Liam Rosenior is staying with Albion after being linked to Middlesbrough.

He is understood to have been in contention for a coaching role at the Riverside following the departure of Tony Pulis.

Rosenior’s odds to replace Pulis at the Teesside outfit tumbled as he emerged as a surprise second favourite behind former Boro defender Jonathan Woodgate.

The 34-year-old is highly regarded at the Amex.

Injuries prompted his retirement last summer after three years playing for the Seagulls.

He became Simon Rusk’s under-23s assistant following the completion of the UEFA pro coaching licence, a role he combines with widely acclaimed punditry for Sky Sports.

Rosenior spoke in glowing terms about Albion’s recently appointed head coach Graham Potter in his column for the Guardian newspaper in February 2018, when Potter was still in Sweden with Ostersunds.

Rosenior wrote: “It will be interesting to see how his career progresses and whether in time an English club owner will be “brave” or “crazy” enough not only to employ a man who has proved successful with his ideas in Scandinavia but to give him the time and patience needed for consistent, long-term success.”