Rangnick 'set for Baggies'
Reports suggest German has agreed to take job
Last Updated: June 2, 2012 5:00pm
Ralf Rangnick: Reportedly agreed a deal to become West Brom's new manager
Former Stuttgart and Schalke boss Ralf Rangnick has agreed to become West Brom's new manager, according to reports in Germany.
The Baggies have been looking for a new man to take charge at The Hawthorns since Roy Hodgson took the England job a month ago.
A number of names have been linked with the role but Claudio Ranieri decided to go to Monaco and their interest in Chris Hughton has reportedly cooled due to Birmingham's compensation demands.
Reports in Germany now suggest that a deal is in place for Rangnick to become Hodgson's successor.
Compensation was not an issue as Rangnick has been without a club since leaving Schalke eight months ago citing exhaustion.
He first met with Albion officials when he was a guest for the final home Premier League game of the season against Arsenal on 13th May.
Rangnick had two spells at Schalke - leading them to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League in 2010/11 - in addition to a four-year stint at Hoffenheim.
West Brom have yet to make any official comment regarding the reports.