West Brom and Sheffield Wednesday favourite ‘lined up’ for League One role
Former West Bromwich Albion manager Darren Moore is reportedly being eyed up by Sky Bet League One side Port Vale following his departure from Huddersfield Town.
The 49-year-old hasn't had long to refresh from his sacking as he only left the post at John Smith's Stadium two weeks ago. A similar job in the EFL could be tempting, though, with Port Vale in a relegation scrap in the tier below Huddersfield.
Keeping the Valiants in League One could be a good way for Moore to redeem himself after his failed spell in West Yorkshire. After all, he's a superb manager who helped West Brom finish in the play-offs and more recently led Sheffield Wednesday to promotion.
Journalist Alan Nixon reports via his Patreon that Moore is Port Vale's number one target to replace Andy Crosby, who was dismissed following the 3-0 defeat to Fleetwood Town on February 3. Moore is said to be open to a speedy return to management.
As it stands, the job at Vale Park is a rather daunting one as the Valiants are in the bottom four and will face relegation if they remain so at the end of the season. Safety isn't too far from reach, however, as Charlton Athletic are level on points with a better goal difference.
As well as management experience with West Brom, Doncaster Rovers, Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield, former centre-back Moore has over 600 professional appearances to his name as a player.
The ex-Jamaica international is certainly no stranger to intense environments in the Football League and could thrive back in League One, where he enjoyed some of his greatest success in coaching to date.