posted on Oct, 27 2004 @ 03:08 PM
Bryan Robson and Micky Adams have both expressed an interest in the vacant managerial position at West Brom. After Sir Bobby Robson distanced himself
from reports that he has been approached to replace Gary Megson, two of the other names in the frame were happy to admit their interest in taking over
at The Hawthorns. Bryan Robson has been linked with the post in tandem with his namesake Sir Bobby and the two worked together at the recent Sky One
event The Match. The former Newcastle United boss made 239 appearances for West Brom between 1956 and 1962 but he has played down talk of a direct
approach from the Albion board.
However, Bryan Robson told The Express & Star: "I shall be applying. I've heard that rumour about me and Sir Bobby but I can assure you I have not
spoken to him.
"But it is definitely a job I would be interested in."
Adams has also thrown his hat into the ring after his recent departure from Leicester City.
"I made it clear I want to get back into it as soon as possible and this is obviously a post that would interest me," affirmed Adams.
LMA chief executive John Barnwell has hit out at speculation regarding Sir Bobby Robson and the West Brom position.
"Today, out of the blue, Gary Megson is no longer the West Brom manager and immediately there's Bobby Robson's name as though he is going to walk
through the door," Barnwell told Sky Sports News.
"Bobby Robson is still negotiating with Newcastle United over the settlement of his contract.
"So it is just people speculating and speculating very wildly with no real evidence of the conversations.
"He is negotiating over his contract which was terminated. The negotiations are still going on and we're optimistic that it could be settled in the
very near future.
"One would hope it would be before Christmas otherwise we would be very upset with it."
[Edited on 9/11/04 by TRD]