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Irvine doesn't regret taking West Brom job

West Bromwich Albion boss Alan Irvine has no regrets taking the job this season.

Irvine says he has never shied away from the pressure of managing on the front line - even when he was first approached by Everton in February 2011.

And he will not shy away from the pressure now: "I could have had that job (Everton Academy) six months earlier because I was offered it two days after I left Sheffield Wednesday.

"But I didn't want to take it at that particular time. In actual fact when I did take it there was a possibility of me going in at Premier League level as an assistant manager.

"I took the Everton job for a number of reasons.. most of all because of the people who were there. I was persuaded by David Moyes and Bill Kenwright to go back. It's a club I've worked for eleven years, it's a club that I love.

"I probably wouldn't have taken that job at any other club but it fitted really on many levels, including personal levels. I'd just spent a year living away in Sheffield and it was nice to be back home with my family again.

"It wasn't a job I took to get away from first team level. Far from it but I did turn down a number of jobs to manage at that time because I wanted a break."

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