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Irvine confident he can handle West Brom expectations

New West Bromwich Albion boss Alan Irvine is confident he can handle the demands of the Hawthorns job.

Irvine believes the club shares similarities with Everton at the time when David Moyes first took over a decade ago.

"The situation at this club is similar to what I went through at Everton when I went there with David," he said.

"I've got a great deal of respect for the club right the way from the first team through to the academy.

"It is run very sensibly and, as a result of that, any head coach coming in has got a great chance of doing a good job.

"A number of the players who have had success in the Premier League with the club are still here.

"But it's a small squad at this moment in time and, clearly, the first job is going to have to be to get some more players in."

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