sacked at the end of the season as Spurs moved for Mauricio Pochettino, is understood to be the leading candidate but at least one other applicant remains in the picture.

Reports out of the midlands suggested that Sherwood had agreed personal terms but was holding up the deal over those offered to his preferred assistants Les Ferdinand and Chris Ramsey.

West Brom would not confirm any details of the process but remain hopeful of naming their man in a matter of days.