Andre Villas-Boas and Gianfranco Zola both departed their respective clubs on Monday afternoon and one of these ex-Chelsea men could potentially be ready to step into the vacancy at West Brom.

Zola and 'AVB' both held the 'Head Coach' position at their previous clubs, which ironically is what Steve Clarke has just left at the Hawthorns.

Former Watford boss Zola is one of few men who could resign from a mid-table Championship club after suffering a run of one win in 12 games and still be of interest to stable Premier League sides.

AVB would be a massive coup for West Brom. The Portuguese was sacked from Tottenham Hotspur, despite having them five points from the top four.

Both relatively young and upcoming, both also like to play attractive football similar to what the Baggies fans have become accustomed to in the last few years under various managers.

Zola took Watford as far as the playoff final last season, but lost out to Crystal Palace and the hangover that followed seemingly led to his eventual sacking.

AVB may be advised to take his next job abroad after two failures at Chelsea and Spurs, but the temptation of the project at West Brom, and the opportunity to show people what he's really about in England, could be too hard to turn down.

A temptation for Zola would be the chance to be reunited with Matej Vydra, who he had on loan at Watford last season, finishing the season with 20 goals.

The start to his West Brom loan hasn't been too fruitful, but his former manager may be the one to turn that around, and with that, turn the fortunes of the club around. 

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