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West Brom appoint Irvine as new Head Coach


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By Stephen Donovan

Sunday 15 June 2014

West Bromwich Albion have appointed Everton academy boss Alan Irvine as their new Head Coach on a one-year rolling contract, the Birmingham Mail has reported.


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The Scot, who has never managed in the Premier League, will be formally unveiled on Monday, leaving Merseyside after three seasons, after working with the likes of Ross Barkley and Jack Rodwell, who have both gone on to earn senior England caps.


Prior to that, he had guided Preston North End to the Championship play-offs in 2009, where they lost to Sheffield United over two legs. After leaving Deepdale he moved to Sheffield Wednesday, whom he was unable to prevent being relegated to League One in 2010. He was sacked in January of the following year.


He now replaces Pepe Mel, who parted company with West Brom shortly after the end of last season having been in the position of Head Coach for just four months. The Spaniard only narrowly kept the club in the Premier League.


Irvine’s surprise appointment comes despite former Tottenham Head Coach Tim Sherwood appearing to be the favourite. However, talks with the 45-year-old collapsed after the Albion board were unwilling to fulfil the salary demands of his prospective backroom staff including Les Ferdinand and Chris Ramsey.


Announcing the appointment, a West Brom technical director Terry Burton said: "I'm delighted we have been able to secure the services of Alan and Rob. With the support of (coaches) Keith (Downing) and Dean (Kiely), we firmly believe we have put in place the right coaching team to move the club forward.


"From the outset, we decided to pursue candidates who are renowned for their coaching ability and Alan was very much at the forefront of our thoughts because of his achievements in the Premier League and the high regard he is held within the game.’


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