The newspaper claim that the Portuguese manager, who is currently out of work, has made his interest in the role clear to the club, but is currently not the number one option at the Hawthorns, with David Wagner and Alex Neil also on the list.
However it is stated that talks with Slavisa Jokanvoic, the former Fulham man, are underway as their lead candidate and that they will continue into Monday (11 March) as the Baggies look to find a replacement for Darren Moore, who was sacked on Saturday.
It seems as though West Brom are seeking Championship experience from the next man in the dugout and they could hardly have found four more capable candidates to consider. Jokanovic is an obvious choice after his side’s success in the play offs last season, the Baggies looking more and more likely to have to overcome that particular route themselves if they want to seal a return to the Premier League this season. However, if there is no agreement found with the Serbian then Neil, Carvalhal and Wagner are all impressive in their own right and should have no trouble in impressing the top brass at the Hawthorns. Of the quartet, perhaps Wagner would be the biggest coup after his time in the Premier League with Huddersfield, but also the most difficult of the three out of work managers to convince. Neil being in work with Preston North End means there are many more negotiations to go through and the club might want to avoid elongating the issue longer than it has to be.