Baggies make a move for Mowbray

WEST Brom were today expected to step up their bid to bring in Hibernian boss Tony Mowbray as their new manager.The Baggies, without a manager since Bryan Robson's departure on September 18, last night confirmed they have asked Hibs for permission to speak to the former Ipswich Town player and first-team coach.

WEST Brom were today expected to step up their bid to bring in Hibernian boss Tony Mowbray as their new manager.

The Baggies, without a manager since Bryan Robson's departure on September 18, last night confirmed they have asked Hibs for permission to speak to the former Ipswich Town player and first-team coach.

The Coca-Cola Championship club were responding to reports north of the border that they are interested in acquiring Mowbray's services.

Mowbray said: “I am ambitious and would like to manage in England - and I want that to lead to a job in the Premiership.

“Managing in the top flight in Scotland is unique as Celtic and Rangers have so much money and the rest have to try and compete.

“When the Ipswich job came up in the summer it was perhaps the wrong job at the wrong time, and I needed a little more time.”

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If Mowbray, who played for - and briefly managed - Ipswich during a nine-year stay at the club, gets the West Brom job his first game could be against the Blues - at Portman Road on Saturday.

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