West Bromwich Albion’s managerial search is in swing despite no appointment to be made until the summer.

Albion sacked Alan Pardew earlier this week after the former Crystal Palace man left The Hawthorns with the worst ever win percentage (5.5%) in the clubs history with one of those wins coming against League Two opposition.

Mark Jenkins has trusted Darren Moore to firefight the last six games of a dismal campaign before he and Nick Hammond decide on a replacement for the Championship bound club.

Mick McCarthy was mentioned in the press and the former Wolverhampton Wanderers man did nothing to deny the rumours after announcing his departure from Ipswich just days before West Brom pulled the trigger on the hapless Pardew.

The Birmingham Mail however now report that McCarthy is not in the frame for the job with the West Midlands club steering away from the ‘same old’ names that put the club in the position they are in with joint efforts of Tony Pulis and Alan Pardew sinking the club.

Mathematically Albion could still stay in the Premier League next season but it would take Darren Moore a mammoth effort to make up 11 points on other relegation battlers and it would also probably require Albion to win all six of their remaining games, they’ve managed just three all season.