Albion are ready to take some time over appointing a new head coach if necessary.

The Seagulls are working through their tried and trusted process in the search for a successor to the departed Roberto De Zerbi.

They have been strongly linked with Ipswich Town’s double promotion-winner Kieran McKenna, as have Chelsea - although reports emerged on Monday that he will not be going to Stamford Bridge.

While Albion are known to have succession plans in place to replace key members of staff,  The Argus understands they see their current task as somewhat different to when they moved quickly to appoint De Zerbi in place of Graham Potter in 2022.

With no training or games going on, they are prepared to use the time they have to work through their process.

De Zerbi and Albion mutually agreed to part company ten days ago.

He is reportedly of interest to Chelsea as they look to replace Mauricio Pochettino.

Erik ten Hag’s situation at Manchester United remained unclear yesterday after his club beat Manchester City in the FA Cup final.