"I'm really happy with the appointment," said the 25-year-old right-back to the WBA website.
"The new gaffer has a great CV and he's worked with some great managers.
"Their influence will have no doubt rubbed off on him.
"Working with all those great people will have taught him a lot and I'm sure he has learnt something from all of them.
"Who else can claim to have worked with more top-class managers than him?"