Claudio Ranieri - one of the favourites to replace Roy Hodgson at West Brom - is being strongly linked to a vacancy at AS Monaco.
Ranieri, the former Chelsea manager, had been made second favourite for the position after it emerged he had twice spoken to executives from the Hawthorns.
However, the Italian is reportedly being courted by French side AS Monaco, according to French newspaper L'Equipe. It has also been reported he is being considered for positions at Fiorentina and in Qatar.
Chris Hughton, the Birmingham City manager, remains favourite to take over at West Brom, with former coach Michael Appleton also reportedly in the running.
In recent days it has emerged that former Chelsea boss Ray Wilkins had been spoken to about the vacancy. German coach Ralf Rangnick, who has been out of work because of exhaustion, was also spoken to.
However, Albion have been expected to follow up interest in Hughton by approaching Birmingham City - who have intimated they will put up a fight to keep their boss.