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Mel admits: 'I'd be extremely happy to be at West Brom next season'

Pepe Mel has made clear his intentions of staying on as West Bromwich Albion manager for next season.

The Baggies were beaten 1-0 by Arsenal at the Emirates on Sunday but remain three points clear of the drop zone with two fixtures left.

Albion need just a point from either of their next two outings against Sunderland or Stoke City to ensure safety and when that is achieved, Mel will speak to the board about what the next plan is for the West Midlands outfit.

"There are 13 players who are going to be out of contract, so it's pretty much like making up a new team, so West Brom has got a lot of work to do," the Spaniard said.

"After the Stoke City match, we will have a meeting and then we will decide whether or not I'll be at West Brom next season.

"Right now we still need one more point to ensure that we're safe, and, after seeing what Sunderland have done in the last month, absolutely anything's possible.

"What we're aiming to do is keep West Brom in the Premier League, and I can tell you now I would be extremely happy to be at West Brom next season."

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