Cox trusts board call
Baggies striker admits he knows little about Rangnick
Last Updated: May 31, 2012 2:07pm
Simon Cox: Currently away on international duty with the Republic of Ireland
Simon Cox admits he knows little of Ralf Rangnick, the man being tipped to take charge at West Brom, but he is hoping to have a future at The Hawthorns.
The Baggies find themselves without a manager following Roy Hodgson's decision to take the England job.
The West Brom board are in the process of identifying possible successors, and Rangnick is believed to top their wish list.
The German coach has enjoyed success in his homeland with Hoffenheim and Schalke, but has been out of work since September 2011.
West Brom could be about to offer him a route back to the dugout and Cox, who struggled for first-team minutes under Hodgson, admits he will be keen to find out where he stands.
"First of all we have to appoint one and then whoever that may be I will pick up the phone and see what his plans are, not just for me but for the whole of West Brom," he told Sky Sports News.
Cox is currently away on international duty with the Republic of Ireland ahead of Euro 2012 and has been unable to keep up to date with events back home.
He concedes that he is in no position to comment on the qualities Rangnick would bring to West Brom, but trusts that the Baggies board will make the right call.
"I've never heard of him, being perfectly honest, but whoever the board of directors decide is the right man, I'm sure we will give him a warm welcome if he is the man to take the hot-seat," he said.