West Brom boss Clarke grateful to Chelsea fans for reception

West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke was happy with the reception he received from Chelsea fans in defeat yesterday.

West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke was happy with the reception he received from Chelsea fans in defeat yesterday.

The former full-back and coach received a rapturous reception back in SW6.

He said: “Chelsea fans are always good to me. I’ve been back many times.

“They remember me. I was 12 years here a player, and eight as a coach.”

And asked about the furore surrounding the interim boss, Clarke said: “It’s not about me being sorry for Benitez. I’m not at this club any more.”

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