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West Brom choose Irvine over Sherwood

West Bromwich Albion have overlooked Tim Sherwood to name Alan Irvine as new manager.

Former Tottenham boss Sherwood had a series of meetings with the Baggies over the past week, but the board chose to go with Scot Irvine.

The Glaswegian was sacked at both Preston and Wednesday, who were relegated to League One under his tenure, and he has not taken charge of a club since leaving Hillsborough in 2011.

However, he has played a prominent role at Everton, helping to bring through the likes of Ross Barkley and Jack Rodwell to the senior team.

It leaves Sherwood available to Southampton, which are also seeking a new manager following Mauricio Pochettino's departure for Tottenham.

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