West Brom chief Ashworth insists Clarke no gamble

West Bromwich Albion chief Dan Ashworth insists the appointment of Steve Clarke is no gamble.

West Bromwich Albion chief Dan Ashworth insists the appointment of Steve Clarke is no gamble.

Although it is his first-ever crack at being a boss, he has no doubts Clarke will deliver for the club after taking over the reins from Roy Hodgson.

"When you bring any human being into a new industry or a new place it's a gamble," said Ashworth to the Albion website.

"When Chelsea signed Fernando Torres from Liverpool as a proven Premier League player it didn't work with them for 18 months.

"All of us were sitting there thinking is Torres a gamble, no.

"But he's proof that it hasn't worked. Any player or member of staff is a human and there's an element of risk in everything.

"But because of his experience, knowledge, the people he has worked with, no, I don't see it as a gamble."

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