Barnsley are reportedly set to approach West Brom coach Darren Moore about replacing Paul Heckinbottom as their new manager.

Moore linked with Baggies exit

Moore linked with Baggies exit

The Championship strugglers were hit by the loss of their boss earlier this week when Heckingbottom departed Oakwell to replace the sacked Thomas Christiansen at Leeds United.

And, with the Reds sitting just one point and one place clear of the second tier's drop zone, the club's hierarchy are desperate to get a new man in the door as quickly as possible.

Simon Grayson and Lincoln’s Danny Cowley have already been linked, while there is speculation that the South Yorkshire outfit are keen on Moore.

The 43-year-old, who enjoyed a spell as a player with Barnsley in addition to the Baggies, Derby and Burton Albion, has been promoted from his position with the Albion Academy to become boss Alan Pardew's first-team coach at the Hawthorns at least until the end of the season.

Pardew will no doubt be keen to keep Moore at the club as they face a scrap for Premier League survival, but it is unlikely he would stand in his way if he expresses a desire to take on his first managerial role.