Fulham midfielder Greening urges West Brom to secure Di Matteo long-term

Fulham midfielder Jonathan Greening has urged West Bromwich Albion to secure manager Roberto di Matteo to a long-term contract.

Di Matteo is currently on a one-year rolling contract and, although that is the norm at many clubs, Greening has urged Albion to do all they can to keep the manager tied to the club.

“Robbie has done a great job at West Brom,” said Greening, who made 224 appearances for Albion during a five-year spell, helping the club to the Championship title in 2008.

“As a player you look up to people who have achieved something themselves as footballers.

“I’ve got it now with Mark Hughes at Fulham and it was the same with Robbie.

“I remember what he did as a player and he demanded high standards.

“I speak to Deano (Kiely) sometimes and he tells me how strong the coaching staff is.

“Robbie is charismatic and will inevitably get interest from elsewhere. West Brom have to keep him happy because he can achieve a lot for the club in the future.

“Continuity is important and Robbie has got a momentum now at West Brom. I think he can take them far."

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