Three players Slaven Bilic could target if he's made West Bromwich Albion manager

New West Ham manager Slaven Bilic looks on during the UEFA Europa League match between West Ham United and FC Lusitans at Boleyn Ground on July 2, 2015 in London, England.

The former West Ham United boss could return to work with West Bromwich Albion.

New West Ham manager Slaven Bilic looks on during the UEFA Europa League match between West Ham United and FC Lusitans at Boleyn Ground on July 2, 2015 in London, England.

West Bromwich Albion have interviewed the former West Ham United manager, Slaven Bilic, about succeeding Darren Moore, The Express & Star reports.

The newspaper adds that Bilic is now one of the main contenders for the West Brom vacancy.

 

But which of the Croatian's old Hammers players could emerge as targets for the Baggies if he takes the reins?

Sam Byram (West Ham)

Sam Byram of West Ham in action during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester City at Boleyn Ground in London, England.

Byram once admitted that Bilic's attention to detail when it came to researching the former Leeds United right-back was what convinced him to join the Hammers in a £4 million deal (Nottingham Post) despite interest from Everton. But since the 50-year-old's departure in the autumn of 2017, Byram has seen himself slip down the London Stadium pecking order. West Brom are short in the 25-year-old's position having lost Mason Holgate and Tyrone Mings since the end of last season.

James Collins (Unattached)

James Collins of West Ham United celebrates his side going 1-0 up through a Sofiane Feghouli of West Ham United (not seen) goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and...

Collins was a regular throughout Bilic's West Ham reign, but is now without a club after leaving Ipswich Town. Although 35, signing the Welshman would help to restore some of the experience lost through West Brom's decision to release several senior players this summer - and wouldn't cost a penny.

Marcus Browne (West Ham)

Marcus Browne  of West Ham United in action during the Premier League 2 match between West Ham United and Arsenal at London Stadium on April 20, 2018 in London, England.

It was under Bilic that Browne made his solitary West Ham appearance, and his next one could still be a way away yet. The 21-year-old attacking midfielder impressed on loan to Oxford United last season, scoring or making 14 goals in 44 games, but a Championship move could be the next logical step in his development. West Brom have yet to replace last season's loan star, Harvey Barnes, in Browne's position.

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