Rangnick holds Albion talks


West Bromwich Albion have held talks with the former Schalke and Stuttgart manager Ralf Rangnick, as they look for Roy Hodgson's successor.

Rangnick moved ahead of Birmingham's Chris Hughton in the reckoning after it emerged the Champion-ship club wanted around £2m in compensation.

Claudio Ranieri was yesterday appointed as coach of Monaco, ending speculation linking him with a move to Albion.