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James Shan receives offers from three clubs after West Brom caretaker spell ends

He was in charge as caretaker of West Bromwich Albion for 12 matches in the 2018/19, but James Shan’s record has allegedly earned him some offers from other clubs.

In March 2019, he replaced Darren Moore as caretaker with the club in fourth in the Championship, and in April it was announced that Shan would remain as caretaker manager until the end of the season.

In that time he won 7, drew 1 and lost 4, also finishing in the same position before losing 2-1 in the first leg of their playoff game with Aston Villa, then drawing won 1-0, but lost on penalties.

Despite being promised a return to his previous role as first-team coach, Shan has told The Sun his future at The Hawthorns is uncertain while the search continues.

He said: “I spoke to the club before I was appointed caretaker until the end of the season and was assured there would be a job for me.

“My current contract is first-team coach and at this moment I would expect it to stay as first-team coach.

“There are some candidates they are looking at, so there’s no doubt the football club is looking to make the right strides.

“A bit like when Darren went, you have to expect the unexpected.”

“Darren is a club legend and will always have that status because of the way he is as a human being.

“He came in and did a fantastic job at the back end of last season and I came and assisted him.

“Darren would often text me on the morning of a game wishing me all the best and then he would text me in the evening to congratulate me.

“After the game against Derby, we met at a motorway services to chew the fat.

“I’m sure we will see him turn up at a club very soon.”

Shan has received offers from three clubs, two from the English Football League and one from abroad. The only EFL teams currently without a boss are Swansea City, Middlesbrough, Plymouth Argyle, Oldham Athletic and Yeovil Town.

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