West Brom boss Irvine: I’m absolutely delighted to get the job

Former Everton youth chief Alan Irvine is delighted over his shock appointment at West Bromwich Albion.

Former Everton youth chief Alan Irvine is delighted over his shock appointment at West Bromwich Albion.

The 55-year-old Scot is ‘excited’ about the challenge ahead after agreeing to become the new Albion boss on Saturday.

Irvine said: "I’m absolutely delighted to get the job.

“I’ve got a great deal of respect for the club right the way from the first team through to the Academy.

“The situation at this club is similar to what I went through at Everton when I went there with David (Moyes).

“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.

“My passion is for coaching and I believe my strength is on the training ground, which is where we need to get the work done.”

 
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