West Bromwich Albion Head Coach Steve Clarke has revealed his desire to sign a new contract and stay with the club for the long-term, with his current deal set to expire at the end of this season, reports the Birmingham
Clarke has been in charge at the Hawthorns since the summer of 2012, when he succeeded Roy Hodgson, who left to become manager of the England national team. The Scot has gone on to make an impressive start to his managerial career, leading West Brom to eighth in the table last season, their highest ever Premier League finish.
He has continued to build this season, and Albion currently lie in 11th position after losing just one of their last eight games, although victory over local rivals Aston Villa on Monday evening will move them back into the top half.
And Clarke is hoping to secure his long-term future in the West Midlands by signing a new contract. When asked if he wanted to stay at Albion, he said: “Yes, of course. It’s a situation I’m comfortable with. The club were comfortable for it to run on until the New Year.I’m happy with that, the club are happy. It’s not a big issue.
“It was always planned for then. I didn’t go and ask for a contract. I’ve never asked for a new contract. I’m happy with the situation, the club is happy with the situation and that should put everybody’s mind at rest.”
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