Report: Barnsley consider move for West Brom coach Darren Moore

Alan Pardew, Manager of West Bromwich Albion looks on prior to the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Southampton at The Hawthorns on February 3, 2018 in West Bromwich,...

Moore, who is currently employed as West Bromwich Albion's first team coach, played for both the Baggies and Barnsley.

Darren Moore attends the Football Black List 2016 at Village Underground on March 28, 2017 in London, England.

Barnsley are considering an approach for West Bromwich Albion coach Darren Moore, according to The Sun.

The Tykes are seeking a replacement for Paul Heckingbottom, after the 40-year-old's departure on Wednesday.

And it is claimed that Moore, who like Heckingbottom is a former Barnsley player, is among those on the Reds' list to succeed him.

The Sun reports, however, that it would take a lot for Moore to leave West Brom, having only been promoted to the role of Baggies first team coach in December.

Manchester United's Italian forward Federico Macheda (C) competes with Barnsley's Jamaican defender Darren Moore (grounded) during the Carling Cup fourth round football match at the...

Nevertheless, it adds that an offer from Barnsley would leave the 43-year-old facing a dilemma, especially given his connection with the Championship strugglers.

Working down the list?

Barnsley have been linked with a string of names in the wake of Heckingbottom's departure, which appears to have caught his former employers by surprise.

HITC Sport understands they have already been knocked back by Danny Cowley, the Lincoln City manager, while linked pair Grant McCann and Karl Robinson, of Peterborough United and Charlton Athletic respectively, may also prove difficult to prise away.

David Unsworth, Caretaker Manager of Everton looks on during the Premier League match between Everton and Watford at Goodison Park on November 5, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

It is perhaps likely that Barnsley would have more success with someone like Moore at West Brom or David Unsworth at Everton, neither of whom have held senior managerial roles previously. 

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