Megson plays down Baggies role

21 November 2017 11:03:29 EST

Gary Megson says he will continue in his caretaker role at West Brom until told different by the club's hierarchy.

The Baggies are in the hunt for a new manager following the sacking of boss Tony Pulis on Monday, with a number of names linked with the position at The Hawthorns.

Although he does not like the term 'caretaker manager', Megson is adamant he will simply look after first-team matters until told otherwise.

"I've only been here four months and that was to help my mate," he told to Sky Sports.

"I'm not the manager. There's no such thing as a caretaker manager. I'm doing this because we haven't got one. I don't like that when someone takes over. That's not the way it works."

Megson added: "The chairman spoke to me yesterday morning. He told me what happened with Tony and asked whether I would take over. It's in my contract. I've not asked how long it will be for. I'll keep going until I'm told otherwise."

West Brom's next game will be against title-challengers Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Saturday.

The Baggies are 14/1 to win, 6/1 to draw and 2/9 to lose Spurs at Wembley this weekend.

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