Sporting and technical director Dan Ashworth has revealed that West Brom have contingency plans in place should they need to find a replacement for head coach Roy Hodgson.

Ashworth claimed the club were prepared for the departure of any key staff member as part of an already-existing policy to ensure they are not plunged into a crisis.

Hodgson is expected to be named as England's new head coach, and Ashworth said: "Where we are strong as a club is in terms of our long-term planning."

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